Postgraduate Course: Frontiers in Geoscience (PRGE11016)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will introduce students to fundamental research topics and techniques across the GeoSciences. The course will comprise 8 seminars from leading scientists across the E3 DTP on priority environmental science research topics including: climate change and the IPCC; earthquakes and natural hazards; oceanography and sea level change; energy and waste; C capture and storage; ecosystem services; geoengineering.
Seminars from leading scientists across the E3 Doctoral Training Partner on priority environmental science research topics including: climate change and the IPCC; earthquakes and natural hazards; oceanography and sea level change; energy and waste; C capture and storage; ecosystem services; geoengineering.
Priority environmental science research topics including: climate change and the IPCC; earthquakes and natural hazards; oceanography and sea level change; energy and waste; C capture and storage; ecosystem services; geoengineering.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This course supports first year PhD students on the E3 Doctoral Training Programme and is open to other registered PhD students in the School of GeoSciences. For GeoSciences PhD students not on the E3 programme please contact the Course Organiser to be enrolled.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 16,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This non credit bearing course does not have an assessment component.
||Seminar based discussion groups.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- give PhD students a broad overview of scientific research within the remit of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Students will not only attend seminars of NERC-relevant research, they will also have the opportunity to discuss research design and dissemination with experienced scientists.
- interpret discipline leading research in a broad variety of field and will learn to discuss diverse scientific topics not in their focus area.
|Each week students will read 2 papers in advance of the seminar. The seminar will last 45 minutes, and the discussion following will be an hour and fifteen minutes. Student groups are selected each week to lead discussions.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The students will be exposed to a broad overview of scientific research with the remit of the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC). Students will lead discussions on the presented research.
|Course organiser||Dr Richard Essery
|Course secretary||Mrs Katy Cameron
Tel: (0131 6)50 5854