In order to progress into the 5th year of the MEarthPhys, students must achieve an average of 60% or more over the 3rd and 4th year combined. Boards of Examiners will consider cases of progression for students who are borderline (i.e. achieve between 58% and 59.99% average across their 3rd and 4th years), taking into account the same factors for progression which are taken into account for other progression, award or classification decisions. Borderline criteria used by Boards of Examiners are published to students in advance.
**For academic year 2021-22, the School of GeoSciences hopes to be able to run residential UK and overseas field trips as normal. However, due to possible ongoing restrictions around travel, social distancing and other Covid-19 impact on Health & Safety requirements, our fieldtrips may be subject to change or cancellation. We will continue to follow advice from the University and the Scottish and UK Governments over the next 12 months and adjust our plans accordingly, with the ultimate aim of ensuring the safety of our students and staff above all else. In the event that a planned fieldtrip or field activity cannot go ahead as advertised, alternatives will be put in place to ensure that the learning outcomes of the affected courses can still be met**