Where possible we recommend taking 60 credits of courses per year.
Important information regarding optional courses: please be aware that the optional courses listed on this degree programme timetable may be subject to closure or a change of semester at short notice, and there may be a limit on places available. Unfortunately we can't guarantee that every student will get their preferred course option choices.
**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**
For academic year 2021-22, the programme hopes to run the April field course to Nepal (Research and Practice: Fieldwork). However, in the event that overseas field trips are not possible, students will be required to take an additional 20 credit options course in Semester 2.
For part-time students, the Professional Skills course can be taken in Year 2 if wished.