Geology in the Field (On campus)

Key facts

  • Cost: £260
  • Credits: 0


Field studies and examining rocks in the field is a key component of geology. Over a course of five full-day field trips across five weeks, we will investigate the geology and geomorphology of a series of areas across central Scotland and unravel the geological history of Scotland. Field trips will be accessible via public transport (or your own transport). You'll be shown how to identify a range of rocks and geomorphological features within the landscape by experienced fieldworkers. Light walking will be involved, and no prior knowledge of geology is needed. A short preliminary meeting will be held on campus in the first week to discuss field sites and travel arrangements. 

Who is this course for?

No prior knowledge is needed. 


Non credit-bearing

Mode of study

One meeting on Campus. Five full-day field trips.  

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