Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
The fieldtrip explores the physical geography of the Italian Alps. The course is based around an eight day residential field-course located In the shadow of the Mont Blanc Massif supported by taught and student-led sessions on campus. Students have the opportunity to study glacier dynamics and geomorphology, alpine hazards such as avalanches, mountain ecology and the dynamics of alpine rivers. Students complete independent research projects, conducted in small groups, on topics they select themselves and which are developed with support from an academic supervisor. The course will also provide research training in physical geography.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
General material will cover:
Estimated cost towards the field course is £470.
Teaching for this course begins in the second half-session of third year. Normally this course will only run if 10 or more students are registered. Students are asked to make their own travel arrangements to and from the field course venue and they are also asked to make a contribution towards the cost of the field course. Please ask for further details.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 100% coursework: pre-trip presentation, end of trip presentation (each 16.5%) plus final report (67 %). Resit: Resubmission of failed trip report, with mark for this component to be capped at CAS 9.
Students work in groups, supported by staff, to prepare their field trip projects. Students are expected to keep a diary/notebook that records the progress of their project. Pre-trip and end-of-trip presentations provide opportunities for formative feedback that can be used to improve students' performance at the next task/stage of assessment. Production of the report provides useful practice, with feedback, for students who will submit a dissertation.
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