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Course Overview

This module is takes students to the boundaries of applied geophysics with content drawn from four areas that are currently the focus of much academic research and which also garner much attention in the media:

  1. Potential field theory and applications [gravity and magnetic];
  2. Electrical/electromagnetic methods and applications, including ground penetrating radar [GPR];
  3. Geophysical hazards; and
  4. Engineering/environmental geophysics. This module is important as it opens up career paths to graduates outwith the resource industries. The balance between the four topics may shift from year to year in response to changing patterns of research and changing employer demand.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Luca De Siena

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Geology And Petroleum Geology (GL) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

As appropriate to the chosen topic.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Geophysics

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment: There are in-course exercises for formative feedback. The summative element consists of two exercises totalling 100% of the assessment. The exercises are: 1. a workbook recording practical work throughout the whole course (50%), and 2. a report exploring future trends in applied geophysics (50%).

Formative Assessment




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