Last modified: 20 Oct 2022 18:00
The fieldtrip explores the physical geography of a montane area, at present the Italian Alps. The course is based around a one week 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 the processes, forms and management issues characteristic of alpine landscapes: e.g., glacier dynamics and geomorphology, alpine hazards such as avalanches, mountain ecology and the dynamics of alpine rivers. Students complete independent projects, conducted in small groups, on topics they select themselves and which are developed with support from an academic supervisor. This provides the opportunity to develop important research and wider transferable skills.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
General material will cover:
|Estimated cost towards the field course.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Pre-trip group presentation, end of trip group presentation (each 16.5%)
There are no assessments for this course.
Students may resit failed elements of the coursework, but with mark capped at CGS D3/9, or may be asked to complete an alternative assessment. Contact course coordinator.
|ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.