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GEOL403 Advanced Research Methods in Geoscience 2

Advanced methods and techniques in field- and laboratory-based geoscience research, including research planning, scientific writing and presentation of findings.

Students must have taken GEOL 402 to enrol in this paper. Full-year students starting in the first semester should take the 20-point paper GEOL 401.

Paper title Advanced Research Methods in Geoscience 2
Paper code GEOL403
Subject Geology
EFTS 0.0833
Points 10 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $653.49
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,757.23

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Pre or Corequisite
GEOL 402
GEOL 401
Course outline

View the 400-level handbook (latest handbook indicative of content next time the paper is taught)


  • Understanding of all aspects of basic geology and some areas to a more advanced level
  • Equivalent training to having completed third-year geology at Otago

Most students taking this paper will be completing a research project at 400-level with an academic supervisor in the Geology Department.


Teaching staff

Coordinator: Dr Steven Smith

All Geology staff may contribute to this paper.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students will develop high-level research skills by planning and leading a geological field trip, presenting research findings, and producing a portfolio of seminar notes.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system