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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 Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $704.22
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
GEOL 402
GEOL 401
  • 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

Co-ordinator: Dr Steven Smith

All Geology staff may contribute to this paper.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Course outline

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

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

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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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system