The Greene’s Geoscience Diploma programme is a two-year course that starts at the beginning of September each academic year. It is modular, with a programme of ongoing assessment, and is offered at Greene’s in Oxford (U.K.) and Estoril (Portugal). Students can also interchange between locations – for example, spending the first year in Oxford and the second year in Estoril.
Course Director: Dr. Alexander Mitlehner, Ph.D. (London), M.Sc. (London), B.A. (London), PGCE
Faculty leader in Geoscience Environmental Chemistry: Dr. Rowena Fletcher-Wood, M.Chem. (Oxon.), Ph.D. (Birm.)
Faculty leader in Geoscience Biology: Dr. Saif Bham, D.Phil. (Oxon.), B.Sc. (Manchester)
Faculty leader in Geoscience Physics and Mathematics: Anne Curtis, M.A. (Cantab.) PGCE (Cantab.)
Teaching takes the form of a combination of online and face-to-face individual and small group tutorials, seminars and workshops. In addition, to enable you to observe geological phenomena at first hand and to collect data for analysis and interpretation, the course includes both practical sessions and field trips.
Assessment objectives, learning outcomes and classification
There are 10 assessment criteria which form the basis of student assessment, both formal and informal, during the course. Each criterion is subdivided into five different learning outcomes or levels of competency on which each student is assessed and from which the final classification of the Diploma is calculated.
Geoscience Diploma - Assessment Criteria
|C1: Understanding Processes||C6: Practical skills
|C2: Application of Knowledge||C7: Data analysis
|C3: Scientific writing||C8: Critical scientific reading
|C4: Presentation skills||C9: Independent learning
|C5: Fieldwork Skills||C10: Passion and flair
Geoscience Diploma - Final Classification
|A* or high A grade (A level equivalent)||Low A or high B grade (A level equivalent)||Low B or C grade|
(A level equivalent)
|Below C grade (A level