skip to content

Department of Earth Sciences

Students in the Yesares Gypsum karst/Caves (Cueva Covadura)

During the Easter holidays of Part III, the final field trip of the Earth Sciences degree is to the Betic mountain range in southern Spain (Almeria), a region with exceptionally varied geology in an active plate-boundary setting.

There is something spectacular for all tastes: metamorphic basements, overlying reefs, evaporites and turbidite basins, volcanic centres, and major fault zones.  The area provides excellent geological revision in a memorable environment.




Useful links

Term dates






All course materials can be found on the Earth Sciences Moodle course pages.

Log on to Moodle


Health & safety

Whether in the lab or out on fieldwork, you need to be aware of your health and safety, and what responsibilities you have to look after yourself and your colleagues. Please refer to the Safety Handbook.

Safety Handbook

Writing Fellow

Do you need help with any aspect of writing from generating ideas, planning and structure, to clarity and editing? Our Writing Fellow can help.