40002 - Stratigraphy and Geomaterials
This course consists of two streams: stratigraphy and geomaterials.
Stratigraphy provides an introduction to the key principles of stratigraphy and palaeontology, using examples from the geological history of Great Britain.
Geomaterials provides an introduction to the materials that make up planets. During the course, students develop key skills in describing and recognizing the most important and abundant minerals and rocks in hand specimen.
Course leader of the Geomaterials part
50007 - Igneous and Metamorphic Geology
This module allows students to develop knowledge and understanding in igneous and metamorphic petrology, and to develop skills in describing, classifying and interpreting the setting of igneous and metamorphic rocks from hand specimens and thin-section.
Course leader of the Metamorphic Geology part
60001a - Independent Geology Project
The project involves four weeks of independent field mapping in a chosen area. With minimum supervision, students observe, measure, document and interpret the detailed geological history of a specific area, typically of around 20 km2.
Coordinator of the module
50005 - Rocks and Structures in the Field
This module comprises the 2nd year taught fieldtrip component of Geology degrees. It includes two fieldtrips, to the Pyrenees (end of Spring term) and to Scotland (Summer term).
60006 - Integrated Advanced Field Geology
This module is a field-course to Sardinia. It takes place in May, and provides broad experience in a range of field geology as well as an introduction to research-writing.