This module provides an advanced understanding of geological processes, particularly at the global scale. Mineralogical and petrographical methods of rock analysis are taught, as well as how such studies provide a sophisticated view of the processes, past and present, at work within the Earth.
This module provides an advanced understanding of stratigraphy and sedimentology, and teaches their use, along with other geological information, in determining Earth history.
- To provide students with the key principles of structural geology and to demonstrate how geological structures relate to geological maps. To develop the field skills of positioning, observation, recording and interpretation in the context of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, geological maps, landforms and tectonic structures.To provide students with the principles of geological and geophysical exploration for natural resources by a practical understanding of the techniques of geological mapping and remote sensing. A one week residential field class on the Isle of Arran forms part of this module.