Dynamic Solid Earth


The evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle over geological time involves a variety of dynamic processes including the generation and evolution of magma and tectonic processes that drive deformation and mountain building. This module provides essential introduction and grounding in crystallography, mineralogy, tectonics, structural geology, volcanology and igneous and metamorphic petrology. Key skills include identifying and describing structures, tectonics, map interpretation, thin section petrography, igneous and metamorphic petrology and geochemistry.


  • Lectures and Practical


  • Practical and theory (short answer/MCQ) exam – 3 hours (100%)