Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology


The module includes:

  • Study of magma genesis and magmatic evolution in specific tectonic environments
  • The inference of metamorphic pressure and temperature distributions in space and time
  • Textural evolution of tectonites

The module aims refine and further develop understanding of igneous and metamorphic processes


  • 1.5 hour written examination 
  • Practical assessment, laboratory notes andclass test on hand-specimens and thin sections

Key skills

  • Microscope skills
  • Handling and interpreting data
  • Description of rock properties