- Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Teaching department
- Earth Sciences
- Credit value
- General GCSE-level (or equivalent) knowledge of maths
Alternative credit options
There are no alternative credit options available for this module.
The module provides an introduction to the principles of chemistry as they apply to the Earth system. Fundamental concepts of geochemistry will be learned in class lectures and in practicals focused on chemical bonding, mineral types and stability, stable and radioactive isotopes, aqueous geochemistry, low-temperature chemical reactions, and organic geochemistry. Practical sessions will cement this knowledge as will a term project comparing natural and processed waters by giving the students the opportunity to analyse real world data of practical importance.
By the end of this module students will be able to provide a sound basis for considering the fundamental chemical processes operating in the Earth system, including bonding and minerals, isotopes and fluid chemistry.
Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year
Intended teaching term: Term 1 Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 4)
Teaching and assessment
- Mode of study
- Methods of assessment
- Mark scheme
- Numeric Marks
The methods of assessment for affiliate students may be different to those indicated above. Please contact the department for more information.
- Number of students on module in previous year
- Module leader
- Professor Graham Shields
- Who to contact for more information
This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.