UCL Module Catalogue


Global Geophysics (GEOL0012)

Key information

Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Teaching department
Earth Sciences
Credit value
GEOL0004 Dynamic Earth is a prerequisite. GEOL0005 or 'A' Level maths (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


Global Geophysics covers topics ranging from the study of the  surface directly beneath our feet all the way to the deep interior of the Earth. The aim of the course is to introduce you to the concepts, methods and results of solid Earth geophysics. Students will achieve this through the understanding of the fundamental physics, which describes the behavior of nature, and the tools used to investigate some fascinating planetary processes. This course will examine not only the theory and application of geophysical methods, but also give you an understanding of their limitations and review the contributions they have made to our knowledge of the surface and interior of the Earth.



Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 5)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Methods of assessment
70% Unseen two and a half-hour written examination
30% Problem Sheets
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.

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
Module leader
Professor Lidunka Vocadlo
Who to contact for more information

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.