UCL Module Catalogue


Marine Geology (GEOL0028)

Key information

Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Teaching department
Earth Sciences
Credit value
GEOL0010 Surface Processes and Structures is a prerequisite for this modue.

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


This course aims to inform students about many of the fundamental physical aspects of deep-marine sediment transport and deposition processes, at a range of scales from individual beds to modern and ancient depositional systems. The course involves the study of the range of sediment delivery processes from shelf to deep water, and their deposits, as an archive of controls (e.g., climate change, tectonics, etc.).

By the end of this module students will have:


• an understanding of deep-marine physical processes, deposits, environments and plate-tectonic context;

• acquire skills in subsurface data analysis and interpretation.


GEOL0010 Surface Processes and Structures is a prerequisite for this module.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 6)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Methods of assessment
100% One essay (3,000 words)
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

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

Last updated

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