- Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Teaching department
- Earth Sciences
- Credit value
Alternative credit options
There are no alternative credit options available for this module.
The course aims to provide an introduction, with real world examples, to the main concepts in metamorphism and metamorphic processes including examples of modern research practice.
By the end of this module students will have:
- the ability to identify different metamorphic rocks in hand and thin section and place constraints on P-T conditions of formation;
- an understanding of the dynamical processes involved in high-pressure metamorphism and the complex feedbacks between fluids, reaction rates and large-scale strain in lower crustal environments;
- knowledge of modern experimental techniques and an ability to critically assess the results of such experiments.
Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year
Intended teaching term: Term 1 Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 6)
Teaching and assessment
- Mode of study
- Methods of assessment
40% Exam (3 hours)20% Assessed practicals x 320% Assessed problem sheets x 220% Research project (2,000 words maximum)
- Mark scheme
- Numeric Marks
- Number of students on module in previous year
- Module leader
- Professor David Dobson
- Who to contact for more information
This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.