Keele University Geology

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Geology is fundamental to modern day living. Geologists explore for our society’s major resource needs including metals, minerals and energy.

Module List – note: This list has been updated for 2015-16

Teaching Resources for modules are on the KLE or are linked from the table below.

FHEQ Level 4 (Year 1) (all compulsory)
ESC-10034 Geology: Time and Space
ESC-10036 Geology: Planet Earth
ESC-10054 Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
ESC-10055 Introduction to Sedimentology and Palaeontology
FHEQ Level 5 (Year 2) (all compulsory)
ESC-20001 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
ESC-20002 Reconstructing Past Environments
ESC-20039 Advanced Structural Geology and Geological Mapping Training
ESC-20040 Geoscience Field Techniques
FHEQ Level 6 (Year 3) (all compulsory)
Compulsory Modules
ESC-30039 Independent Field Project
ESC-30034 Advanced Topics in Sedimentology (compulsory for Year 3 MGeoscience students ONLY)
ESC-30033 Volcanic and Magmatic Processes (Major Geology and Year 3 MGeoscience Geology route students ONLY)
ESC-30038 Geological Communication Skills (Major Geology and Year 3 MGeoscience Geology route ONLY)
Option Modules/Programme Electives (Dual Honours students select THREE modules, Major Geology and Year 3 MGeoscience students select FOUR modules)
ESC-30008 Structure and Geodynamics
ESC-30009 Natural Hazards
ESC-30022 Hydrological and Engineering Geology
ESC-30025 Micropalaeontology: Principles and Applications
ESC-30028 Economic Geology
ESC-30034 Advanced Topics in Sedimentology (optional for BSc students ONLY)
ESC-30036 Exploration Geophysics for the Hydrocarbon Industry
Major Geology students can select a maximum of TWO of the following Physical Geography option modules *:
ESC-30006 Glaciers and Glacial Geomorphology
ESC-30018 Global Environmental Change
ESC-30020 Water Resources
ESC-30027 Coastal Environments

some Geography options may be unavailable due to timetabling constraints.