Dynamic Earth

Module code: GL1014

Module co-ordinator: Dr Marc K. Reichow

Plate tectonics determines the shape of our planet’s surface. This module introduces the principles of the plate tectonic cycle, its relationship with processes inside the Earth and the types of rocks it produces on the Earth's surface. By the end of this module you should be able to identify the major rock types associated with magmatic and metamorphic processes.


  • 8 two-hour lectures
  • 8 two-hour workshops


  • Exam, 90 minutes (100%)