Planetary Science

Module code: GL3106
Module co-ordinator: Dr Stewart Fishwick

This module considers the formation of the solar system and the internal structure, physical properties, and major thermodynamic processes of its planets, including Earth. You will explore how planetary geology can be determined by remote sensing methods and consider the implications of the discovery of exoplanets.


  • 9 hours of lectures
  • 27 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 114 hours of guided independent study


  • Coursework - group preparation (20%)
  • Coursework - report (50%)
  • Exam - MCQ, 1½ hours (30%)