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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SOEE3450 Structural Geology

10 creditsClass Size: 33

Module manager: Dr Geoffrey Lloyd

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22


SOEE2050Deformation Processes

This module is mutually exclusive with

SOEE5626MStructural Geology
SOEE5720MFault and Fold Systems

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module students should be able to:
- understand the development of structures in different tectonics settings and scales,
- apply appropriate structural models to evaluate the spatial and temporal evolution of folds and fault arrays, Integrate structural and geophysical data and interpretations.


- Deformation regimes (contractional, extensional and transpressional/transtensional);
- Microtectonics;
- Geodynamics (lithospheric stress states, including rheology).

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours67.00
Total Contact hours33.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Pre and post class reading and evaluation of prescribed current literature
- Summarising and completing practical exercises.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback in practical classes and coursework,general module feedback and review in Week 11.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Practical2 x practical class exercises (50% each): 1 x ‘Geology-style’ report and 1 x A0 conference-style poster100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The assessment for this module comprises two in-class assessments. If the overall mark is a fail, re-assessment will comprise a 2 hrs examination during the re-sit period.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:25:48


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