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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Teaching Links

Level 1

Understanding Earth Sciences (GEOL 1101)

Includes a lecture and an interactive practical on Earth Hazards


Level 2

Igneous and Metamorphic Geochemistry and Petrology (GEOL 2231)

Includes our introductory Volcanology course.


Level 3

Volcanology and Magmatism (GEOL 3051)

Our main volcanology course includes magmagenesis, geochemistry and igneous petrology, the physics of volcanic eruptions, volcanic landforms and deposits, and volcanic hazard and risk. The course includes a week-long residential field trip to Tenerife, one of the world's great natural volcano laboratories.


Level 4

Science Communication (GEOL 4061)

This module includes a Volcanology theme.


Undergraduate dissertation projects in volcanology are also offered in L3 and L4.