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Sediment Petrology

The course concerns the identification and classification of sedimentary rocks, sedimentary processes and environments, and the relationship between sedimentary rocks and plate tectonics.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2023

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on whether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are registered on the correct course. If you do not register, you will otherwise lose your place. Read more here ...


A welcome letter will be sent to the e-mail address you have specified in your application and there you will find all the information you need for your studies during the coming semester. If you have not received the welcome letter, first check the spam folder, if you are sure that you have not received it, then contact us at

Yes or No, you need to answer at

Are you a new student? Welcome to IGV. You can find usefull information at New student.

Registration before each semester is mandatory and is done via

In order to register, your student account must be activated. You can register yourself using your university account. Registration generally opens two weeks before the start of the course and you must have registered no later than one week after the start of the course. If you have problems with registration, contact our student office.

Can't register? Contact

To register you have to activate your student account.

Reserve admission

If you have been placed on a waiting list, you will be contacted by e-mail one to two weeks before the course begins. It is sent to the address you entered on For Research traineeship courses, traineeship courses and degree project, see more information above.

Conditionally admitted

If you are conditionally admitted, you must be able to show that you are eligible for admission no later than course start to claim your place in the course. Please contact

Research traineeship courses, traineeship courses and degree project

To be accepted for a research traineeship courses, traineeshipp course and degree projects you need to contact the department. See contact information on each course page. You and a supervisor together write a project plan that is sent to Elisabeth Däcker,


Stockholm University provides special pedagogical support to students with documented long-term disabilities. You should apply as soon as possible after you have been accepted in order to receive the best possible support. Once you have your Nais certificate, contact Elisabeth Däcker,

Apply for support

Learning platform

After registration, you'll get access to the learning platform Athena, where each course has its own page where you will find important information and course material. It is important that you have access to Ladok and Athena at the latest at the start of the course.
Not all courses use Athena, read the information you receive from the course teacher.


Decline your admission

It's important that you decline your place as soon as you know you will not be taking that course or programme as this makes the place available to applicants on the waiting list. In that case, you should decline your offer on your pages on

Declining you admission later than three weeks after the course it will be account as an interruption. If you have an interruption in the course, you will not be able to apply for it again.

Decline you admission on

Can I apply for deferral? I have been admitted but want to postpone my studies

If there are extenuating circumstances you may apply for a deferral of the commencement of your studies.

Application for deferral

Find more information about your studies at IGV

Education pages

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

Find your way on campus

Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

Find your way on campus

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New student

During your studies

Student unions

For new international students

Pre-departure information

New in Sweden

Photo: Vicky Pease
Cretaceous sandstone with shale interlayer from the Yukon-Koyukuk Basin, Alaska. The image shows 'flame' structure - before lithification the weight of the overlying sand squeezes the weaker (wetter?) siltstone causing it to 'squirt' up into the sand layer. Such structures indicate soft-sediment deformation of unconsolidated sediments and also the 'up' or 'top' direction of deposition. Photo: Vicky Pease

For more information see the course home page at:

  • Course structure

    The course is to a 100% a distant learning course. You may start anytime and follow the course in your own pace. No specific schedule is therefore provided.


    Is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:

    A = Excellent
    B = Very good
    C = Good
    D = Satisfactory
    E = Sufficient
    Fx = Insufficient
    F = Entirely insufficient

    The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Nichols, 2009
    Sedimentology and stratigraphy
    ISBN-10: 1405135921
    ISBN-13: 978-1405135924 (ebook)

  • Course reports

    Course evaluations allow the possibility to affect and take responsibility for your own learning and gives important information for our work with pedagogical development.

    It's important that all students complete the course evaluations after each course, it gives the Department the opportunity to improve the courses' quality.

    The course evaluation is composed of a number of questions and specific questions for each course. If you, as a student, want to contribute with more course specific questions you may send them to

    If you haven't received the course evaluation for your finished course, or if you have other questions regarding course evaluations at IGV please contact

    Course evaluation = student's review of the course
    Course report = course leader's reflections about the review

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