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Sedimentary Systems

  • 7.5 credits

The course covers classification and knowledge of sedimentary rocks, sedimentary processes and environments, and the relationship of sedimentary rocks and plate tectonics.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

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Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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. 

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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.

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Students infront of a rock wall, teacher explaining sedimentary systems

Fall term 20 | The course is composed of lectures, laboratories and a field trip. All lectures will be live streamed from campus via zoom or pre-recorded. On-site participation in laboratories is encouraged but arrangements can be made for students not able to come to campus. For those students not able to attend the field trip a replacement assignment will be given.

iconField trip to Västergötland Sweden

More details below under Course structure.

  • Course structure

    Field trip to Västergötland Sweden

The topics covered on this trip include sedimentary environments, rock types, and stratigraphy. 
There will be two nights away at a youth hostel. IGV will pay half the cost of. the trip while students pay the rest (will be approximately 900–1000 SEK).


    Assessment and course requirements:

    • Participation in all group activities and completion lab exercises to a satisfactory standard. Assessment/marking is based 50% on assessed exercises and 50% on a written exam. A minimum of an E grade (50%) is required on the assessed exercises (basin essay and excursion report). A minimum of an E grade (50%) on the written exam is also required.
    • Grades will be set according to a seven-point scale related to the learning objectives of the course:
A = Excellent
B = Very good
C = Good
D = Satisfactory
E = Adequate
Fx = Fail, some additional work required
F = Fail, much additional work required.
    • In order to pass the course, students must receive the minimum passing grade E on all course units and
 participate in all mandatory instruction.
    • Students who receive a failing grade on a regular examination are allowed to retake the examination as long as the course is still provided. The number of examination opportunities is not limited. Other mandatory course elements are equated with examinations. A student who has received a passing grade on an 
examination may not retake the examination to attain a higher grade. A student who has failed the same examination twice is entitled to have another examiner appointed, unless there are special reasons to the contrary. Such requests should be made to the department board. The course has at least two examination
sessions per academic year the year of tuition given. Intermediate years are given at least one examination.
There is no facility to improve the grade Fx to a pass grade in this course.
  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

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

    Sam Boggs Jr., Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

    Fifth Edition (International version), Pearson 564 pp.

  • Contact

    Malin KylanderSenior lecturer, docent, Chemical sedimentology
    Malin Kylander
    +46 (0)8 674 78 98 | Room: R217