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Climate Change Throughout Earth's History

Over the 4.6 billion year history of the Earth our planet has shown itself to be a dynamic and ever changing place.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

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Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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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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The tectonic plates are in constant motion, ocean levels have been rising and falling, mountain chains lifting and eroding away and species have been coming into and out of existence. The Earth’s climate has also been changing, both driving and being driven by these planetary changes. Geologically speaking, we live in a "blink of an eye" of the Earth’s history. This course seeks to take an in-depth look at some of the climate shifts that have occurred throughout the Earth’s long history and how we study them. The content of this course will present to you cutting edge research as well as classic works. As it is a distance course you are free to proceed at your own pace and start when you like.

  • Course structure


    Knowledge assessment takes the form of written essay and two plotting exercises.

  • Course literature

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

    MJ. Imbrie and K. Palmer Imbrie, 1986
    Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery
    Harvard University Press
    ISBN: 9780674440753
    – required

    W.F. Ruddiman, 2013
    Earth's Climate: Past and Future
    W.H. Freeman, 3rd ed
    ISBN: 9781429255257
    – recommended, available as SU library e-bok

    All other course literature is drawn from scientific publications. As such it is necessary to have access to on-line journals.

  • Contact

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