Bedrock Geology: Sedimentary Geology and Basin Analysis

Course · 15 credits

Sedimentary basins are erosional remnants comprising hundreds to thousands of meters thick strata and preserved in regionally widespread, natural or fault-controlled depressions in the crystalline bedrock. They are represented from all tectonic environments and contain Earth’s deposits of coal, oil and gas. They are therefore of great economic importance. Within the geological basic research sedimentary basins are of paramount importance, because their strata are natural climate archives and contain the fossils we build knowledge about evolution and mass extinction on. Research on climate changes and sea level changes in the Earth's history requires in-depth knowledge of how to interpret and model the stratigraphic architecture of sedimentary basins.

Through lectures in sedimentary geology and field trips, the course gives an in-depth knowledge of various depositional environments and tectonic controls on sedimentary basins. You will get to practice modern techniques and methods used to adequately describe stratigraphic architecture and basin history, i.e. facies analysis, sequence stratigraphic analysis, geochemistry and geophysical investigation in boreholes. A regional or international excursion is an important part of the course in order to connect knowledge from lectures and exercises to natural rock exposures. The course is concluded with a literature-based, individual project essay in which you link your knowledge from the course and which constitutes an important part of the final grade.

More information can be found at http://www.geologi.lu.se/utbildning/hela-kursutbudet/geom10

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Contact

Department of Geology

Visiting address
Sölvegatan 12, 223 62 Lund

Postal address
Sölvegatan 12, 223 62 Lund

+46 46 222 78 65

http://geology.lu.se/

Karl Ljung

Study advisor

karl [dot] ljung [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

A minimum of 90 ECTS credits in Geology or Earth Science, including courses corresponding to GEOB21-GEOB25 or GEOB01-GEOB04, or equivalent. English 6/English Course B

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: Previous college/university studies (APAV): 100 %.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Study Options

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How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

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  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
     

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*Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 36 250

First payment: SEK 36 250

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

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Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

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