Sedimentology and stratigraphy


This module examines clastic sedimentary systems, carbonate sedimentary systems and the principles of stratigraphy.

Topics covered

The module comprises three parts. The first examines clastic sedimentary systems in terms of processes and different depositional environments. The second examines carbonate sedimentary systems and the application of sequence stratigraphy to the understanding of carbonate platforms and ramps. The third introduces the principles of stratigraphy and develops a thorough understanding of sequence stratigraphic concepts in clastic systems.


One two-hour unseen written paper (80%) and one or more individual coursework exercises (20%).