Taught course

Petroleum Geoscience

Imperial College London · Department of Earth Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

The minimum entrance requirement is an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) degree in an earth science-based subject from a UK university or its equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is a one-year, full-time multidisciplinary programme covering a wide range of earth science subjects and their application to the full spectrum of hydrocarbon exploration and production.

It is designed for students with some industrial experience, as well as for recent graduates seeking careers in the petroleum and allied service industries.

The course presents the methods and practices of the modern petroleum industry, with considerable emphasis on developing transferable skills.


This course is professionally accredited by the Geological Society of London.

Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation25 (6000 words)

Course contact details

Prof. Howard Johnson
+44(0)20 7594 7333