Degree in geology or geophysics, some oil industry experience is an advantage.
Months of entry
Course contentSix taught courses (60%) cover Geodynamics, Plate Tectonics, Seismic Processing and Interpretation, Structural Analysis, Carbonate and Clastic Sedimentology, Well Log Analysis, Reservoir Characterisation and Petroleum Geology, and include group projects and three field trips (UK and Spanish Pyrenees). The Independent Research Project (40%) further develops vocational skills and emphasises research.
Information for international students
The Petroleum Geoscience (Basin Evolution) MSc course is internationally renowned and attracts students from across Europe and from Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Oman, Egypt, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and the USA. 25% of our intake is international, with many students sponsored by oil companies or the British Council.
Fees and fundingThere are 6 NERC studentships and 2 industry-funded places. All applicants are considered for these awards so no separate application need be made.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||40|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||20|
|Dissertation||40 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- Ms Julie Brown
- 01784 443582
- 01784 471780