Taught course

Petroleum Geoscience (Basin Evolution)

Institution
Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Earth Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Degree in geology or geophysics, some oil industry experience is an advantage.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Six 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 funding

There 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

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation40 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Ms Julie Brown
Email
j.brown@gl.rhul.ac.uk
Phone
01784 443582
Fax
01784 471780