Taught course

Petroleum Geoscience (Tectonics)

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

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in geology, geophysics or a cognate subject. Some additional professional experience is preferred.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Six taught courses (60%) cover Geodynamics, Plate Tectonics, Seismic Processing and Interpretation, Structural Geology, Structural Analysis and Structural Modelling, and include three field trips (UK and Spanish Pyrenees). The Independent Research Project (40%) further develops vocational skills and emphasises research.

Information for international students

The Tectonics course is internationally renowned and attracts students from across the world. One third of our intake is international, with many students sponsored by oil and mining companies.

Fees and funding

One oil company funded place and fee-only studentships from college. 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 471381