Research course

Basin Studies and Petroleum Geoscience

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from students with a good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or related discipline.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

Basin studies and Petroleum Geosciences, focuses on fundamental studies of earth surface processes and sedimentary basins, and their application to petroleum geoscience. Many group members have industrial experience in the petroleum geoscience sector and are actively collaborating with industry on various research projects linked to understanding the structural and sedimentary evolution of sedimentary basins, 3D seismic interpretation and reservoir modelling.

Our research is focused on studies into processes controlling land- and sea-scape evolution, seismic and sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary basin tectonics, clastic and carbonate sedimentology and environmental change. We have developed novel digital outcrop studies and their application to reservoir modelling.

The group has dedicated state-of-the-art facilities for digital outcrop data collection and analysis (including terrestrial laser scanning) and for the interpretation, modelling and visualisation of 3D seismic data. We also have dedicated facilities for numerical modelling, in addition to central University HPC facilities.

The group runs several major industrial consortia including the rifts Analogues project (TRAP) and the North Africa Research Group (NARG)

Information for international students

Overseas students would also need to demonstrate competence in English language, for example, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5

Fees and funding

UK students
Band 1 £6,500, Band 2 £8,500, Band 3 £12,750
International students
Band 1 £23,000, Band 2 £25,000, Band 3 £27,000

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Email
pg-earth-sci@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 9360