Research course

Basin Studies and Petroleum Geoscience

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

Entry requirements

The Standard requirement for a Masters programme (either taught or research) is an Upper-Second UK Honours Degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline. For a Doctorate level programme (eg PhD) it is an Upper-Second UK Honours Degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a First Degree with an additional UK Masters Degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

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

The English requirements for postgraduate Studies is IELTS 6.5 and no lower than 6.0 in any component.

Fees and funding

Please see www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

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
Programme Administrator
Email
pg-earthsci@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)161 275 0776