Taught course

Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, preferably upper second-class or above in an Earth Sciences based degree or related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Although primarily aimed at earth science graduates who wish to gain expertise in Micropalaeontology and Petroleum Geoscience, the course has the flexibility to engage with students from a variety of academic backgrounds and would also suit those with experience in related Geoscience disciplines.

Key features:

  • Looking at specimens under the microscopeComprehensive coverage of the key microfossil groups used in hydrocarbon exploration
  • Focus on the role of microfossils in understanding major changes in global climate
  • Course taught by both academic staff and industrial partners
  • Opportunity to experience working with geological consultancies as well as an academic research environment
  • Individual research project tailored to your own skills and goals
  • The course has received financial support from BG Group, BP, Petrostrat and Shell

Taught modules offered include:

  • Foraminifera
  • Calcareous Nannofossils
  • Ostracods
  • Pollen and Spores
  • Dinoflagellates
  • Sedimentary Basin Analysis
  • Petroleum Geology

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,180 FT
International students
£18,900 FT

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005