Taught course

Applied Petroleum Geoscience

Institution
University of Derby · College of Life and Natural Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Please see: http://www.derby.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/applied-petroleum-geoscience-msc/

Msc, PG Cert, PG Dip

Months of entry

September

Course content

A comprehensive course

This comprehensive course combines academic and practical teaching to prepare you for, or further, your career in the petroleum industry. Having received accreditation from The Geological Society, you can be confident that the course is topical and well regarded across the sector.

If you’re an international student, you must apply for the full masters course and study it over one year, starting in September. If you’re a UK or EU resident, you can study full-time or part-time. Modules are offered in four-week blocks to allow short periods of study leave from work.

Experienced teachers

Our tutors all have extensive experience and will give you a real insight into the oil industry. Teaching takes place in the classroom, laboratory, and in the field. You’ll also receive professional training to make sure your communication skills are up to industry standards.

Learning stages

The Postgraduate Certificate stage is an intensive 12-week course taught in the Autumn semester. The high degree of industry involvement means that you’ll benefit from the latest thinking in the areas of petroleum geology, petroleum techniques, and geological and commercial risk. Because it’s a short course, UK/EU students may choose to leave after gaining the Certificate and apply for entry-level work.

Alternatively, you can take the three Postgraduate Diploma modules in sequence in the Spring semester and then move on to the Independent Project for your MSc in May. If you choose to study part-time, you’ll need to be in Derby for four-week periods for each module.

The MSc stage will give you specialist knowledge and experience, because your independent project will involve working with data to address a current industry issue. You can study full-time for four months at Derby during the summer semester, or part-time while you work.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
4 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
3 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Dorothy Satterfield
Email
scienceenquiries@derby.ac.uk
Phone
01332 591 703