Taught course

Petroleum Production Engineering

University of Leeds · School of Chemical and Process Engineering

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in chemical engineering or a related engineering or science discipline.

All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

Despite great efforts to develop alternative and renewable energies, petroleum demand continues to rise and will remain a substantial feedstock for transportation and the chemicals industry. However, depletion of conventional reserves means the increased demand can only be met by co-producing unconventional reserves/resources and by implementing enhanced production methods.

Our MSc degree in Petroleum Production Engineering provides you with the advanced knowledge and skills to pursue a successful career in petroleum production. You will study core modules covering the fundamental science and engineering topics related to petroleum production, in addition to selecting from a range of optional modules which allows you to tailor your specialization in Petroleum Production Engineering.

Your degree will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, tutorials and applied practicals, enabling you to become proficient in Petroleum Production Engineering practice. As part of our drilling and production modules you will learn through doing, working in teams to execute different drilling and production strategies. Your learning experience will be enhanced by our virtual reality training environment, engaging with industry experts who deliver seminars on current industry challenges, guest lectures from our alumni members discussing life in industry, and visits to production facilities across the UK.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 2343