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Petroleum Exploration Geoscience MSc

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Degree awarded
12 months full time
Entry requirements
A good Honours degree in Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or related discipline. Work experience may also be taken into account. Please contact the school for further information.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

Please visit the school website  for detailed information about the course.

Open days

Date TBA 

The open day will allow you to meet staff and current students, have a tour of our facilities and view some showcase presentations of our research and MSc projects from previous years. We will also interview for the industry Scholarships, and provide a workshop on how to apply for the PESGB Scholarships and how to obtain other support funding. Invited guests from industry will include a former MSc student who will talk about careers in the oil industry, and a senior industry explorationist who will give a global perspective on the industry and the career that you are about to embark upon.

Applicants wishing to be considered for a scholarship must complete an online application form in the first instance by visiting:

You should have already applied and been made an offer/ conditional offer of a place.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,850
    International students (per annum): £25,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
+44 (0)161 275 0776
+44 (0)161 306 9361
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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