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Petroleum Geoscience for Reservoir Development and Production MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
12 Months.
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

MSc Petroleum Geoscience Open Day and Scholarship Interviews - Wednesday 4th Febraury 2015

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.

To view the schedule of the day please see: MSc open day 2015

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 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £22,500

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.


PESGB Scholarship : PESGB The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain is offering scholarships for places on the Petroleum Geoscience MSc at Manchester. This is open to all UK/EU students, with preference to those with some oil industry experience seeking to undertake enhanced training. Scholarship (£5,000 up to £10,000).

PTDF Nigeria : For international students there are other schemes such as PTDF Nigeria (full scholarship available).

Funding for places on the MSc is available from oil company scholarships and University bursaries

Contact details

Academic department
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
Contact name
Michael Atherton
+44(0)161 2750776
+44(0)161 306 9361
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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