MSc Petroleum Exploration Geoscience / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
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 Department for further information.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online .

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N N

Course overview

The course is taught over one year, full time, by leading researchers in the field from the University of Manchester. Course content is continually refreshed and updated to reflect current thinking and geoscience techniques. We also have close links with industry, including most major oil companies, who provide additional input into our courses and also deliver some of the content alongside careers presentations.

Open days

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences will be holding an MSc Petroleum Geoscience Open Day on 6th February 2019 .

The day will give applicants an opportunity to visit the Department and meet staff and students. Shortlisted applicants who attend the visit day will also be considered for one of our industry funded scholarships (BP and Shell).

Agenda

09.45 - 10.00   Welcome and Coffee

10.00 - 10.45   Introduction, details of the courses - the Manchester Difference - Dr Rufus Brunt

10.45 - 11.00   Exploration Group Project/ AAPG Barrel Award - Dr Mads Huuse                       

10.45 - 11.00   Research Projects and Presentation Day - Dr Mads Huuse    

11.00 - 11.15   Development Course -Dr David Hodgetts

11.15 - 11.30   AAPG Student Chapter

11.30 - 12.00   Oil Industry, Career Paths and Global Perspectives - Invited Industry Guest

12.00 - 12.30   Questions and open discussion with invited industry representatives

12.30 - 13.15   Buffet Lunch and opportunity to meet current students

13.15 -14.00    Research Highlight Taster Session

14.00 -17.00    Interviews: Company Scholarships (BP and Shell Scholarship)

All interested students can attend the Open Day.   Applicants should have already applied and been made an offer/conditional offer of a place to be considered for a scholarship.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £26,000

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.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Department
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0776
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 306 9361
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/ees
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