MSc Subsurface Energy Engineering / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2021

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Academic entry qualification overview

Upper second (2.1) class honours degree in engineering subjects (chemical, civil, mechanical, petroleum engineering), or in geological sciences (geology, geophysics, petroleum geology, petrophysics, hydrogeology) with an evident background in engineering mathematics. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered alongside a previous degree.

English language

All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in English language. Applicants who do not already possess an acceptable English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test and attain the required English Language score:

  • IELTS:  at least 6.5 overall with no sub-test below 6.0. 
  • TOFEL iBT:  at least 90 overall with no sub-test below 20. We do not accept 'MyBestScore'.
  • Pearson PTE: at least 58 overall with no sub-test below 50.

Further information on language requirements can be found on our website .

If you require a student visa and choose to sit Pearson PTE, an overall score of 59 with no less than 59 in each component would be required.

Pre-sessional English

We will consider applicants who do not meet these scores but you may be required to complete a pre-sessional English language course at the University of Manchester prior to the start of the course.

To be considered for a pre-sessional English language course for this programme we require the following minimum IELTS (Academic) scores:

  • 6 Week Pre-Sessional Course:  Minimum 6.0 overall with no sub-test below 5.5.
  • 10 Week Pre-sessional Course: Minimum 5.5 overall with no sub-test below 5.5.

If you have not yet completed your current academic study and are interested in studying a pre-sessional course, you must hold an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test certificate.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. See details of entry requirements for your country at:   This information below relates to the entry requirements for international students wishing to be admitted onto MSc Subsurface Energy Engineering in September 2020. This should be used for guidance and is not a definitive guide as the suitability of discipline, module performance and research will also be taken into consideration. Entry requirements are subject to review each academic year. If your country is not listed, please contact our admissions team.

Azerbaijan: Bakalavr Diplomu 4 out of 5, or 80%   

Bahrain: Bachelor degree GPA 3.2/4.0

Brazil: Bacharel / Licenciado 6 out of 10 or higher

China (mainland): Xueshi 80% or higher

Colombia: Titulo de/ Profesional/ Maestro/ Diploma 4.0/5.0

Ecuador: Licenciado  80% or 8/10

Egypt: Bachelor degree GPA 3.2/4.0

Ghana: Bachelor degree Second Class, Upper Division

Iran: License / Karshenasi 14/20

Iraq: Bachelor degree 75% in four-year degree

Kazakhstan: Bakalavr 85% in four-year degree

Kuwait: Bachelor degree GPA 3.0/4.0

Malaysia: Bachelor degree 3.00/4.00 from a Public University

Mexico: Licenciatura  8.5/10

Morocco: Bachelor degree 15/20

Nigeria: Bachelor degree Second Class, Upper Division

Oman: Bachelor degree GPA 3.0/4.0

Qatar: Bachelor degree GPA 3.0/4.0

Russia: Specialist Diploma 4.25/5.0

Saudi Arabia: Bachelor degree 3.0/4.0 or 3.7/5.0

Turkey: Lisans / Muhendis Diplomasi  2.8-3.4/4.0

Ukraine: Dyplom Magistra/ Bachelors 4.3/5.0

United Arab Emirates: Bachelor degree GPA 3.0/4.0