MSc Geoscience for Sustainable Energy / Overview

Please note that this course is subject to approval.

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months Full Time
Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree in geological sciences, geophysics, engineering (chemical, civil, mechanical, petroleum engineering), physics, maths and physical geography.  

When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved, your academic references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.   

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

Core viewing
MSc student core viewing.

You will be interested in the geoscience skills relevant to the sustainable and environmentally responsible extraction of natural gas, geothermal energy and mineral production to support the low carbon economy. Upon graduation you will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of all subsurface geoscience applications, alongside an in-depth technical knowledge of sedimentary geoscience and geophysics, rock mechanics and fluids evolution. You will have an interest in lab-, computer- and field-based analysis and assessment. You will be interested in a career within the energy sector or academia, in the fields of petroleum geoscience, carbon storage, geothermal, nuclear waste disposal and gas/compressed air storage.

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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).

Scholarships/sponsorships

We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and awards to outstanding UK and international students each year.

If you're a current or recent student at The University of Manchester and plan to start a master's course in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, you may be eligible for our  Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes .

The University of Manchester is committed to widening participation in master's study, and allocates £300,000 in funding each year. Our  Manchester Master's Bursaries  are aimed at widening access to master's courses by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underrepresented groups.

For more information, see the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences  Fees and funding page or visit the University of Manchester  funding for master's courses  website for more information.

Contact details

Department
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Contact name
Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 543 4022
Email
Website
https://www.ees.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty

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