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Information regarding our 2022/23 admissions cycle

Our 2022/23 postgraduate taught admissions cycle will open on Monday, 18 October. While we welcome you to apply now, please note that we may not start to review and process these until after this date.

MSc Petroleum Geoscience / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 months [Full-time]
Entry requirements

An upper second class degree or equivalent in Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or related discipline.

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

Outcrop of Miocene carbonates visited on the Mallorca Field trip
Outcrop of Miocene carbonates visited on the Mallorca Field trip
  • Build your knowledge using global datasets to investigate geological systems.

  • Develop understanding through fieldwork and subsurface studies.

  • Learn using industry-standard facilities and software.

  • Develop a range of transferable skills to meet future career demands during the Energy Transition as we reduce carbon emissions, in areas such as carbon sequestration. 

Open days

The University holds postgraduate taught open days regularly, where you have the opportunity to find out more about our courses, the support we offer, and to see our facilities. Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

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).

Scholarships/sponsorships

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

If you are a current student or recent graduate of 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 Masters Bursaries  are aimed at widening access to master's courses by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underrepresented groups.

Each year a number of industry scholarships covering tuition fees and a contribution towards living costs are available through our partners at BP and Shell to UK fee paying students. These awards also offer the potential for an internship with the awarding organisation to undertake a final research project.

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

Contact details

Department
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Contact name
Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 543 4021
Email
Website
https://www.ees.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty

Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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