MSc Petroleum Geoscience / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 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.
- How to apply
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- Sustainable Development Goals
Find out how this course aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including learning which relates to:
- Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
- Goal 13: Climate action
- Goal 14: Life below water
- Goal 15: Life on land
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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.
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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2023, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £13,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £33,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The fees quoted above are fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration, field trip costs (transport, hotels and insurance and computational costs) and also includes essential field equipment (boots, waterproofs) 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 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).
We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and awards to outstanding UK and international students each year.
For the 2023 intake, this includes one competitive scholarship (£20,000 towards fees and living allowance) to a home student, amongst other oppurtunities.
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.
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.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges facing humanity. At The University of Manchester, we address the SDGs through our research and particularly in partnership with our students.
Led by our innovative research, our teaching ensures that all our graduates are empowered, inspired and equipped to address the key socio-political and environmental challenges facing the world.
To illustrate how our teaching will empower you as a change maker, we've highlighted the key SDGs that our courses address.
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 13: Climate action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 14: Life below water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15: Life on land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
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