MSc Petroleum Geoscience / Careers

Year of entry: 2023

Career opportunities

Careers destinations

The energy industry is the largest employer of earth science graduates and employs more than half of our recent graduating students. Good employment prospects exist within the UK and globally in oil and gas companies, service companies, consultancies and government bodies. 

In addition, the technical skills in subsurface investigation and quantification taught on the program are directly applicable to employment within the growing areas of CCS (carbon capture and storage), network gas storage, compressed air energy storage, and other extractive industries. 

Our graduates go on to become: 

  • Geoscientists; 

  • Geologists and Exploration Geologists;

  • Energy Consultants;
  • Data Engineers. 

And our graduates have secured roles in major international oil and petrochemical companies such as: 

  • Equinor; 

  • Shell; 

  • BP;

  • TOTAL;

  • Exxon;

as well as major consultancy and service companies including:

  • RPS;
  • CGG;
  • Merlin;
  • Schlumberger.

Around one-quarter of our graduates use the research skills gained during the MSc project to continue into PhD study. Many students have the opportunity to work within sponsor energy companies during their MSc project, gaining valuable industrial experience and contacts.