Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Petroleum Geoscience

The course covers fundamentals of subsurface exploration appraisal and development; the programme is structured around core courses in various geoscience and engineering disciplines, and their integration for effective subsurface characterisation and management; the course is relevant to the oil and related subsurface industries (carbon storage, groundwater, waste disposal).

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry, students must hold a 2.1, or Higher, Honours or BSc degree in a relevant geoscience discipline such as geology or geophysics from a UK or Overseas University. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Reservoir concepts; petroleum basins; formation evaluation; reservoir sedimentology; geomechanics and flow mechanics; petroleum systems analysis; petroleum geophysics; stratigraphy and reservoir quality; team exploration project; independent project; fieldwork.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

Industry funding (fees plus maintenance) for UK/EU students awarded by interview and competition.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 27,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Institute of Petroleum Engineering
Telephone number: 
0131 4513567