Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Petroleum Geoscience

The course covers a range of earth science and related subjects and their application to the full spectrum of hydrocarbon exploration and production.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in an earth science-based subject or equivalent; graduates with other closely related earth or environmental science degrees (e.g. physical geography or oceanography) are welcome; professionals with alternative qualifications but with relevant industrial experience are also encouraged to apply; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Applied sedimentology; basin analysis; characterisation of fractured reservoirs; development geology and reservoir modelling; formation evaluation and petrophysics; geostatistics; modelling of petroleum systems; petroleum economics; petroleum engineering; petroleum structural geology; seismic techniques and advanced seismic interpretation; fieldwork: Dorset, UK: characterisation of outcrop analogues for subsurface reservoirs; integrated analysis of petroleum systems.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on dissertation.

Sponsorship information

NERC and industrial studentships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 27,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

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