Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Petroleum Geophysics

The course incorporates aspects of petroleum engineering; has a strong emphasis on production-related aspects of geophysics; emphasises current industry practice, and incorporates commercial technology and software packages.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (minimum 2.1) in either a physical science or engineering or its equivalent; professionals with different 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: Petroleum geology; petroleum engineering; formation evaluation and petrophysics; geostatistics; signal processing and inverse theory; rock physics; near-surface and non-seismic geophysical methods; seismic techniques; advanced seismic data acquisition; advanced seismic data processing and imaging; seismic interpretation; reservoir characterisation; quantitative seismic analysis; petroleum economics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on an individual project.


Qualification Study mode 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

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7594 7333