Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Petroleum Geoscience (By Distance Learning)

The hydrocarbon industry is crucial to provide us with domestic energy, transportation, plastics and other everyday needs. Petroleum Geoscience by Distance Learning with the University of London lets you earn a Masters degree in this booming sector which fits around your work or family commitments. Choose from a range of course modules to tailor your learning, studying online over a period of years to earn your MSc. This flexible programme lets you choose between the standard course structure, a postgraduate diploma or a series of individual taught courses, letting you fit your studies around your daily life. You'll graduate with a Masters degree from the renowned Royal Holloway Department of Earth Sciences, which is consistently ranked among the UK's top 10. The programme finishes with a one-week field trip and research project, letting you contribute to our leading research culture while you develop your skills and knowledge. Royal Holloway is recognised as one of the world's premier training centres for the hydrocarbon industry, and has run a Petroleum Geoscience MSc programme since 1985. We've established invaluable links within the industry while helping over 600 graduates from 32 countries progress into rewarding careers in the Earth Sciences. Study Petroleum Geoscience (By Distance Learning) at Royal Holloway to enhance your career development without the need for full-time study. - Benefit from a pioneering research culture, with 94% of the Department of Earth Sciences research ranked world-leading or internationally excellent - No. 2 in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014) - Graduate with a Masters degree from a department consistently ranked among the UK's top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2016). - Study a programme internationally recognised as one of the industry's best. - Graduate with excellent employability prospects in the UK and Overseas. - Benefit from adaptable part-time learning fitted around your daily life.

Entry requirements

- UK upper second class degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a relevant subject such as geology or geophysics.
- Candidates with a UK upper second class degree (2:1), or equivalent, in related subjects, such as Physics, Physical Geography or Oceanography will also be considered, provided that their degree contains significant components relevant to Geology, or they have significant industry experience and/or additional relevant training.
- Candidates meeting the minimum entry requirement of a UK lower second class degree (2:2), or equivalent will still be considered, provided that they can demonstrate significant industry experience and/or additional relevant training.

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Course modules

Mandatory modules: Tectonics and Lithosphere Dynamics; Geophysical Analysis; Structural Analysis; Petroleum Systems; Independent Project; Sedimentology and Stratigraphy; Reservoir Geoscience. A range of optional modules are also available.

Assessment methods

Each module, with the exception of the Project, will be assessed by one two-hour unseen written paper (80%) and one or more individual assignments (20%). The Project will be assessed by means of a project report (100%).

Examinations by written paper usually take place in June each year. We have exam centres in over 180 countries worldwide, so you can sit your examinations wherever is most convenient (please see our Assessment and examinations section for further details).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2017 GBP 13,959 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2017 GBP 13,959 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2017 GBP 13,959 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2017 GBP 13,959 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2017 GBP 13,959 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2017 GBP 13,959 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2017 GBP 13,959 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years

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