University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Geology and Petroleum Geology

You can study a one year MSc and three to five year PhD in Geology and Petroleum Geology with access to wide ranging equipment accessible through the Scottish Universities Research Centre in East Kilbride.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree in an appropriate subject. Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen. Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.

Course modules

Our research is concerned with the geological evolution of sedimentary basins; it embraces the formation of sedimentary basins and lithosphere geodynamics, their structure and sedimentary fill, the evolution of the deposits and their fluids and the generation, location and exploitation of resources. We address not only fundamental geological questions concerning Earth processes but also the development of resources for societal benefit - through the extraction of hydrocarbons to the use of geological reservoirs as repositories of societal waste.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (EU) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Part-time - 60 months
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc (Res) Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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