University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Petroleum Geoscience

This programme draws on expertise from the University of Edinburgh, Newcastle University and Heriot-Watt University to provide teaching in subsurface geology, geophysics and geo-engineering, equipping students to appraise and develop subsurface resources or find safe burial sites for waste. The programme has a particular focus on hydrocarbon geoscience.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a geological or geophysical science subject area.

Course modules

Modules include: formation evaluation; geomechanics and flow mechanics; petroleum basins; petroleum geophysics; petroleum systems analysis; reservoir concepts; reservoir sedimentology; stratigraphy and reservoir quality.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,110 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 26,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,930 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Programme Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3567