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 Start month Fee Course duration
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
MSc Full-time £ 10,110 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Programme Secretary
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3567