University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Exploration Geophysics

Geophysics is the remote study of the Earth through physical techniques, principally analysing seismic data, but also applying gravity, magnetic, electromagnetic, and electrical methods. It is a key element of geological analysis for oil, gas and mineral exploration or for environmental and engineering assessment. This course prepares you to embark on a career in resource exploration, environmental and engineering geophysics. Running for over 50 years it is well-established and has strong links to industry. It provides you with a broad range of practical skills, underpinned by a theoretical understanding that equips you to become a professional in your chosen field. You will also undertake a 4-month individual project, mostly in association with an external company or institute and often in their offices.

Sponsorship information

Based on the programme's long history of developing well qualified graduates, it has had the largest number of masters-level geophysics industry scholarships open to UK/EU students. Scholarships are typically available from Apache North Sea, BG Group, BP, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, ION GX Technology, NexenCNOC, Shell, TOTAL. Most scholarships cover full fees, living costs, and project and conference attendance allowances (eg the EAGE). Industry scholarships usually include a summer internship at the sponsoring company. Petroleum Leeds scholarships worth £5,000 are available. You cannot apply directly for this scholarship but you will be automatically considered if you have applied for an Industry scholarship, and are not in receipt of any other source of funding.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 23,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Earth and Environment
Telephone number: 
0113 343 8109