University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Structural Geology with Geophysics

This programme is the only applied structural geology Master's in the UK. It provides advanced training in the practical application of structural geology, preparing you either for employment in the hydrocarbon or mining industries or for postgraduate study (PhD). You will gain a skillset combining advanced structural techniques and interpreting seismic data, an understanding of structural systems in time and space, and an appreciation of both the geological and geophysical constraints of seismic interpretation and model building. This will allow you to use a combination of structural and geophysical techniques to solve geological problems. As a capable seismic interpreter you'll be able to contribute in an industry role from day 1. Our teaching is research led, with direct links to active applied research. You will be taught by a range of research and industry experts, as well as through industry-led workshops. Strong industry links are a feature of this course.

Course modules

Modules include: 3D Structure (techniques and visualisation); Applied Structural Models; Applied Geophysical Methods; Applied Geodynamics and Basin Evolution; Integrated Sub Surface Analysis; Structural Geology Independent Project; and Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Given the variety of learning outcomes and teaching methods, you will be assessed differently between modules but generally assessed on a combination of presentations, assessed practicals and/or formal examinations.

Sponsorship information

Based on the course's long history of turning out well qualified graduates, we have strong company links which typically offer a number of studentships available for UK/EU students (full and partial awards). Petroleum Leeds scholarships worth £5,000 are also 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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 Months

Campus details

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

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