University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Petroleum Exploration Geoscience

The programme has strong links with international oil companies and a proven track record for training in exploration and production geoscience to meet the needs of the oil industry.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering or related discipline; work experience may also be taken into account; IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Geophysical imaging and interpretation; petroleum economics and risk analysis; basin analysis and modelling; petroleum geochemistry; petrophysics/formation evaluation; play fairway and prospect evaluation; reservoir characteristics and modelling; 3D seismic interpretation and visualisation; wellsite and operations geology; management and communication skills.

Sponsorship information

NERC Scholarships: the coursehas been awarded 3 full NERC scholarships, which are available to UK students to fund the course fees, a living allowance and all fieldwork costs; ChevronTexaco Scholarship: this pays the full tuition and bench fees and also provides a living allowance equivalent to the NERC grant; ChevronTexaco award 2 fully-funded scholarships on Petroleum Geoscience courses in the UK; PESGB Scholarship: PESGB The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain offers scholarships for places at Manchester; open to all UK/EU students, with preference to those with some oil industry experience seeking to undertake enhanced training: Scholarship (£5,000 up to £10,000);PTDF Nigeria: For international students there are other schemes such as PTDF Nigeria (full scholarship available).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 21,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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0161 275 4740