University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Petroleum Exploration Geoscience

The course is taught over one year, full time, by a mix of Basins Group staff and industry professionals. A range of geological and geophysical subjects are taught covering the hydrocarbon industry value chain from acquisition, exploration and appraisal to development and production. A multidisciplinary approach takes students through investigation of outcrop analogues as well as geophysical investigation of subsurface hydrocarbon systems. The course is aimed at recent graduates as well as individuals with some industrial experience. Content is advised on by industrial partners with the aim of maintaining relevance to company needs. As part of the course training is provided in technical areas such as core logging and industry standard software. The course provides an thorough grounding for work in the hydrocarbon industry, or further PhD research.

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).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 25,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
Telephone number: 
0161 2750776