University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Basin Studies and Petroleum Geoscience

This programme is concerned with the evolution of depositional systems and landscape to structurally imposed constraints, and with diagenetic processes; petroleum geoscience research is a growth area involving 3D seismic interpretation of departmental systems reservoir characterisation and outcrop modelling. The research is focused on integrated studies coupling sequence stratigraphy, structural geology and sedimentary geochemistry and is split 60:40 between outcrop or modelling work; and subsurface studies.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree with minimum 2.1 or equivalent in geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering or related discipline; for the MSc by research work experience may also be taken into consideration; IELTS score of 6.5.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 72 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 72 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 24,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 24,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 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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