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Applied Petroleum Geoscience, M.Sc.

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Overview

The Applied Petroleum Geoscience programme at Heriot-Watt University is also applicable to non-petroleum subsurfaces geoscience subjects, such as CO2 storage and groundwater flow.

The Applied Petroleum Geoscience degree provides participants with thorough training in aspects of subsurface geology, geophysics, and geo-engineering, relating to the exploration, appraisal, and development of subsurface resources. Although the programme mainly concentrates on exploration for hydrocarbon resources, and delineation of hydrocarbon reservoirs in the subsurface, the skills gained in this subject are applicable to all subsurface geoscience areas, including groundwater exploration, waste disposal or CO2 sequestration.

Career

Past students on the Applied Petroleum Geoscience MSc have gone into further research (PhD programmes in the UK and overseas). Others have gone on to work in geoscience departments of major Oil and Gas companies as well as industry service organizations, contractors and small local companies. Companies who have employed our past students include Shell and Petroceltic here in the UK, and a number of other companies worldwide including Tullow, GNPC, and Total.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reservoir Concepts
  • Petroleum Basins
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Reservoir Sedimentology
  • Geomechanics and Flow Mechanics
  • Petroleum Systems Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum of 2:1 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area.
  • For postgraduate conversion courses, non-related degrees will be considered.
  • Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1180 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1180 GBP per module and a duration of .
  • EU/EEA

    1180 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1180 GBP per module and a duration of .
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