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Petroleum Geoscience

24 months
8900 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
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Finding new reserves and recovering existing reserves is becoming increasingly important. As a Petroleum Geoscientist, you’ll work with geological and geophysical data and be able to apply it in a variety of ways. This Petroleum Geoscience programme is offered by University of London. 


Teaching is informed by leading research and links to the international oil industry, so you’ll benefit from the most relevant, up-to-date learning. You’ll become a part of a vibrant international graduate community, and make use of our extensive resources as you work towards a rewarding future career.

Career opportunities 

This Petroleum Geoscience programme is offered by University of London and has an international reputation for excellence in the petroleum industry and will enhance your career prospects. Petroleum Geoscience graduates are successful industry professionals who go on to work at senior level in oil companies, geoscience IT, consultancy, and academia.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tectonics and lithosphere dynamics 
  • Geophysical analysis
  • Structural analysis 
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Reservoir geoscience  
  • Petroleum systems
  • Independent research project 
  • Independent research project report

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

For access to the Petroleum Geoscience programme, you will need the following:

  • An undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) in a physical science subject that is comparable to a UK second-class honours degree from an institution acceptable to the University. 
  • Work experience in the oil and gas industry, e.g. conducting evaluations of petroleum systems. Any technical oil and gas related work will be considered.
  • [MSc only] Access to interpretation software, data, and expert supervision for the project. This normally requires employment in the industry, but we can admit you if can arrange alternatives.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17800 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17800 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Total MSc: £17800
  • Total PGDip: £14624
  • Total per module (taken on a standalone basis): £2607


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