Geoscience for Sustainable Energy, M.Sc. | The University of Manchester | Manchester, United Kingdom
M.Sc. On Campus

Geoscience for Sustainable Energy

12 months
26000 GBP/year
11500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study with researchers of international calibre to develop the skills to ensure the long-term, sustainable supply and storage of low-carbon energy in the Geoscience for Sustainable Energy programme at The University of Manchester.


Course description

The mission of the Geoscience for Sustainable Energy programme at The University of Manchester is to develop the technical knowledge and skills required for graduating students to work in interdisciplinary careers that ensure the sustainable supply of energy and technology deployed to reduce atmospheric carbon by:

  • supplying energy from the subsurface
  • storing energy in the subsurface
  • long-term atmospheric carbon storage
  • storing waste from energy streams
  • developing environmentally-sustainable solutions for sustainable future energy supply

This education and training will be facilitated by integration of fundamental theoretical knowledge, field-, laboratory and computational tools, through blended learning, tutorials, seminars, field trip and group work.

Graduates of this programme will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of all subsurface geoscience applications, alongside an in-depth technical knowledge of sedimentary geoscience and geophysics, rock mechanics, fluid flow and pore evolution. This will equip students for employment within the energy sector, including in the fields of energy, heat and hydrogen storage,  geothermal energy, geological carbon sequestration, gas/compressed air storage, environmental governance of hydrocarbon extraction, and nuclear waste disposal. The programme content has been designed following consultation with key players in the energy industry and the programme will be supported by an industrial advisory board from a diverse range of sub-surface disciplines/energy providers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Subsurface Geoscience
  • GeoEnergy Systems
  • Computational Subsurface Geoscience
  • Communication Skills and Fieldwork
  • Subsurfance Mechanics and GeoEngineering
  • Fluids and Minerals in Subsurface Energy Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second class degree or equivalent in Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or related discipline.
  • When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved, your academic references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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