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BSc Petroleum Geology

This 3-year programme covers all aspects of geology but concentrates on the geology of petroleum. The programme followed is similar to that of the Geology degree but there are additional, petroleum-specific courses. 

GL1100 Global tectonics

GL1200 Introductory sedimentology

GL1460 Igneous & metamorphic geology

GL1500 Physics & chemistry of the Earth

GL1600 Earth structures

GL1700 Mathematics for geologists

GL1750 Introduction to petroleum geology

GL1800 Introductory palaeontology

GL2200 Stratigraphy & the history of life

GL2210 Regional geology

GL2400 Igneous and metamorphic geology

GL2410 Geochemistry

GL2500 Applied geophysics

GL2600 Structural analysis & remote sensing

GL2901 Field methods in geology


Between 2nd & 3rd year: GL3141 Applied geology (9-12 month work experience in industrial placement)

GL3001 Advanced concepts & techniques in geology

GL3951 Mapping sedimentary basins

GL3210 Advanced topics in sedimentology

GL3250 Regional tectonic analysis

GL3600 Advanced techniques in tectonic & structural interpretation

GL3700 The geology of petroleum


Standard Offer

 UCAS A Level Tariff: 320 points (ABB) including one science subject at A2


Further information including fees, funding and how to apply are available here.


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