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MSci Petroleum Geoscience

MSci programmes build on the learning outcomes in the BSc programmes, taking the level of study to the forefront of the academic and professional discipline, developing originality in the application of knowledge, and dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively. Students completing these courses have had a high level of success in finding employment in the hydrocarbon and environmental professions, or in continuing into further research degrees.

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 & metamorphic geology

GL2410 Geochemistry

GL2500 Applied geophysics

GL2600 Structural analysis & remote sensing

GL2810 History of life

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

GL3210 Advanced topics in sedimentology

GL3250 Regional tectonic analysis

GL3600 Advanced techniques in tectonic & structural interpretation

GL3700 The geology of petroleum

GL3951 Mapping sedimentary basins


Between 3rd & 4th year:
GL3141 Applied geology (9-12 month work experience in industrial placement)

GL4511 Petroleum geology project

GL4711 The geology of petroleum


4 of:

GL4200 Applied sedimentology & stratigraphy

GL4210 Analysis of depositional environments

GL4500 Seismic processing & interpretation

GL4510 Geodynamics & plate tectonics

GL4620 Interpretation of structural settings

GL4720 Reservoir characterisation

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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