Master’s in Petroleum Geoscience by distance learning

United Kingdom
Aug 12, 2018
Sep 09, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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Gain a prestigious Master’s in Petroleum Geoscience by distance learning with the University of London.

This course provides training in the skills needed to address a range of exploration and production challenges.

Academic direction is provided by the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London.


Finding new reserves and recovering existing reserves is becoming increasingly important. In this Petroleum Geoscience course, you’ll work with geological and geophysical data and be able to apply it in a variety of ways.

The course is ideal for hydrocarbon industry professionals who wish to develop their knowledge and skills alongside their work.

Teaching is informed by leading research and links to the international oil industry, so you’ll benefit from relevant, up-to-date learning and become a part of a vibrant international community.

How you study

This course is available by distance learning. Study anywhere in the world and fit your studies around your work or family commitments.

Your study resources can be accessed through a Virtual Learning Environment, while you also have access to an extensive online library.

Students also undertake a two-week fieldwork trip in the UK, learning from some of the most advanced minds in the field.

Entry requirements

For entry, you need the equivalent of a UK second-class honours degree in a physical science subject, plus 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.

(If you don’t meet the academic requirements but you do have significant work experience, you are welcome to apply.)

The MSc also requires 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 alternative options.

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