The MSc programme is a full-time 12-month taught course that includes a dissertation. The objective of the programme is to provide advanced training in the field of Petroleum Geoscience. This objective is achieved through lectures, tutorials, hands-on exercises, laboratory practicals, seminars, field exercises, excursions and the preparation of a dissertation. The course is career–oriented and is recommended to professional earth and natural scientists who wish to either establish or consolidate a career in the petroleum geosciences. The broad-based approach also allows graduates to pursue their career options, and that includes consulting, research and personal development through pursuance of higher studies. The programme assumes that the student has a good first degree in the earth sciences or related discipline.
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the earth sciences from a recognised university or equivalent academic institution. Admission will be competitive and applicants will be evaluated on the same criteria as the research-based MPhil in Geology.
DURATION OF COURSE
2 semesters (12 months)
The courses will mainly be taught through hands-on exercises, laboratory practicals, mini- projects, and field exercises. Assessment of all courses will, therefore, be by continuous assessment (60%) and end-of-semester examination (40%).