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Petroleum Geology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
Graduate from Petroleum Geology programme at Royal Holloway University of London and you’ll take a diverse research and practical skillset into a field with excellent graduate employment prospects. 
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Overview

Petroleum Geology is the study of a dynamic Earth, exploring the ways in which our physical environment was created,  the patterns of change that continue to alter the world around us, and the precious resources – the oil and natural gas that fulfils so many of our secondary needs.

Career opportunities

Graduates Petroleum Geology programme at Royal Holloway University of London are highly employable and in demand, having acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the extractive hydrocarbon industries  Recent alumni have gone on to careers in the hydrocarbon and mineral extraction industries and environmental professions, among others.  

Accreditation

Accredited by the Geological Society towards Chartered Geologist Status.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Global Tectonics
  •  Introductory Sedimentology
  •  Igneous and Metamorphic Geology
  •  Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
  •  Earth Structures
  • Petroleum Geology with Maths
  •  Introductory Palaeontology
  •  Scientific and Geological Field Skills

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A Levels: ABB-BBB
  • A-level in at least one science-based subject such as Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography or Biology.
  • At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

  • We award our scholarships competitively, usually based on your academic achievements, as well as your scholarship statement. 
  • Bursaries are awarded to all students who meet the eligibility criteria.

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