School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
School of Psychology
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
For the MSc you complete compulsory modules (100 credits) followed by a research project written up as a dissertation (80 credits). For the Diploma you take taught modules (80 credits) and complete a 40-credit dissertation.
The programme begins with modules that cover the deposition and analysis of source rocks and their associated organic matter. The processes by which petroleum is generated, migrates and accumulates are then explored, as are applications of geochemistry to reservoir description and production. The first part of the programme is completed by a study of the behaviour of petroleum in the environment. Following this, a more independent learning style is encouraged, and three project modules based on the Wessex Basin are carried out.Dissertation projects are often laboratory based, but may involve desk studies or computer modelling. You might work within one of our established research groups, or in collaboration with an industrial partner. You will be encouraged to publish your results.