Basin Studies & Petroleum Geoscience, Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    20000
    Tuition (Year)
    6500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Many group members have industrial experience in the petroleum geoscience sector and are actively collaborating with industry on various research projects linked to understanding the structural and sedimentary evolution of sedimentary basins, 3D seismic interpretation and reservoir modelling.

The group has dedicated state-of-the-art facilities for digital outcrop data collection and analysis (including terrestrial laser scanning) and for the interpretation, modelling and visualisation of 3D seismic data. We also have dedicated facilities for numerical modelling, in addition to central University HPC facilities.

The group runs several major industrial consortia including the rifts Analogues project (TRAP) and the North Africa Research Group (NARG)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open

Programme Structure

Our research is focused on studies into processes controlling land- and sea-scape evolution, seismic and sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary basin tectonics, clastic and carbonate sedimentology and environmental change. We have developed novel digital outcrop studies and their application to reservoir modelling.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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Academic Requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

Applications are welcome from students with a good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or related discipline.

English language

Overseas students would also need to demonstrate competence in English language, for example, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 20000 International
  • GBP 6500 EU/EEA
    PhD (full-time)

    • UK/EU students (per annum): Band 1 £6,250, Band 2 £8,250, Band 3 £12,500 
    • International students (per annum): Band 1 £22,500, Band 2 £24,500, Band 3 £26,500

      PhD (part-time)

      • UK/EU students (per annum): Band 1 £3,125; Band 2 £4,125; Band 3 £6,250 
      • International students (per annum): Band 1 £11,250; Band 2 £12,250; Band 3 £13,250

      Funding

      The school has a number of research council scholarships available for PhD study.

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