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Basin Studies & Petroleum Geoscience, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) Manchester, United Kingdom
Basin studies and Petroleum Geosciences, focuses on fundamental studies of earth surface processes and sedimentary basins, and their application to petroleum geoscience.The group runs several major industrial consortia including the rifts Analogues project (TRAP) and the North Africa Research Group (NARG)
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Overview

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our research is focused on: 

  • Controlling land- and sea-scape evolution, 
  • Seismic and sequence stratigraphy, 
  • Sedimentary basin tectonics, 
  • Clastic and carbonate sedimentology 
  • Environmental change.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General 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
  • 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

  • International

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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

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