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MScApplied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Although primarily aimed at earth science graduates who wish to gain expertise in Micropalaeontology and Petroleum Geoscience, the course has the flexibility to engage with students from a variety of academic backgrounds and would also suit those with experience in related Geoscience disciplines.

Key features of this course:

Comprehensive coverage of the key microfossil groups used in hydrocarbon exploration

Focus on the role of microfossils in understanding major changes in global climate

Course taught by both academic staff and industrial partners

Opportunity to experience working with geological consultancies as well as an academic research environment

Individual research project tailored to your own skills and goals

The course has received financial support from BG Group, BP, Petrostrat and Shell.

Programme structure

Taught modules offered include:

Calcareous Nannofossils
Pollen and Spores
Sedimentary Basin Analysis
Petroleum Geology

Career opportunities

The course is primarily designed to prepare students for work in the hydrocarbon industry and related service sector; this may involve both onshore and offshore work in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

The research skills acquired will also provide a strong foundation for those wishing to undertake further postgraduate study towards the award of a PhD.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States