12 months full time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
UK and EU: full time £6,000
International: full time £15,490
More information is available about Tuition Fees and discounts.
This programme is suitable if you are a graduate who wants to pursue a career in petroleum exploration and its related service industries or further academic research in this area. The programme is accredited by the Geological Society of London and Joint Board of Moderators (JBM).
You are provided with advanced knowledge and understanding of the:
You gain the intellectual and practical skills enabling you to:
Studying Petroleum Geochemistry at Newcastle University you benefit from a a teaching style which changes through the course in order to help you adjust and adapt to self-management and independent learning. You will also benefit from a programme which is research informed whilst remaining industrially focused, this enables us to teach cutting edge solutions that will broaden your employment prospects.
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng / BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.
Students complete a compulsory taught course followed by a summer research project written up as a dissertation.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules.
A lower-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline such as earth sciences, oceanography, geology, chemistry, biochemistry, reservoir engineering, chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, or petroleum geochemistry. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant industry experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-sections), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
The School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences offers Research Studentships.scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
The programme has a five-day residential field course in the Wessex Basin (Dorset), which typically costs an extra £300 for meals and accommodation.
This programme is within the subject area of Geochemistry.
The highlights so far certainly include the staff. My supervisor is ace, everyone is helpful and I can't fault the workspace I share.