Postgraduate

Environmental and Petroleum Geochemistry MSc

Environmental and Petroleum Geochemistry MSc

Full time: 12 months, part time: up to 48 months
CPD modules available

Profile

The Environmental and Petroleum Geochemistry MSc is an excellent introduction to environmental geochemistry and a research-oriented career path. It equips you with an understanding and specialist technical skills for a career in the environmental industry. You specialise in the interactions between petroleum and the environment.

This course enables you to critically assess the quality, value and limitations of new environmental data in relation to existing information. You will be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding in the areas of:

  • low temperature geochemistry of waters, soils and sediments
  • micro-organisms in catalysing low temperature geochemical reactions
  • origins, toxicity and ultimate fates of pollutants
  • modern techniques for the analysis of environmental materials
  • impact and geochemistry of oil in the environment

 

Delivery

This course includes compulsory taught modules followed by a summer research project written up as a dissertation. A range of dissertation projects is offered including laboratory, field work and computer-based modelling. You will have the opportunity to work alongside one of our established research groups, and some placement projects may be available with industrial partners.

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Student profile

Being a postgraduate student at Newcastle, compared to my previous studies, has inculcated in me a high level of critical thinking. The course was incredibly intensive, highly demanding and thought-provoking.

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Modules

Modules for 2017 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

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Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

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Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

MSc

UK

Full time: £10,200
Part time: To be confirmed 

EU

Full time: £10,200
Part time: To be confirmed 

International

Full time: £21,600

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in:

  • chemistry
  • earth science
  • environmental science
  • geology
  • applied science
  • geochemistry
  • industrial chemistry

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and at least two years of relevant experience. 

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English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

You need to submit a personal statement of at least 200 words with your application. This should highlight why you would like to undertake the course.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

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