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Exploration Geophysics MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Geophysics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Geophysics is the remote study of the Earth's interior through physical techniques – principally analysing seismic data, but also applying gravity, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic methods. It is a key element of oil, gas and mineral exploration, environmental and archaeological assessment, and engineering site investigation. This course prepares you to embark on a career in resource exploration, environmental and engineering geophysics. Running continuously for over 50 years it is very firmly established and has strong links to industry. It provides you with a broad range of practical skills, underpinned by a theoretical understanding that equips you to become a professional in your chosen field. You will also undertake a four-month individual project, mostly in association with an external company or institute and often in their offices. The quality and relevance of our teaching has been recognised by an independent body of academics and industrialists through our Geological Society of London Professional Accreditation.

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The purpose of this module is to review the fundamentals of seismology, provide practical application of seismic theory to petroleum exploration, and to develop an understanding of the techniques and technologies used in seismic reflection acquisition and of the considerations for survey design.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in geosciences (e.g. geology or geophysics) or a numerate subject, such as physics, mathematics, or some engineering disclipline. Relevant and extensive industry experience can also be taken into account. They must have mathematics to a good A-level grade (or equivalent) as a minimum. Their mathematical competence will be assessed prior to joining and additional training may be required. The course is computer-intensive and we assume you have basic computer literacy including Windows and MS Office. EDCL/ICDL qualifications are not formally required, but represent the level expected. Familiarity with Linux would also be advantageous as it forms the platform for much of the workstation based training. Applicants with a 2.2 will be considered on a case by case basis where applicants can demonstrate relevant work experience or aptitude in a relevant specialist field. Graduates from other disciplines and those with professional experience in the sector will also be considered. All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.