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Petroleum and Gas Engineering MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Petroleum Technology Oil & Gas Operations

Course type


Course Summary

If you want to turbo-charge your engineering career in the gas and petroleum industry – and get a postgraduate qualification while developing your current skills and experience too – our MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering degree course is the perfect choice. You'll unpack key industry themes, such as Formation Evaluation, Reservoir Engineer and Reservoir Simulation. You'll learn to evaluate technologies for safe production and for enhancing the recovery of hydrocarbon oil and gas too. And because you'll be taught by industry professionals and expert academic staff, you'll develop a relevant skillset that's specifically designed to meet the demand for petroleum and gas specialists in the industry. Please note, if you're an international student, you'll need to get clearance to study this degree course from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, under the Academic Tech Approval Scheme (ATAS). Accredited by: Energy Institute logo This course is accredited by the Energy Institute on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for further learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements. What you'll experience On this course you'll: Get hands on, with field work across geological sites in the UK Learn about the key themes in the industry, including Petroleum Fundamentals and Exploration, Reservoir Characterisation, Reservoir Engineering and Simulation, Well Engineering, Unconventional Resources, Energy Economics Management and Risk Analysis Complete an industry-relevant project on a subject of your choice Use the latest experimental and computational facilities in our labs. Our computer suites feature analysis and simulation software used by professionals including Schlumberger package, ECLIPSE, Petrel, Pipe Sim, Techlog, Sapphire and CMG Sharpen your knowledge of current hardware and software development tools for design, development and implementation. Be able to explore mud rheology and drilling as well as reservoir characterisation and simulation Benefit from the extensive resources available in our University library, including books, DVDs, electronic resources and maps Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Portsmouth Chapter The SPE Chapter is organised managed and run by the students, for the students, under the guidelines of SPE International. The Chapter regularly host events featuring guest lecturers from industry, as well as showcasing all SPE UK webinars. It also organises field trips and careers seminars. Careers and opportunities When you graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge for a successful career in the expanding Petroleum upstream industry.

Different course options

Full time | University of Portsmouth | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Well Engineering - Core
Well Engineering - Core
Petroleum Gioscience and Exploration - Core
Reservoir Characterisation - Core
Individual Project - Core
Unconventional Resources - Core
Reservoir Engineering and Simulation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a Science or Engineering subject. Professionals with other qualifications and a minimum of three years relevant industrial experience may also be considered.

University information

With just under 4,000 postgraduate students on campus, the University of Portsmouth is an ideal choice for postgraduate students. The University has great research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science. A massive 89% of its research in physics and 90% of its research in allied health professions was rated as either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework...more