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Full time September, January MSc 1 year full time and online distance learning available
Engineering (12) Geology (18) Materials Science (24)

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Unleash your potential in the dynamic world of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. Our renowned MSc programme, established in 1975, equips you with the expertise to navigate the complexities of the oil and gas industry worldwide. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application, you will delve into exploration, field development, and specialist research projects. Our diverse student cohort, hailing from over 100 countries, fosters a rich learning environment where you can hone your skills and gain a global perspective. Benefit from our strong industry connections, including professional talks, workshops, and recruitment events, ensuring your education remains relevant and up-to-date. With a focus on sustainability and innovation, our programme prepares you to tackle the industry's most pressing challenges. Join us and become part of a legacy of successful graduates making a difference in the energy sector.

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Petroleum engineering is central to safe, efficient and sustainable development of oil and gas assets to meet global energy and resource demands.

Since its establishment in 1975, the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering (IGE) at Heriot-Watt University has delivered its internationally renowned petroleum engineering MSc programme, providing thousands of graduates with the knowledge and skills to tackle the oil and gas industry’s most challenging problems across the globe. The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to exploration and extraction of petroleum resources.

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