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Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology MSc

  • Full time available
  • £9180 (UK/EU); £18,900 (International)
  • September
  • 1 year full-time
  • MSc

Course Description

Although primarily aimed at Earth Science graduates who wish to gain expertise in Micropalaeontology and Petroleum Geoscience, the course has the flexibility to engage with students from a variety of academic backgrounds and would also suit those with experience in Physical Geography and related Geoscience disciplines.

The course is delivered through a series of modules focusing the key microfossil groups and their applications in the first semester, which is preceded by a short UK-based field trip to collect samples. In the second semester, students will normally take courses to broaden their understanding of petroleum geology and sedimentary basin analysis while undertaking independent research projects.

Key Features

-Comprehensive coverage of the key microfossil groups used in hydrocarbon exploration
-Focus on the role of microfossils in understanding major changes in global climate
-Course taught by both academic staff and industrial partners
-Opportunity to experience working with geological consultancies as well as an academic research environment
-Individual research project tailored to your own skills and goals
-The course has received financial support from BG Group, BP, Petrostrat and Shell.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology MSc page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Georgina Dutton

Georgina is a graduate of BSc Geology & Geography from the University of Birmingham, with a strong geological background. She is currently enrolled on the MSc Applied & Petroleum Micropalaeontology course, with an interest in pursuing a career as a palynologist. At an undergraduate level, Georgina was a Student Representative in Earth Sciences for two years running.

Georgina is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/georgina-dutton/


Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree, preferably upper second-class or above in an Earth Sciences based degree or related discipline.

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