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Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology MSc


Course Description

The course is aimed at graduates from a variety of Geoscience backgrounds who wish to gain expertise in Micropalaeontology and Petroleum Geosciences.

Applicants should ideally have a first degree in Geology or a closely related subject. Early Applications are encouraged as places on the course may be limited.

Key features:

Looking at specimens under the microscopeComprehensive 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.

About the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences has a renowned history for international excellence in research and teaching.
Our postgraduate programmes are shaped by research that addresses global grand challenges across the fields of geography, planning, earth sciences, environmental science, occupational health and safety, and environmental and public health. With policy- and practice-focused teaching, all our programmes have high employability outcomes.
We offer excellent facilities for postgraduate study including extensive map and archive facilities, earth imaging laboratory, stable-isotope laboratory (SILLA), environmental library, fully digital drawing office, and state-of-the-art laboratories for environmental chemistry, sedimentology, ecology, groundwater and palaeobiology. Our diverse range of programmes will provide you with a thorough understanding of the discipline, high-quality training and skills development, and access to our expert staff and extensive facilities.
Our graduates go on to forge careers in areas that matter – from environmental consultancies and the hydrocarbon industries, to urban planning, policy roles in NGOs and government regulatory services – and make a real contribution to global challenges. Many graduates also go on to study for PhDs.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

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/


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

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

Course Fees

£9,810 (Home/EU students) £19,890 (International Students)


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