Royal Holloway

Energy Geosciences

Royal Holloway
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Rank: 28 (UKEAS)

Location: Royal Holloway


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/20

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £21500

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In recognition of current climate discussion, there is a need to expand the energy mix to low-carbon sources whilst securing supply from traditional resources. Consequently, our internationally-recognised vocational Petroleum Geoscience programme is developing into our new MSc Energy Geosciences to reflect our timely academic transition at Royal Holloway to a broader geoscience training, encompassing traditional and renewable energy resources.The MSc in Energy Geosciences provides you with the ideal training for a career in the hydrocarbon and renewable industry and growing low carbon energy industry.Our teaching on Energy Geosciences at Royal Holloway, University of London is informed by leading research and strong links to the international energy industry, meaning that you'll benefit from the most relevant, up-to-date learning. The course is flexible, enabling you to select from a range of course modules to tailor your learning to your own preferences and ambitions on the Petroleum Geosciences or the Renewable Georesources stream. You'll study in the renowned Department of Earth Sciences, and contribute towards our leading research culture with your own Independent Research Project. You'll become a part of a vibrant international graduate community, and make use of our extensive range of modern facilities and computer labs equipped with state-of-the-art industry software as you work towards a rewarding future geosciences career in the transforming energy sector. Our MSc programme has run since 1985, and has become recognised as one of the world's premier training centres for the energy industry. We have established excellent industry links, and have helped over 600 graduates from 32 countries to progress into rewarding careers. Study Energy Geosciences at Royal Holloway and you'll graduate with excellent employment prospects in a well-paid sector with job opportunities across the globe.Benefit from a pioneering research culture.Study a programme internationally recognised as one of the industry's best.Graduate with excellent employability prospects in the UK and overseas.


Entry requirements

2:1 Geology or Geophysics. Normally UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Geology or Geophysics. We will consider high 2:2 or relevant work experience. Where a ‘good 2:2' is considered, we would normally define this as reflecting a profile of 57% or above. Candidates with a UK 2:1 (Honours) degree, or equivalent, in related subjects, such as Physics, Physical Geography or Oceanography will also be considered, provided that their degree contains significant components relevant to Geology, or they have significant industry experience and/or additional relevant training. Candidates meeting the minimum entry requirement of a UK lower second class degree (2:2) or equivalent will still be considered provided that they can demonstrate significant industry experience and/or additional relevant training.

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International students

Students travel from around the world to study at Royal Holloway and there is plenty of support on offer to help them make the most of their time there. If English isn't a student's first language then there are courses available to help them master the language while the International Student Support team is a dedicated group for support and advice. They can help with a range of matters including immigration and visas, finding accommodation and integrating with the larger community. There are also Welfare Support services and Academic Support to help with matter relating to the classroom. There are even special challenges and groups for international students to try something new while in the UK. The Royal Holloway Students' Union (SURHUL) has a reputation as one of the best in the London area and is responsible for a large amount of entertainment, support and organisation for students outside the classroom. They also provide welfare advice and wellbeing help for students while running general meetings for students to discuss matters that involve them. Student media operated by the union include a newspaper and magazine, a radio station and TV station.

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