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Our postgraduate programme includes taught masters MSc courses in petroleum geosciences and environmental sciences. These courses allow you to deepen your specialist knowledge and hone your applied skills in these areas, providing excellent opportunities for employment in the oil industry and environmental sectors respectively.

For more academic, research-focussed trained in this and other areas, see the topics available for the degrees of PhD, MPhil or MSc by Research.


MSc Taught Masters

Enhance your specialist knowledge and research skills.

Applications in Environmental Sciences [MSc]

Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) [MSc]

Petroleum Geoscience [MSc]

Pollution and Environmental Control [MSc]



We have scholarships available for our taught masters courses and an impressive track record of securing PhD research studentships and funding from the UK Research Councils (NERC, STFC and EPSRC) and industry sponsorship (notably oil companies, the nuclear industry and environmental consultancies). Many students are also backed by international organisations and we welcome a vibrant international population.

PhD, MPhil and MRes research degrees

As a postgraduate research student you will work alongside some of the best scientists in their field. Their input and supervision will provide you with an excellent foundation for your future research career.

Find out more about our available PhD studentships and project opportunities in:

Atmospheric Science

Basin Studies and Petroleum Science

Environmental Biochemistry and Geomicrobiology

Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmo-Chemistry

Palaeontology and Palaeobotany





Whether you choose a taught or research-based course, we focus on vocational skills that give you the edge in the job market and prepare you for a successful career in industry or academic research. Our primary aim is to provide a learning experience which will maximise your employability in a competitive job market and, subsequently, accelerate your career progression.

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