Fees and funding
The course fee covers registration, academic tuition, examination, graduation & membership of the Library, Student Union & Athletic Union. The fees also include all additional fieldwork and facilities fees charged to cover laboratory and bench fees. The fee supports the cost of all taught course field courses, site visits and off-campus meetings, equipment and consumables used during the research project and provision of specialist external lecturers.
All fieldwork costs, including those of the overseas field course (currently to Mallorca, Spain) are covered by the fees; this includes tuition, field guide, transportation, main meal (except lunch) and cost of a basic standard shared-room. All students are also required to have adequate field clothing, and £200 is included in the fees to purchase field clothing in the introduction week. There will be no additional charges made during the year.
Estimates of taught postgraduate course fees can be found on the University website.
The fees do not include living costs in the UK. All prospective students will be expected to supply written evidence of financial support.
Funding/Scholarships – UK and EU students
PESGB Scholarship: This is offered by the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB). It pays £10,000 towards the costs of the course. Students who wish to apply please note this on your application form. Note that application must be made directly to the PESGB, and the School will provide a supporting letter. You are encouraged to apply for this award.
BP scholarships: two places are funded on the MSc course by BP. This covers the course fees and £8500 towards living costs, and also offers the potential for an internship in BP to undertake the final research projects. All eligible applicants will be invited for interview normally in Late January at our MSc Petroleum Geoscience Open Day.
Shell scholarship: one scholarship is available from Shell. This covers the course fees and £8500 towards living costs, and also offers the potential for an internship to undertake the final research projects. All eligible applicants will be invited for interview normally in Late January at our MSc Petroleum Geoscience Open Day.
CASP MSc Petroleum Geoscience Scholarship: As part of its support for geoscience research and education, CASP is inviting applications from students for a scholarship to study for a Masters Degree in Petroleum Geoscience at a UK University. The scholarship will be available to UK/EU applicants with 1st/2.1 BSc degrees and will pay the relevant fees at the HEU rate, a stipend of £13,000 and a contribution towards the costs of undertaking a fieldwork-based project as part of the taught MSc Programme. Details on this award.
Full or partial tuition scholarships and bursaries are sometimes available from the University of Manchester for UK/EU students.
Students can also obtain funds from a variety of sources, including grants and loans, for further details of ways to fund postgraduate studies go to the University website here.
Funding/Scholarships - Overseas students
A competitive scholarship that provides funding for students from Angola to pursue a Master's degree in the geosciences at a university in the U.S. or the U.K: www.iie.org/EssoAngolanScholars
Details of funding for overseas students is available on the University website. Students may also apply for the UK Government Chevening Scholarship and Commonwealth Scholarships.
Nigerian students in the past have attended the course having been awarded Exxon or Shell scholarships (you should contact the companies directly in Nigeria for details).
We also have a number of PTDF Scholars each year, and again these awards are made in Nigeria and you should apply directly to PTDF.
Other grants will be announced on the website as and when they are received.
Information about other potential sources of funding can be found on the main university site.