The MSc course combines an emphasis on academic excellence whilts developing key industrial skills. Students are expected to meet rigorous academic standards and to develop key analytical expertise.
In addition, a wide range of transferable skills are taught, including numeracy, communication skills, workload and research planning, problem solving, laboratory techniques, competence in computer use and familiarity with oil industry specialist geoscience software.
Specialist instruction is provided to develop presentation skills, both oral and written, throughout the course, and students regularly present work as written reports and executive summaries in multi-media formats commonly used by the oil industry. Teamwork skills are promoted within group projects.
The industry experience of the academic staff who teach on the course, combined with our team of industrial tutors, who are all experts in their field, provides a unique learning experience.