MSc Petroleum Geoscience (F056)

UCD School of Earth Sciences

Why not study petroleum geology and geophysics in Ireland and benefit from a modern interdisciplinary training delivered by leading researchers and industry specialists at University College Dublin? Applications are now open at

UCD School of Earth Sciences provides a one-year full-time Petroleum Geoscience MSc. The course builds on significant in-house research expertise in frontier exploration, rift and hyper-extended basin evolution, reservoir sedimentology, geophysical imaging techniques, fault analysis and reservoir and fluid flow modelling.

The UCD training experience:

  • focuses on problem-based learning drawing on a wide range of 'live' geophysical, subsurface, outcrop and 'behind- outcrop' datasets.
  • involves substantial field-based instruction (23 days) in classic outcrop locations (including the Clare Basin, Ireland; Bristol Channel, UK; Pyrenees, Spain)
  • covers all aspects of exploration, appraisal and development geoscience from pore to basin scale.
  • provides hands on experience with key industry software and access to a dedicated workstation for the duration of the course.
  • includes a three-month applied research project and possible industry placement.

Graduates from the course will be equipped with all the necessary technical and transferable skills for a career in the petroleum industry or further studies at PhD level. A small number of scholarships are available on a competitive basis and all successful applicants will be notified of these opportunities.

Course entry will generally require a minimum 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in Geology, Geoscience, Earth Science, Geophysics or a cognate discipline but relevant industrial experience will also be taken into account.

For more details and application procedures contact Course Director Prof Peter Haughton at or see:

posted: 11 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.