Imperial College London has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This degree is professionally accredited by the Geological Society of London. As well as your main Imperial degree (MSci), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal School of Mines on completion of this course.
Petroleum geoscience uses a fundamental understanding of the Earth and its past to locate and responsibly exploit petroleum resources with minimal environmental impact, making it key to the world's energy future.
This course will provide you with in-depth knowledge of issues facing the petroleum sector, as well as interdisciplinary skills in physics, maths, chemistry, engineering and the geosciences to give you an understanding of present challenges and possible solutions.
Your study reaches Master's level in the fourth year, with advanced modules, a specialist field trip, and a substantial independent research project. This means that you will require fewer years of work experience than graduates of our BSc degrees to apply for Chartership of the Geological Society.
We place emphasis on field work across all our courses. It is a great way to apply your knowledge to the real world and learn essential observational and practical skills. Depending on which degree scheme you choose, you could spend over 100 days in the field. This can range from a couple of days along the Dorset coast to 10 days in the Pyrenees or Cyprus. Students on Geology courses spend six weeks mapping the geology of areas such as the: Greek Cyclades, French Massif Central, Pyrenees, French Alps, North West Scotland, and others. Students on Geophysics courses have the chance to gain experience in using technical equipment in the field.
All of our courses follow a similar syllabus for the first two years. This high level of shared content means you may transfer between all our Geology and Geophysics courses up to the start of spring term in the first year if you meet the original entry requirements for the course you want to transfer to. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you. Transfer onto our Year Abroad courses is not normally possible, as places at our partner institutions are limited. As a result, you are encouraged to only apply for one course within the department.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Geological Society
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Must include at least two of the following subjects:
Grade A in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) is also required.
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, D3||
D3 in two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||38 points||
Grade 6 in two of the following subjects at higher level: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics or Physics
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/
Additional entry requirements
If your UCAS application indicates that you are likely to satisfy our requirements and you live within reasonable travelling distance of the College you will be invited for an interview.
You will be introduced to the Department, the staff, our courses, teaching facilities and methods and life at College through meeting our current students. You will have a one-to-one interview with a member of the academic staff. For overseas applicants, or those unable to visit, we may arrange a telephone interview.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade C overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 176 overall with 169 in all elements/bands|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.0 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|PTE Academic||62.0||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 56 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92.0||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 20 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.
College English Language Entry Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£30,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|