Petroleum Engineering & Geoscience

At the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, we are committed to the development and delivery of training and research programmes to help the international petroleum industry meet the global demand for the exploitation of subsurface oil and gas resources.

Our high-calibre academic and research team fosters our growing reputation for teaching and research activity in a multi-disciplinary environment that is essential to the oil and gas industry.

Our programmes

Our 3 Masters programmes together cover all aspects of subsurface engineering and geoscience required by companies exploring for and producing oil and gas. They cover a range of skills from mainly engineering (Petroleum Engineering) to mainly geoscience (Petroleum Geoscience) with the unique combination of geoscience and reservoir engineering taught in the Reservoir Evaluation and Management programme.

The following figure summarises the relation ship between the courses that constitute the programmes.

MSc programmes Venn diagram

Excellence in teaching & research

You'll benefit from education and training provided through taught Masters degree programmes that have been awarded an 'exemplary' rating for teaching by the QAA, while our supervised research for the degrees of MPhil and PhD forms part of our research activity that was awarded the highest (5*) Grade in the most recent government Research Assessment Exercise, confirming 10 years of internationally rated performance.


Our programmes are recognised by graduate-recruiting businesses around the world, and many of our graduates are employed at the most senior technical and management levels in international oil and gas companies.