The Geological Society Accreditation Panel met 3rd April, 2012 to review the report of the assessors on the MSc Petroleum Geoscience programme which is delivered by the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University.
We are delighted to announce that the Society has agreed to accredit this programme for a period of 6 years. It is anticipated that the 2013 cohort of students will be the first to hold an accredited degree.
About the programme
Graduating from an accredited course is a good first step to becoming a chartered professional geologist, and we are delighted that The Geological Society has approved our application for accreditation.Dr Helen Lever, Course Director
The MSc Petroleum Geoscience programme, offered jointly by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh University and Newcastle University combines the expertise available at each of the three institutions to create a unique program in subsurface geoscience and exploration. The year-long program mainly focuses on petroleum geoscience, but the programme is linked closely with other MSc programs and research groups in petroleum engineering and reservoir geology at the host institute, the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, and is also applicable to non-petroleum subsurface geoscience subjects, such as CO2 storage and groundwater flow.
Past students on the Petroleum Geoscience programme have gone into further research (PhD programs here and overseas), as well as into geoscience departments of both major Oil and Gas companies and also industry service companies, contractors and small local companies.