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Study in a centre of expertise

Programmes within the Geoscience subject are delivered by our world-leading Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering which has 40 years’ experience of delivering world-class teaching in petroleum engineering and geosciences disciplines.

Access industry expertise

The Institute’s industry-based Strategic Advisory Board monitors its activities in the wider context of the needs of industry and students also benefit from guest lectures and extra tutorial sessions offered by the Institute’s industry connections.

State-of-the-art facilities

The Institute boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including the Centre for Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (CESEM), which are accessible to all students.

Professionally accredited

Programmes within this subject are accredited by the relevant professional bodies, such as the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and Energy Institute (EI).

Study Applied Petroleum Geoscience online

Over 1,500 participants from around the world study petroleum-related programmes with us via Heriot-Watt Online Learning.

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