Petroleum Reservoir Geoscience MSc

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: September 2020
  • Entry requirements: You will need a 2:1 Honours degree in Geology, Geophysics or any related Geoscience discipline and previous relevant industry experience is very welcome.
Petroleum Reservoir Geoscience msc

About us

School of Environmental Sciences

The thriving postgraduate community is central to the structure and strategy of the School of Environmental Sciences.

The School is located on the Liverpool University campus, close to the centre of the vibrant City of Liverpool, the European Capital of Culture in 2008. The city and the University have benefited from substantial investment in recent years, with further major investment planned for both the City’s waterfront and the University campus, where many millions are being spent on new and upgraded teaching facilities, new research facilities, and major on-campus halls of residence.

The School comprises around 70 academic staff, 50 support staff, 50 research staff, 800 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. Overall, we aim to produce MSc graduates and post-graduate researchers with internationally-recognized expertise in their own field, who have an awareness of current environmental and academic research problems and are capable of applying their scientific and transferable skills to problems outside their field of training.

There are two Departments within the School:

Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences, which consists of:

  • Earth Sciences
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Marine Biology

Department of Geography and Planning, which consists of:

  • Planning
  • Geography

Earth and Ocean Sciences

The MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Geoscience is largely taught by Geology and Geophysics academic staff in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences.

Within the Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences, we have the following research groups:

  • Oceans and Climate 
  • Diagenesis and Sedimentology
  • Deformation, Microstructures and Volcanology
  • Earthquake Seismology and Geodynamics
  • Geomagnetism Group
  • Ecology and Marine Biology
  • Shelf Sea Physics and Biogeochemistry 
  • Ocean Biogeochemical Cycles

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences has a thriving teaching and research environment. As well as the MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Geoscience, we teach the following undergraduate Geoscience courses:

The MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Geoscience will be largely taught by the following staff:


Department address

Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences
4 Brownlow Street
The University of Liverpool
Herdman Building
L69 3GP

Telephone: +44 (0)151 794 5195

Fax: +44 (0)151 794 5196

Email: soesnorth@liverpool.ac.uk