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Petroleum Geoscience MSc - Where?

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    (Original post by rocafella1200)
    Hey Fatin, Thanks for the Personal statement advice and congrats on your multiple admisssions...lol. Did you graduate with a 2:1 or 2:2? How long did it take for Manchester to make a decision on your offer? AND IS IT OKAY TO USE ONE PERSONAL STATEMENT FOR MORE THAN 1 SCHOOL?

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    I'm not sure about 2:1 or 2:2 but my current CGPA is 3.67, Manchester replied me with an offer a month after, regarding personal statement, if the course will be the same to other unis, one PS should be okay, but if it's different ie Petroleum Geoscience and Applied geoscience, then you should have 2 PS


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    I'm not sure about 2:1 or 2:2 but my current CGPA is 3.67, Manchester replied me with an offer a month after, regarding personal statement, if the course will be the same to other unis, one PS should be okay, but if it's different ie Petroleum Geoscience and Applied geoscience, then you should have 2 PS


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    Thanks alot Fatin. Very grateful.
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    Hey guys, I am interested in Applied Petroleum Geoscience at the University of Derby, I need to know if it is an accredited course by the responsible body. And any other advice? Thank you in advance.
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    (Original post by rocafella1200)
    Hey guys, I am interested in Applied Petroleum Geoscience at the University of Derby, I need to know if it is an accredited course by the responsible body. And any other advice? Thank you in advance.
    Derby replied to me weeks (offer letter: 16 May 2013, registration : June 2013) before register date, i believe that's a very unprofessional act for an administration to provide an offer letter, for an international student it's not enough time for me to settling with visa, flight ticket etc.

    Based on my lecturer's opinion, the best university for Pet. Goescience in UK is :

    1. Heriot Watt/Edinburgh/Newcastle (joint-courses)
    2. University of Manchester
    3. Imperial
    4. Aberdeen
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    (Original post by fatin7)
    Derby replied to me weeks (offer letter: 16 May 2013, registration : June 2013) before register date, i believe that's a very unprofessional act for an administration to provide an offer letter, for an international student it's not enough time for me to settling with visa, flight ticket etc.

    Based on my lecturer's opinion, the best university for Pet. Goescience in UK is :

    1. Heriot Watt/Edinburgh/Newcastle (joint-courses)
    2. University of Manchester
    3. Imperial
    4. Aberdeen
    Thanks alot Fatin, Cheers.
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    Hi everyone!
    I'm a Geophysicist and I'm looking to do a master's degree that specializes in petroleum geophysics, seismic interpretation or something similar, maybe un the UK (I'm from Mexico).
    For what I've looked in the UK universities the Imperial College is the closest to what I want, but since you guys are from there, I'd appreciate if you could tell me what you think is the best option in your country or if you know, around the world.
    I like that the UK programs are just one year long, but life and fees there are twice as expensive as in Canada or the USA.
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    (Original post by Alexiel17)
    Hi everyone!
    I'm a Geophysicist and I'm looking to do a master's degree that specializes in petroleum geophysics, seismic interpretation or something similar, maybe un the UK (I'm from Mexico).
    For what I've looked in the UK universities the Imperial College is the closest to what I want, but since you guys are from there, I'd appreciate if you could tell me what you think is the best option in your country or if you know, around the world.
    I like that the UK programs are just one year long, but life and fees there are twice as expensive as in Canada or the USA.
    Hey Alexiel,

    I'm actually going to be starting a Geophysics MSc myself in a couple of weeks in the UK.

    I'm based in the UK so I've been able to go visit all the departments of the Unis I've been looking at. Unless something has drastically changed in the last couple of months, the only two Unis in the UK that do proper Geophysics MScs that will specialise in going into the petroleum industry are Imperial doing Petroleum Geophysics as you've mentioned yourself, and Unversity of Leeds which does a Exploration Geophysics course. Apart from these two courses all the other petroleum related courses in the UK will either be Petroleum Geoscience, or Petroleum Engineering. All the other Geophysics related courses will usually be something weird and wonderful like Marine Geophysics or Structural Geophysics.

    Both Leeds and Imperial have their pros and their cons. I myself have chosen to go to Leeds (where I will start in a few weeks) however lots of other people will be choosing Imperial over Leeds and Leeds over Imperial. If you want my personal opinion on the two an why I choose Leeds feel free to PM me. However you will want to apply to both anyway and see what offers you get before you start being picky.

    However both courses will be quite expensive. Tuition fees are £8500 for Imperial and £9000 for Leeds. I don't know what living expenses are like in Mexico, but I've been to a couple of places in the US and living costs in the UK will be much higher at the current exchange rates. For London you'd want minimum £10'000 for rent, bills, food etc. for a basic small room in Outer London. Probably £15'000 to live fairly comfortably.

    Leeds is much cheaper, you could probably live basically for £7000 for the year. While only needing £10'000 to live fairly comfortably. I haven't actually lived properly in either of these places as a student though so others who have studied there might disagree with me.

    As you've said yourself though, the bonus is that you'll only be doing this course for a year then you can get straight into work and start paying back any loans you take out. Both these courses have very high employment figures (98%+ will have a job ready for them on graduation). Where as if you did a similar course in North America, you may be paying less per year to do it, but you'll be paying two years worth to do it. So you could find that any loans you take out (or any money you borrow) might be the same or even higher than what they would be if you did the course in the UK.
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    (Original post by Alexiel17)
    Hi everyone!
    I'm a Geophysicist and I'm looking to do a master's degree that specializes in petroleum geophysics, seismic interpretation or something similar, maybe un the UK (I'm from Mexico).
    For what I've looked in the UK universities the Imperial College is the closest to what I want, but since you guys are from there, I'd appreciate if you could tell me what you think is the best option in your country or if you know, around the world.
    I like that the UK programs are just one year long, but life and fees there are twice as expensive as in Canada or the USA.
    I've just realised the Tuition fees I've quoted you are for EU students. As an international student your tuition fee for Leeds would be £20'500. Imperial I can't find however it was £22'500 in 2010/2011 so I imagine would be higher this year. Which is a small fortune in itself regardless of living costs.
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    (Original post by fatin7)
    Hye, already received conditional offer from Heriot-Watt and Manchester for MSc Petroleum Geoscience!! 75% going to Heriot-Watt but still waiting for Aberdeen and Exeter 😄


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    hello fatin7 just some questions i need advice on
    1. what petroleum course does derby have??
    2. i want to apply to manchester (UoM) for Msc petroleum geoscience for reservoir development and production. what do they basically emphasize to give you a conditional offer. cheers
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    (Original post by Jonnyishman)
    I've just realised the Tuition fees I've quoted you are for EU students. As an international student your tuition fee for Leeds would be £20'500. Imperial I can't find however it was £22'500 in 2010/2011 so I imagine would be higher this year. Which is a small fortune in itself regardless of living costs.

    Hi, thank you for your answer, I haven't actually seen the Leeds Uni, I do know how expensive is the Imperial and living at London, and even tho that if I go, my company would be sponsoring it, they have limits, and it wouldn't be a 100% of it, but it'd be close enough.
    I will check the Leed University to see their program, also, what have you heard or what do you know about the Manchester's programs, they seem good, although I don't know all the courses they give.
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    (Original post by Alexiel17)
    Hi, thank you for your answer, I haven't actually seen the Leeds Uni, I do know how expensive is the Imperial and living at London, and even tho that if I go, my company would be sponsoring it, they have limits, and it wouldn't be a 100% of it, but it'd be close enough.
    I will check the Leed University to see their program, also, what have you heard or what do you know about the Manchester's programs, they seem good, although I don't know all the courses they give.
    Here's the link to the department at Leeds http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admission...on-geophysics/

    From what I remember Manchester only had MSc's in Petroleum Geosciences and Environmental science. So I didn't do much research on them as I was set on doing Geophysics.
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    (Original post by Jonnyishman)
    Here's the link to the department at Leeds http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/admission...on-geophysics/

    From what I remember Manchester only had MSc's in Petroleum Geosciences and Environmental science. So I didn't do much research on them as I was set on doing Geophysics.
    They now have two programs, one focused in exploration and the other one in development and production, it'd seem that they complement each other, it'd be a great program if it was combined in 2 years maybe.
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    (Original post by Alexiel17)
    They now have two programs, one focused in exploration and the other one in development and production, it'd seem that they complement each other, it'd be a great program if it was combined in 2 years maybe.
    yeah university of manchester has two msc programmes. one is msc petroleum geoscience for exploration( which is basically obtaining skills on exploration of oilfields) and msc petroleum geoscience for reservoir development and production(which trains graduates to have skills that can maintain oil fields for years and years), which i think is a better option imo and its what am gonna apply for unless otherwise. Alexiel if you don't mind me asking, what course have you decided to do and where??cheers
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    (Original post by marko19)
    yeah university of manchester has two msc programmes. one is msc petroleum geoscience for exploration( which is basically obtaining skills on exploration of oilfields) and msc petroleum geoscience for reservoir development and production(which trains graduates to have skills that can maintain oil fields for years and years), which i think is a better option imo and its what am gonna apply for unless otherwise. Alexiel if you don't mind me asking, what course have you decided to do and where??cheers

    Well, I still haven't decided anything, I'm going to apply to a few universities just in case, and see what happens.

    In the UK, I'm interested on the Imperial, the Manchester programs, and Leeds.
    In Canada, I'm interested in the Alberta University, they have a nice integrated petroleum geosciences program, University of Calgary and University of Brittish Columbia are great options too, and the cities seems awesome.
    In the USA I'm thinking on applying to the UT at Austin, the University of Houston, and maybe the Colorado School of Mines.
    And since I have a friend and co-worker that is currently there, I might also apply to the FIP in France.

    All of them are good programs, there are pros and cons for each one, but I like that the UK programs are just 1 year long, which could translate into getting a promotion one year earlier for me.
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    Hello Guys, what do you think about MSc. Petroleum Geochemistry at Newcastle University? I also have admission in MSc Applied Petroleum Geoscience (Uni. of Derby) and MSc. Petroleum and Gas Engineering (Uni. of Salford). My options are limited because my undergraduate Geology is a second class lower 3.26/5, so my chances of getting admitted into the top schools are slim.

    Please your candid advice is most welcome. Thanks.
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    (Original post by rocafella1200)
    Hello Guys, what do you think about MSc. Petroleum Geochemistry at Newcastle University? I also have admission in MSc Applied Petroleum Geoscience (Uni. of Derby) and MSc. Petroleum and Gas Engineering (Uni. of Salford). My options are limited because my undergraduate Geology is a second class lower 3.26/5, so my chances of getting admitted into the top schools are slim.

    Please your candid advice is most welcome. Thanks.
    Check out Royal Holloway as well. They take people with lower seconds.
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    (Original post by Jonnyishman)
    Check out Royal Holloway as well. They take people with lower seconds.

    Okay. Thank you, I will check them out.
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    hello fatin7, i would like to ask is it possible to write one PS for two courses you apply for at the same university?? say the same PS for Msc petroleum geoscience and Msc petroleum engineering at Imperial college london. Please i would like some guidance. this question is also open to anyone with this knowlege. thanks
    (Original post by fatin7)
    I'm not sure about 2:1 or 2:2 but my current CGPA is 3.67, Manchester replied me with an offer a month after, regarding personal statement, if the course will be the same to other unis, one PS should be okay, but if it's different ie Petroleum Geoscience and Applied geoscience, then you should have 2 PS


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    Hi,
    I am international student from Pakistan, I received a conditional offer letter from Heriot-Watt University for Petroleum Engineering for Sep 2014 intake. I am self-funding student and the course fee mentioned is very high according to my budget. I just want to ask that is Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt is worth my money? Also, let me know the chances of jobs at international level after MSc. Being a Pakistani can I get job easily in the U.K market or international market? Please help me.
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    Also let me know about the scholarships available to international students. My grade is 2:1 according to U.K grading system.

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