Geology and Petroleum Geology

Geology and Petroleum Geology

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £24
Intakes: September
International tuition: £19,700
Domestic tuition: £1,820

Program overview

You will start your studies by ensuring a good grounding in Geology and geological principals. In the final two years (Honours) the degree specialises to focus on geology relevant to the petroleum industry, but with a focus on skills applicable to any geoscience problem. You are therefore well placed to pursue careers across the breadth of geoscience sub-disciplines, or careers that involve problem-solving and decision-making skills. The flexible range of courses offers both general and specialised degree qualifications. You can graduate with: BSc Geology and Petroleum Geology MGeol Geology (5 year option) Options are available for students to graduate with a ‘sustained study’ in languages or other disciplines. There are also options for study abroad and Erasmus exchanges at year 2.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
SQA Highers or equivalents English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0 TOEFL iBT: OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21 PTE Academic: OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54 Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency: OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Career opportunities

The degree(s) in Geology open up career opportunities with the global oil and gas industry, as well as other key sectors. The degrees are highly respected by the oil and gas industry and our graduates are in high demand. Geology is also a subject that opens up tremendous opportunities for further study, either at an MSc level or PhD. The vast majority of Aberdeen Geology & Petroleum Geology graduates find employment within the hydrocarbon or mineral exploration and exploitation sectors. Additionally, postgraduate specialised study is a popular pathway toward careers in the oil industry.

Campus location

Aberdeen , United Kingdom

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