For university students
Dept: Earth Sciences
Head of Department: Dr David Waltham
Courses offered: Diploma (9 months), MSc Petroleum Geoscience (one year)
Studentships available: NERC (MSc and PhD),College studentships, Royal Holloway Scholarships, industry funding.
Average intake: 30 (MSc), 12-15 (PhD or MSc by Research)
The Earth Sciences Department at Royal Holloway, University of London was awarded a Grade 5 by the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. Our teaching is rated "Excellent".
The MSc Petroleum Geoscience has two options 'Basin Evolution' and "Tectonics' The MSc programme lasts twelve-months full-time (but can also be taken part-time), and includes a 4-month project commonly sponsored by industry. Geophysical aspects of the courses include the analysis and interpretation of seismic reflection, seismicity, borehole, gravity, and magnetics data. Students gain employment in the petroleum or mineral exploration sector, or go on to research degrees.
Geophysical research within the department falls into four main categories:
3-D Visualisation Facility, computer labs (linux/pc/mac hardware) running industry-standard software, earthquake seismometer, geophysical equipment pool (12 channel seismic, gravity, magnetometer, resisitivity).
Johanna LindholmPostgraduate Coordinator
Department of Earth Sciences
Royal Holloway University of London
University website:http://www.es.rhul.ac.ukCourse website: