Masters of Science in Geosciences in the Physical and Geological Sciences Group, Faculty of Science (FOS), is a programme that fosters pure and applied research in different Geological Systems. MSc by Research in Geosciences include the elaboration of short projects in a broad range of pure and applied research topics. The research projects must be original and to incorporate modern techniques and methods.
The Programme is designed for qualified individuals, who wish to acquire advanced knowledge, as well as analytical and research skills in a discipline of Geosciences related to Industry or Academia.
Candidates will perform a research project under the supervision of Geology staff members. Moreover, our staff members have established research collaboration with other Institutes from Europe and America and the involvement of students in such is highly encouraged.
Aims and ScopeThe MSc Programme in Geosciences aims to make scientists with high level specialised training, in order to cover the increased needs of Industry in related aspects. Also, students wishing to continue their studies at a PhD level, will be able to prepare for the conduction of a PhD research on relevant topics.
The scope of the Programme is to provide students the necessary specific scientific information, as well as to train them to develop their skills and analytical capabilities.
StructureStudents conduct an approved research project, with the supervision of one or more staff members. Upon completion of their research, they submit a Thesis, which normally does not exceed 60,000 words.
Areas of Research/ Specialisation
Subject to availability of supervisors and research facilities, the candidates can select any major subject and skill domain in the broad areas of:
Complete programme details can also be found here .
Masters of Science in Petroleum Geosciences in the Physical and Geological Sciences Group, Faculty of Science (FOS), is a programme designed for
graduates of Geosciences or other relevant sciences or engineers seeking to acquire abroad,applied technical background.This programme prepares students
for a professional career or may act as a springboard for those planning to embark on a research degree in Petroleum Geoscience. Students will be able to
work with highly sophisticated software,advanced data interpretation and modelling techniques.Upon completion of the MSc degree,graduates will be able
to compete for a career in the oil and gas industry.
The Programme will also be suitable for those who are already in the oil and gas industry and want to enhance their technical and academic skills and
The MSc in Petroleum Geosciences by Coursework includes classes in two semesters (One Year).
Petroleum Geochemistry,Seismic Interpretation,Graduate Research Project,Petroleum Exploration,Formation Evaluation.
Petroleum Sedimentology, Petroleum Structural Geology, Seismic Acquisition and Processing,Introduction to Organic Petrology,
Petroleum Geology of Southeast Asia, Petroleum Subsurface Mapping, Unconventional Energy Resources, Production Geology,
Sequence Stratigraphy, Reservoir Modeling, Petroleum Economics,Basin Analysis, Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
The minimum entry requirement is at least,a second class lower Bachelor Degree in Geology/Geophysics or any associated Earth Sciences degree or other
related disciplines Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering)from a reputable university.
Candidates fulfilling the entry requirement maybe subject to interview.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency test of either IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL minimum overall score of at least 550 or any other equivalent test score accepted by the original master by coursework in UBD.
Contact: Deputy Dean of Graduate and Research in FOS (Dr. Basilios Tsikouras)
Dr. Basilios Tsikouras
Petrogenesis of Ophiolite rocks and the Associated Platinum-Group Minerals and ChromitesProcesses for Abiotic Methane Synthesis and EmissionArchaeometric Studies on Lithic Implements and Building StonesQuality Assessment of Anti-Skid Aggregates Hazard Risk Assessment of Asbestos Fibres Provenance Studies on Detrital Minerals from Petroleum Basins
Dr. Md Aminul Islam
Seismic and well log interpretation Petroleum GeologySequence StratigraphyOil and Gas Field Geology Reservoir Quality/DiagenesisPetrophysicSource and Reservoir Characterization
Dr. Mohamed R. Shalaby
Petroleum GeologyFormation EvaluationOrganic GeochemistryReservoir CharacterizationPetrophysics
Dr. Laszlo Kocsis
Isotope geochemistryPaleoecology, paleoclimate, paleoceanographyPaleoenvironmental reconstructionBio- and chemostratigraphyTrace elements in biomineralsPaleontology, especially fossil vertebratesTaphonomyExtinction events
Dr. Afroz Shah
Structural GeologyEarthquake GeologyTectonic GeomorphologyFlood hazardsTectonicsPaleoseismology
Dr. Stefan Herwig Gӧdeke
Hydrogeology Environmental Geology Contaminant HydrogeologyGroundwater GeochemistryGroundwater Modelling
Production Optimisation Formation DamageCarbon Storage
Dr. Chun-Kit Lai
Plate tectonic reconstruction
Orogenic gold deposits
Porphyry copper deposits
SE Asia geology
Central Asian Orogenic Belt
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