Postgraduate Masters Degrees

The School offers a range of postgraduate taught masters courses, that cover the expertise of the schools departments from Archaeology and Geographical Information Systems to Petroleum Geology. To find out more about each course go to the relevant department home pages or view the online Prospectus.

MSc Archaeology of the North

MSc Archaeology of the North

The taught MSc in Archaeology of the North is the only degree of its kind in the world. Students are equipped with research skills to investigate the material culture and heritage of the far northern hemisphere. With an emphasis on colonisation and culture contact, lifeways and world-views, every graduate is provided with a thorough knowledge of the theory and practice specific to northern archaeology, together with the foundation for further study or professional employment.

Data Analysis

MSc Data Analysis, Visualisation and Communication

Data, and the information locked inside, is now recognised as the definitive source for competitive advantage in every economic sector, and a crucial contributor to health and wellbeing. The true value however, can only be unlocked if the data is understood and communicated optimally.

MSc Environmental Partnership Management

MSc Environmental Partnership Management

The MSc in Environmental Partnership Management is being offered on a full and part time basis, with a September and January start.

Future success in sustainable development will increasingly rely upon private sector, non-profit, and governmental bodies working in partnership

MSc Geographical Information Systems

MSc Geographical Information Systems

The Master of Science in Geographical Information Systems at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland is a 12 Month Taught Postgraduate Programme designed for anyone who wishes to pursue a qualification in the application of geospatial technologies to the geosciences. Part-time study also available.

MSc Geophysics

MSc Geophysics

Developed on the back of a recognised need for qualified Geophysicists within industry, this unique programme is designed to expose students to the theory and practice of modern geophysics, with an emphasis on cutting edge techniques for understanding the structure, dynamics and composition of the Earth from the near surface to the deep interior. The content is broad-based and integrative with a strong focus on the quantitative aspects of geophysical data analysis and interpretation.

MLE Land Economy (Rural Surveying)

MLE Land Economy (Rural Surveying)

A 12 Month Taught Postgraduate Programme fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Rural Surveying/Rural Property Management. The programme is a fast track course for graduates seeking entry into the Rural Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and gives students a thorough grounding in all aspects of the countryside and land management, planning, environmental and rural policy issues.

MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience

MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience

This programme provide a full training in integrated petroleum geoscience, and it is the only course of this type in Europe. We aim to prepare students to perform a wide variety of technical functions in a multi-disciplinary environment. The training is also valuable as a springboard for those desiring a research career or intending to do a PhD.

Oil & Gas Enterprise Management

MSc Oil & Gas Enterprise Management

This MSc encompasses modules in the latest science and technology in geology, geophysics and engineering. It also includes entrepreneurial and negotiation skills, petroleum economics, psychology, accountancy, safety engineering and environmental sciences. The emphasis is on practical application of studies, technology, lateral thinking and management techniques.

Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation

MSc Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation

Petrophysics is a key integrating discipline within the geosciences applied to the finding and development of hydrocarbon resources. The skills required are very much in demand and this programme seeks to deliver the practical knowledge and understanding necessary for early career petrophysicists to complement and enrich their job experience, and for more experienced petrophysicists or related disciplines to acquire a masters degree.

MSc Reservoir Engineering

MSc Reservoir Engineering

The programme provides students with an opportunity to study large-scale examples of a wide spectrum of reservoir phenomena, and to evaluate them in the context of petroleum engineering and cognate areas of petroleum geoscience, within the economic context of the hydrocarbon industry. There is a recognised, global shortage of practitioners in the area of reservoir engineering. This programme will offer graduates from engineering and geology backgrounds, looking to establish a career in the energy industry, with the knowledge and skills required to fill that skills gap. The programme will also give geology specific graduates the opportunity to break into what has traditionally been seen as an engineering-led area of work.