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Course Overview

By the end of this course students will be aware of issues relation to team work, particularly communication, diversity, and organisation. They will be able to communicate technical interpretation effectively by oral, written and electronic methods. They will be able to design and carry out a research project relevant to the hydrocarbon industry.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Adrian Hartley

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Geology And Petroleum Geology (GL) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

  1. Presentation skills: oral, written and electronic (lectures and practicals)(7 hours)
  2. Diversity workshop (3 hours)
  3. Current issues in geosciences (attendance at external lectures) (15 hours self-directed learning)
  4. Field trip: exercise in sedimentology, statigraphy, stuctural geology, tectonics, exploration geology, production geology, and economics (14 days of 8 hours = 112 hours: currently in the western US)
  5. Private study in preparation for trip (13 hours)

Further Information & Notes

Acceptance to MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience required

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Integrated Petroleum Geosciences

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment of many of the skills elements is formative with instant feedback. Much of the field assessment is also formative with the instant feedback, including peer assessment.

There are two summative elements:

  1. A professional logbook details attendance at external professional events. Students are encouraged to reflect on the content of these presentations (20%)
  2. Team presentations on an aspect of the petroleum geology of a region studied on the intenational field trip (80%)

Formative Assessment




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