Structural Geology with Geophysics
University of Leeds
Key Course Facts
The Structural Geology with Geophysics MSc is a unique and globally leading Masters programme. This course will provide you with the advanced theoretical and practical training needed to flourish in a career in applied structural geology both across a range of geo-energy industries and as preparation for independent academic research.
Fundamental to the emerging Energy Transition is the need to understand structural controls in the sub-surface, for both renewable and traditional energy acquisition/storage. This course will focus on the practical application of structural geology, preparing you for employment in a breadth of energy and resource facing industries, including geothermal, hydrothermal, CCS (carbon capture and storage), hydrocarbons, rare minerals and ores, energy and hydrogen storage and shallow hazard risking.
You will gain a skillset combining advanced structural techniques and interpretation and assimilation of sub-surface data, an understanding of structural systems in time and space, at a geodynamic, basin and resource scale. You will develop an appreciation of both the geological and geophysical constraints of sub-surface interpretation and model building and the associated uncertainties
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees taught
- no components less than 6.0
- Graduate Degrees research
- no components less than 5.5
- Undergraduate Degrees
- No components less than 5.5
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Structural Geology with Geophysics, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or above in a geological, geophysical, environmental geology, mining or related subject. Mathematics to A-level is also preferred, although GSCE level is accepted. If you have a lower qualification and a non-standard geology degree, you may be considered on an ad-hoc basis, supported by relevant experience. You may also have to take an entrance exam. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About University of Leeds
The University of Leeds is a government funded research university based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The main campus is situated approximately one mile north of Leeds city centre, and is also close to the popular student neighbourhoods of Hyde Park, Woodhouse, and Headingley.
Student composition of University of Leeds
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Geology with Geography Msci (Hons)||University of East Anglia||80%||0%||3%||£9250||£21700 £22800||119||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Exploration Geology MSc||Cardiff University||88%||0%||3%||£9000||£23450||133||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Geology MSc||University of Exeter||89%||5%||0%||£9250||£25000||147||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Geology Msci (Hons)||Imperial College of Science||91%||5%||0%||£9250||£35100||161||London||On campus Full-time|
|Engineering Geology and Geotechnics MSc||University of Exeter||89%||5%||0%||£9250||£25000||147||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Earth Sciences MEarthSci||The University of Edinburgh||96%||5%||0%||£9250||£30400||195||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Geology with a Year Abroad Msci (Hons)||Imperial College of Science||91%||5%||0%||£9250||£35100||161||London||On campus Full-time|
|Geophysics and Geology MEarthPhys||The University of Edinburgh||93%||5%||0%||£9250||£30400||197||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Geology with Geography with a Year Abroad MSc||University of East Anglia||80%||0%||3%||£9250||£21700 £22800||119||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Geophysics and Geology with Professional Placement MEarthPhys||The University of Edinburgh||93%||5%||0%||£9250||£30400||197||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|