Top 10 Petroleum Engineering Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

Many of the top Engineering Schools in the world are located in the UK and Europe. Study for these courses can be full time, part time or by distance learning.

Many of the postgraduate courses are highly competitive as all forms of engineering can offer a lucrative future career.

Here's our rundown of ten of the best masters courses in Petroleum Engineering*.

MSc in Petroleum Engineering – University of Aberdeen

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time

Cost: £5,200 (UK or EU Students) / £19,000 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

Students have the chance to study a large range of engineering courses at the University of Aberdeen. This course covers the fundamentals of petroleum engineering, well production and reservoir engineering along with oil recovery. Students also study well testing, field development and petroleum economics.

MSc in Petroleum Engineering – Heriot-Watt University

Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time or 2 to 7 years distance learning

Cost: £12,300 (UK or EU Students) / £27,600 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

Heriot-Watt University has been offering courses in Petroleum Engineering since 1975 and offers a wealth of industry leading modules. Students study reservoir engineering and simulation, drilling engineering, petroleum geoscience, production technology and well test analysis.

MSc in Petroleum Engineering – Teesside University

Duration: 1 year to 16 months full time, 2 years part time

Cost: £4,590 (UK or EU Students) / £10,950 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

This applied course aims to prepare students to work in technical roles in the oil and gas industry. Modules cover drill engineering, well completion, recovery mechanisms, practical health and safety, petroleum chemistry, petroleum economics and simulation and reservoir engineering.

MSc in Petroleum Engineering – London South Bank University

Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time

Cost: £7,900 (UK or EU Students) / £14,200 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

The course at London South Bank University aims to widen understanding of oil and gas production, enabling students to predict, maintain and improve production. Students cover drilling and production, advanced reservoir engineering, petrophysics, petroleum geoscience, petroleum economics and oilfield management.

MSc in Petroleum Engineering – Technical University of Denmark

Duration: 1 year full time

Cost: €0! Fees are covered by the Danish State (UK or EU Students) / €7,500 per semester completed (International Students)

What You Will Study:

At the Technical University of Denmark students come away with an understanding of oil production using safe, economically viable and environmentally sound methods. Students have to select one of two specialisms. They are reservoir engineering or reservoir geophysics.

Msc in Petroleum Engineering – University of Stavanger

Duration: 2 years full time

Cost: €0. Fees are covered by the Norwegian State for all students.

What You Will Study:

The University of Stavanger has close ties with the Norwegian oil industry, which is known for its innovative work. Students are offered a choice of three specialisms – these are well engineering, reservoir engineering or natural gas engineering.

MSc in Petroleum Production Engineering – University of Leeds

Duration: 1 year full time

Cost: £10,000 (UK or EU Students) / £20,250(International Students)

What You Will Study:

Facilities at the University of Leeds Engineering School are some of the best in the industry. Students have the chance to cover a range of subjects including chemical reaction processes, oilfield chemistry and corrosion, drilling and production technology and other topics mostly related to downstream production.

MSc in Petroleum Engineering – Technical University of Crete

Duration: 1 year full time

Cost: €0. Fees are covered by the Greek State (UK or EU Students) / €3,000 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

The course at the Technical University of Crete aims to give a sound scientific understanding of petroleum engineering. Students cover subjects such as petroleum geology, petroleum chemistry and geochemistry, drilling engineering, reservoir engineering, seismic imaging, well logging, rock mechanics and petroleum economics and law.

MSc in Petroleum Engineering – Delft University of Technology

Duration: 2 years full time

Cost: €1,951 (UK or EU Students) / €13,560 (International Students)

What You Will Study:

Delft University of Technology is based in The Netherlands and this postgraduate program is developed closely with the oil and gas industry in Holland. It offers a large breadth of different modules. Students can study technical skills such as image analysis and geological fieldwork to reservoir simulation and drilling engineering.

MSc in Petroleum Engineering – NTNU

Duration: 2 years full time

Cost: €0! Fees are covered by the Norwegian State for all students.

What You Will Study:

Students have the opportunity to study techniques for oil and gas exploration and production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The course concentrates on skills that are valuable for the oil industry in the northern parts of the world.

In Conclusion:

Choosing to study a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering that can lead to a valuable future career is a great first step. Take careful thought and advice so you can pick the right postgraduate course. There are other great universities in Europe and the UK offering other masters degree programs in this field. Our course search will help you find the right postgrad program for you.

*SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES.

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10 comments

Mohammed Badr Aleer Feb. 26, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

My boy is Mechnical engineer power 24 years old with 6 years experience in pipeline integrety and his final graduate project is pipeline integrity,pipeline design ,inline inspection, analyses of final inspection resoults,re-calcaulate the modefid MAOP, choose the best repair method.
He aim to continue Master Engineer in the same subject and in Hydraulic calculation and pumping subjects
Please advice hem
Eng Moustafa Alzeer
Technical Mnager in Technical officefor oil and gas services

Charlotte King March 1, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Hi Mohammed,

This blog has some very useful information on Mechanical Engineering masters programs:
https://www.postgrad.com/blog/Top-10-Mechanical-Engineering-Masters-Degree-Courses-In-The-UK-Europe/
Here is a database of all of the Postgraduate Programs in Mechanical Engineering: https://www.postgrad.com/search/postgraduate-programs/?q=mechanical+engineer

I hope your son finds the best course for him.

Kind Regards,

Charlotte

Venugopal A March 15, 2018, 7:12 a.m.

My son will be completing B.S in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado school of mines
Would like to know good Universities in Europe for M.S in Petroleum, specialisation in Reservoir Engineering

Charlotte King March 19, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

Hello - here is a database listing all of the Petroleum Engineering masters courses in Europe:
https://www.postgrad.com/courses/petroleum-engineering/europe/

Also the University of Aberdeen offers a course specialising in Reservoir Engineering which may be of interest:

https://www.postgrad.com/institution/university-of-aberdeen/51/

Good luck!

Charlotte

Md Abdul Gafoor May 6, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Hi ,
myself md abdul Gafoor ,
I have just completed my b.tech course in petroleum engineering and I want to go for masters in petroleum engineering with specialisation in well logging /drilling/ reservoir .
could you suggest me a best university in London.

thank you

Charlotte King May 9, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Our comprehensive course search provides a list of all of the relevant masters courses in Petroleum Engineering in the UK:

https://www.postgrad.com/courses/petroleum-engineering/uk/

If you paste the above link into your browser you can then browse the various courses.

Good luck!

Ishani June 25, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

I am pursuing B Tech in Petroleum Engg. I want to do post graduate in pipe line designing and economics.
Please suggest suitable courses in Europen Universities

Charlotte King June 26, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Hi Ishani,

If you use the URL below you will see a list of all the Petroleum Engineering masters courses that you can study in Europe:

https://www.postgrad.com/courses/petroleum-engineering/europe/

Look through these and you can see which ones offer the modules that you are most interested in. Good luck!

Charlotte

Rahul jaiswal Aug. 31, 2018, 10:52 a.m.

Hello sir
Well i from india and recently I had completed my graduation in mechanical engineering now I planning for M.S in petroleum engineering is that possible can u plz suggest me a better university and my ielts results are overall 5.5 band and academic 7.5 CGPA so I am eligible or not reply as soon as possible

Charlotte King Sept. 3, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Hi Rahul - here is a list of all the Petroleum Engineering courses that you can choose from:
https://www.postgrad.com/courses/petroleum-engineering/europe/
Good luck with your application.

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