Celebrations As Master's Degree Course Awarded National Accolade

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 Celebrations As Master's Degree Course Awarded National Accolade

Date posted: 22 August 2013

A University of Derby degree that prepares students for careers in the oil and gas industry is celebrating after becoming one of the few to be accredited by The Geological Society, ?the recognised professional body for Geoscience programmes in the UK.

Dr Dorothy Satterfield, Programme Leader for the University's MSc Applied Petroleum Geoscience course, said: "We are delighted to receive this accreditation, which assures students that our teaching is of the highest quality, and has been approved by an independent body of academics and industrialists.

"The course will provide confidence in the range of skills required of a petroleum geologist, and can be undertaken either full time or part time, enabling students to study while they work.

"We also offer real world experience. Our external tutors are active members of the oil industry, so they have strong commercial links and can give a real insight into the careers available. This helps students to recognise their strengths and prepare themselves for the right sector of the industry."

The Applied Petroleum MSc (Master of Science) has been running at Derby full time for two years and part-time for six years. To date we have trained students from Nigeria, Ghana, Germany Austria, Thailand, Angola, Pakistan, India, the USA and Portugal, as well as the UK.

This accreditation becomes the first step for graduates who wish to apply for the professional qualifications of Chartered Geologist and Chartered Scientist.

Further information about the Geological Society can be found at www.geolsoc.org.uk.

For more information about the University of Derby's MSc Applied Petroleum Geoscience course visit www.derby.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/applied-petroleum-geoscience-msc/

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