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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

MSc in Geoenergy

This MSc offers training and experience in geoenergy as we move to a low-carbon economy. The Geoenergy programme includes a range of resource-related themes, including Petroleum, Unconventional Hydrocarbons, Geothermal, Clean Coal, Resources from Waste, Carbon Capture and Storage, Water and Mineral Resources. The programme is unique in offering a research-focused masters with some taught and training components supported by the Durham Energy Institute (DEI) and MSc in Energy and society (L6K807, Department of Anthropology). Training in this field could lead to job opportunities within the energy industry or with regulatory bodies and consultancies.

Applications are welcome at any time - there is no specific deadline. See our list of exciting new projects here.

Further information and how to apply for an MSc by research degrees contact: earthsci.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk


New Research Projects

  • Modelling mine energy systems.
    (Dr Charlotte Adams and Prof. Jeroen van Hunen)

  • Evaluating deep geothermal resources.
    (Dr Charlotte Adams and Prof. Jon Gluyas)

  • Controls on faulted geothermal systems.
    (Prof. Ken McCaffrey, Dr Charlotte Adams and Prof. Jon Gluyas)

  • Geothermal potential of gas fields.
    (Prof. Jon Gluyas, Dr Charlotte Adams and Dr Stuart Jones)

  • Hydrocarbon potential in the Solway Firth: an onshore and offshore investigation.
    (Dr Stuart Jones and Prof Jon Gluyas)

  • Appraising the geothermal potential of the Lower Carboniferous Fell Sandstone, Northumberland.
    (Dr Stuart Jones, Prof Jon Gluyas and Dr Charlotte Adams)

  • Understanding shale swelling for well-bore stability.
    (Prof Chris Greenwell)

  • Assessing the effect of organic matter on shale swelling.
    (Prof Chris Greenwell)

  • The heat beneath our Feet: modelling geothermal energy from abandoned mines.
    (Prof Jeroen van Hunen and Dr Charlotte Adams)

Postgraduate Prospectus 2020

Interested in postgraduate study? Download our 2020 prospectus.