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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

Gas hydrates are crystalline compounds that can form when water or ice and suitably sized molecules are brought together under favourable conditions, usually at low temperatures and elevated pressures. Gas hydrates could form in numerous hydrocarbon production and processing operations, causing serious operational and safety concerns. In the natural environment, suitable conditions for methane hydrate formation can be found in some marine and deep lake sediments, and in the subsurface of arctic permafrost regions. Current estimates suggest that the energy held in this form is twice that of total fossil fuels, a vast untouched natural gas reserve.

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£ 15,672per year

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 100 15

    13th out of 57

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    163 74%

    14th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    82nd

    60
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    59th

    36
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    166 75%

    13th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    40th

    25

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