Global Oil and Gas Management, MSc Postgraduate prospectus

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  • We have invested over £1m across the faculty in specialised equipment to support our teaching and research.
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1 years full time

2 years part time



The skills and competencies of the global oil and gas manager are key to ensuring a safe and effective workforce and to provide safe and reliable oil and gas extraction. In global exploration and production networks there is a clear need for managers who are trained in the latest techniques and practices in the field of the global oil and gas environment. The needs of the industry, technology and work practices are ever-changing. Consequently, it is vital that all their training reflects the changes in the business.

This postgraduate degree programme provides a global perspective on these issues and also a high quality of delivery from subject matter experts, from both industry and academia. The programme also features software products and computer-based training from market leaders in the relevant subject areas.


The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide students with an enhanced base of knowledge of current and reflective practices necessary to initiate or further a career in global oil and gas management
  • Develop an advanced insight into global oil and gas management commercial environment and requirements
  • Develop critical insight into management issues relating to the global oil and gas business.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

An appropriate undergraduate degree in a business, law, science or technology disciple with at least a second-class award.

OR Merchant Marine or Royal Navy Officer qualifications (or overseas equivalent) with relevant sea-experience and/or equivalent shore based work experience will be considered.

  • Students with appropriate professional and vocational experience may be considered for the programme subject to demonstrating the potential to succeed in the programme.
  • Particular attention is paid to the level of relationship of each individual candidate with the oil and gas industries
  • Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.
  • Overseas qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Extra information


Assessment methods include examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

Accreditation will be sought for this course. Corses can only be accredited once the first cohort of students has graduated.


The oil and gas industries provide a wide range of career opportunities across the globe. Some are offshore, working directly out on the rigs drilling for oil and gas and on fixed installation oil and gas production platforms as part of the extraction process. Other roles are in commercial activities working onshore, such as in buying and selling oil and gas or as part of the legal teams setting up contracts.

Specialised equipment

Students will have access to existing online resources such as Moodle, emails, library online resources, IEEEXplore, databases, Web of Knowledge, and Scopus.

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