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MBA in International Oil & Gas Management


Degrees available:
Degree Length of study
Full time Distance Learning
MBA 12 months 24 months
PGDiploma 9 months 18 months
PGCertificate 6 months 12 months
This course has two start dates - January & September
How to apply: Apply online via UKPASS: full time or distance learning

You must read the information regarding how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.

Status: If you need a visa to study in the UK - for entry Sept 2014, apply before 19th July 2014, and for entry Jan 2015, apply by 15th Nov 2014.
Academic Year MBA PGDiploma PGCertificate
(inc Jan 2013)
(total course fee)
£11,025 £7,455
(inc Jan 2014)
(total course fee)
£11,025 £7,455
(inc Jan 2015)
(total course fee)
£11,025 £7,455
Academic School: Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy & Management


The MBA International Oil & Gas Management consists of a deliberate blend of business and management studies which has been created to run alongside a range of practical, skills-based activities and an assortment of student-centred extracurricular opportunities.

The programme uniquely contextualises the study within the petroleum industry from beginning to end, ensuring that our graduates can "hit the ground running" in management roles in the industry when they leave. Guest speaker programmes and input from practitioners also enhance the student experience.

The programme draws on the globally recognised expertise of the the staff within the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP).

CEPMLP achieved a high research rating in the 2008 UK Research Assessent Exericse as part of the submission from the University's Law Unit of Assessment. The Unit finished among the top four in Scotland (out of 11), and among the top 19 out of 67 in the UK. All of its research was classified as being of an international standard.

Aims of the Programme

The aim of the MBA International Oil & Gas Management programme is to prepare participants for middle management or advisory positions in the private sector and government. The programme aims to provide an intellectually challenging academic programme of study, which will demand of the student the ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate key theoretical concepts and practical applications in oil and gas management.

Students will be expected to apply learning in a simulated workplace environment, utilising case study method as a vehicle for knowledge acquisition, reflection and application.

Programme Content

The MBA programme consists of a compulsory three-week induction covering basic principles of law, economics, finance, geology and graduate research methods (20 credits). There are then five core management modules (Economics, Accounting, Finance, Strategic Management and Management to the value of 80 credits, followed by specialist and elective modules to the value of 100 credits.

Methods of Assessment

Each course is assessed by a combination of examinations and a research paper.

Entry Requirements

EU and International students visit our EU and International webpages for entry requirements tailored to your home country.

Students will normally be expected to have a degree or equivalent professional qualification and at least 2 years work experience.

English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component less than 6.0 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.

English Language Pre-Sessional Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional programmes throughout the year and Foundation Programme(s) for both undergraduate and postgraduate students which start at the beginning of the academic year.  These programmes are all designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.  Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.

The 30 week (one Academic Year) Foundation Programme(s) allow applicants who have not met our typical academic entry requirements, and require additional English Language support by up to 1.0 IELTS, to gain the necessary qualifications to enter the University of Dundee degree programmes in the following year.

The 24 week Pre-Sessional programme (March – August) provides additional English Language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English Language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and the 10 week Pre-Sessional programme  (June – August) (October – December) provides specialist English Language tuition for students who are 0.5 IELTS below the requirement for their degree programme.

How to Apply

You should apply online via UKPASS, using the link above.

You need to include two references, which can be academic or workplace, and your qualifications, with your application. This can be done electronically via UKPASS, or you can send them by post to the address given on the UKPASS system.


Course Contact

Admissions Contact

Dorothy Stewart
Carnegie Building
University of Dundee

Telephone: 01382 385453 (from the UK)
Telephone: +44 (0)1382 385453 (from outside the UK)

Fax: 01382 385854 (from the UK)
Fax: +44 (0)1382 385854 (from outside the UK)

Postgraduate Admissions
Admissions and Student Recruitment
University of Dundee

Telephone: 01382 384 384 (from the UK)
Telephone: +44 1382 384 384 (from outside the UK)

Fax: 01382 385 500 (from the UK)
Fax: +44 1382 385 500 (from outside the UK)