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MSc in International Oil & Gas Management


Degrees available:
Degree Length of study
Full time
MSc 12 months
PGDiploma 9 months
PGCertificate 6 months
This course has two start dates - January & September
How to apply: Apply online via UKPASS

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 LLM / MSc PGDiploma PGCertificate
(inc Jan 2013)
£16,800 £11,025 £7,455
(inc Jan 2014)
£16,800 £11,025 £7,455
(inc Jan 2015)
£16,800 £11,025 £7,455
Academic School: Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy & Management


The MSc International Oil & Gas Management is designed to develop theoretical and practical knowledge, investigative and analytical skills, and the understanding of the business and management process necessary to develop a career in the Oil & Gas industry.

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 MSc International Oil & Gas Management programme is to prepare participants for managerial, advisory and academic positions in the energy sector - 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 energy with an emphasis on the economic dimensions of the subject. This will prepare participants for success in the rapidly evolving and highly competitive global business climate that characterises the energy sector.

Programme Content

The MSc in International Oil & Gas Management offers students an unrivalled ability to tailor their programme of study to their own particular interests and learning objectives provided by the wide range of possible electives.

There are core taught modules, and a choice between an internship paper or dissertation, whilst the module options include sector specific business and management modules, as well specialist economics and legal modules. These allow for the development of in depth and specialist knowledge of business management, legal, economic and policy issues in the petroleum and related sectors of the world economy.

This flexibility allows the student to pursue their specific areas of interest through the specialised electives, whilst at the same time being provided with a theoretical underpinning via the core courses in business and management.

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.

You should have a good 4-year degree, equivalent to a UK honours degree, preferably at upper 2nd class level or above. Candidates holding the equivalent of a good 2nd class lower degree may also apply. You must provide degree certificates and academic transcripts with your application. Preferred degree disciplines are Law, Economics, Geology, Petroleum or Mining Engineering, Finance, Business, Management. Work experience in the energy/natural resources industry is an advantage, though it is not a strict requirement for admission to the MSc.

English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.5 (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.

Sources of Funding

Information about the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy scholarships can be found on the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy scholarships webpage.

Other sources of funding for postgraduate students can be found on our Scholarships webpage.


Course Contact

Admissions Contact

Dorothy Stewart
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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

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

Fax: 01382 385 500 (from the UK)
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