International Oil and Gas Management MSc

  • For Entry: January | September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Social Sciences
  • Study Mode: Full Time

The world's long-term economic development depends on the existence of efficient, innovative and creative energy and resources industries. These in turn rely on individuals who possess a sound grasp of their legal, economic, technical and policy backgrounds.

The CEPMLP is at the heart of these issues and provides the best in advanced education in its field, preparing its graduates to meet the challenges posed by the evolving global economy.

Throughout its history, the CEPMLP has achieved continuous growth and has established international pre-eminence in its core activities: scholarly performance, high level academic research, strategic consultancy and top-quality executive education. Currently, we have over 500 registered postgraduate students from more than 50 countries worldwide.

Degrees which really make a difference

Our interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research and consultancy gives us a unique perspective on how governments and businesses operate. We offer flexible courses delivered by the best in the field, devised and continually updated in line with the Centre's unique combination of professional expertise and academic excellence.

This provides a rigorous training for graduate students and working professionals. Full-time and distance-learning degrees, intensive training programmes tailor-made for individuals or companies and short-term professional seminars are all on offer.

You owe it to yourself

We will teach you the practical and professional skills you need to mastermind complex commercial and financial transactions in the international workplace, and we will expose you to many varied and exciting opportunities. Why not take a few minutes to complete our application form - it could be the most far-reaching career move you'll ever make!


Students from around the world

CEPMLP has achieved continuous growth and has established international pre-eminence in its core activities: scholarly performance, high level academic research, strategic consultancy and top-quality executive education. Currently, we have over 500 registered postgraduate students from more than 50 countries worldwide.

What is so good about this course?

We'll prepare you for managerial, advisory and academic positions in the energy sector – private sector and government.

The programme provides an intellectually challenging academic programme of study, for which you'll need 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 you for success in the rapidly evolving and highly competitive global business climate that characterises the energy sector.

All modules will be delivered on the campus of the University of Dundee in face-to-face mode. Self-study makes up a considerable proportion of the student's learning experience. Formal and informal group work occurs in some modules.

Related Courses

The LL.M. is made up of 200 credits as follows:
Compulsory Modules  
 Natural Resources Sectors: A Multidisciplinary Introduction 20 credits
 Dissertation or Internship 40 credits
Core Modules  
 Core Compulsory Modules 40 credits
 Core Specialist Modules 40 credits
Elective Modules 60 credits
  200 credits

How you will be taught

Our programmes offer you an unrivalled ability to tailor your study. Focus on your own particular interests and learning objectives with the wide range of possible electives.

There are core taught modules, and a choice between an internship paper or dissertation. The module options include

  • sector specific business and management modules
  • 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 you to pursue your specific areas of interest, whilst at the same time providing you with a theoretical underpinning via the core courses in business and management.

How you will be assessed

Assessment varies between modules including:

  • examination
  • coursework
  • case studies
  • presentations
  • a portfolio of assessed work.

Compulsory Modules

Core Modules

Core Business and Management

 Core Specialist Modules

Electives: 40 credits from:

Core Business and Management Modules

Designed for graduates

Designed for graduates with a good first degree, who aspire to work in the Energy sector and who have a particular interest in Oil & Gas or related sectors

What sort of jobs do alumni of CEPMLP go on to do?

The answer is a wide range of varied roles. It is important to be aware that as with any job it depends upon your level of experience and skills set as to whether the role would be suitable for you, there is no one size fits all.

Past alumni have found employment with a variety of organisations including National Oil Companies, Exploration and Production Companies, Government and Ministries and Commercial Organisations including Banks, Law Firms and Global Consultancies.

Claris Ankunda

CEPMLP is more like the world because almost every continent is well represented by the students admitted at CEPMLP. I have learnt a lot from the friends I met at the university of Dundee who come from different countries with different cultures. This experience is enhanced by the different social clubs that are at the university they helped me to blend in so quickly.

Dundee as a city is a nice place to live in because it is not a very big city as such therefore it is easy to adopt and get to know your way around without difficulty. The transport routes are well coordinated therefore it is easy to go to the neighbouring cities and towns for leisure or may be to visit friends and the shopping experience is incredible too so its like having a good school and a fun city to live in all in one package.


Claris Ankunda

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[I was] intrigued by an energy policy class in my undergraduate studies as well as the recent rise to prominence of Tanzania, my country, as a potential natural gas giant of the future.

My time in Dundee has been particularly insightful as a result of the many prominent international energy industry professionals that are drawn to visit CEPMLP and present on current and emerging trends and issues in the global energy sector. Fellow students from across the world with exceptional academic backgrounds and professional repertoire as well as the diverse and outstanding array of academic and non-academic members of staff at the CEPMLP have also greatly enhanced my experience at the University of Dundee. I hope to have a lasting impact on the global energy industry in the years to come through this opportunity.

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Year of Entry: 2016

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.

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.5
Listening 6.0
Reading 6.0
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are 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.

 Discover our English Language Programmes

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting 2016/17
Scottish, Rest of UK and EU students Fee to be confirmed for 2016/17
Overseas students (non-EU) £16,800 per year of study

Please read the Postgraduate "How to Apply" section for information on how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.

Apply online via UKPASS

Course Contact

Dr Brian Howieson
Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policyæ
+44 (0)1382 386569