International Oil and Gas Management MSc

  • For Entry: January | September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • School: Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy & Management

Why study at Dundee?

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 world-wide.

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!

 

Why study International Oil and Gas Management at Dundee?

The aim of the MSc 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.

What's so good about International Oil and Gas Management at Dundee?

This programme is 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. To gain admission to the MSc International Oil & Gas Management programme, students are expected to hold a good honours degree or equivalent.

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 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.

The MBA is made up of 200 credits as follows:

Compulsory Modules:
• Natural Resources Sectors: A Multidisciplinary Introduction
• Project Report or Internship

Core Specialist Modules
• Downstream Energy Law and Policy
• Energy Economics: The Tools
• International Petroleum Law and Policy
• International Relations and Energy for Natural Resources
• National and Comparative Oil and Gas Law

Core Business & Management Modules
• Financial and Project Analysis of Natural Resources and Energy Ventures
• Foundation Accounting
• Foundation Finance
• Human Resource Management
• Leadership and Decision Making
• Risk and Crisis Management
• Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics
• Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis

Assessment varies between modules but generally combines examination and coursework, with many modules also utilising case studies, presentations or a portfolio of assessed work.

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.

Year of Entry: 2015

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

English Language Requirement

IELTS of 7.0 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English.

Please check our English 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.

There have been many changes to the arrangements for funding students entering higher education in recent years, yet a degree from the University of Dundee, with its high rate of employment success, remains a cost-effective option.

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 categoryFees for students starting January 2015
Scottish students
Rest of UK students
EU students
Overseas students (non-EU) 16800
Fee categoryFees for students starting September 2015 or January 2016
Scottish students Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.
Rest of UK students Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.
EU students Fee to be confirmed for 2015/16.
Overseas students (non-EU) £16,800 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants

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 Policy
w.b.howieson@dundee.ac.ukÊ
+44 (0)1382 386569