When you join the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) you will have access to dedicated careers support, both during and after your studies, through the Careers Service. This includes 1-1 advice on constructing your cv and preparing for interviews. Students also benefit from the guidance of our academics who have a wide range of international insights and connections from industry and professional experience. The Centre runs a weekly visiting speaker series where professionals from the industry, academia, government agencies, and international organizations are invited to speak on topical issues relating to the energy industry. We maintain strong connections with our alumni who have run careers focused Q&A sessions. You will also have an opportunity to participate in the industry mentorship programme and master classes delivered by experienced industry professionals.


Graduates of the programme traditionally find career opportunities in energy companies such as international oil companies and national oil companies, in the financial sector, in government agencies and in consulting firms. Today, as global energy and climate issues become a pervasive force in our daily lives, graduates have a broader range of additional opportunities within international organizations, non-governmental organizations, think-tanks and academia.

Whichever direction you take, you can see from the profiles below that the success enjoyed by our graduates is based not only on the oil and gas management knowledge they have acquired during their MSc studies, but the wider skills they have developed whilst at CEPMLP.


We support our students who wish to apply for internships – these can form part of your MSc programme in place of the project report or be undertaken after your studies. Our students have succeeded in securing internships in a variety of organisations, ranging from leading international organizations, major energy companies to boutique consulting firms, such as the International Energy Agency, the International Energy Forum; BP, Shell, Total; Wood Mackenzie, Deloitte, IHS Markit; and Immersa, SynTao Green Finance. For some, internships can lead directly to a fulltime paid job.

Pagoda Projects

MSc students can also apply for a global internship with our partners Pagoda Projects to develop employability skills and gain valuable international work experience. A Pagoda internship, can be undertaken in a variety of locations globally, or done remotely. Either way it lasts 6-8 weeks and takes the place of the project report. Students complete an internship report.

“After graduating I started working as an Analyst within the Generation and Renewable Energy Division, Centre of Excellence, at PT PLN (a state owned electricity company in Indonesia). My work involved analysing new policies at PT PLN, while also teaching Micro and Macro Economics for Master degrees in Business Administration at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB).”

Dzikri Firmansyah Hakam, MSc International Oil and Gas Management graduate, 2013, from Indonesia

Amedeus Mrema
“I am working as an Auditor in charge of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), auditing cost recovery (Cost recovery is an opportunity given to the IOC to recover the cost borne by the company to make the commercial discovery. My duty as an auditor is to review the genuineness of the costs as per the signed PSA. I have to visit the clients’ offices within international oil companies based in Tanzania to review their operations as per PSA. My Dundee degree helped me to increase my salary and become a potential future leader in the Oil and Gas sector.”

Amedeus Leon Mrema, MSc International Oil and Gas Management graduate 2019, from Tanzania

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