The Oil and Gas industry is a fast-growing sector which is going through a period of unprecedented change, and thousands of new jobs are likely to be created over the next few years. Our MSc degree is designed for those interested or already engaged in a career in the industry.
The MSc will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the Oil and Gas industry, making you aware of recent developments as well as limitations and problems with the techniques in current practice.
The extractive industries are a complex business environment, and the degree aims to help you develop your understanding to improve business and management practice.
Its aim is to help stop the spread of knowledge and skills that could be used in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery.
The ATAS is specifically designed to ensure that those applying for postgraduate study in certain sensitive subjects do not acquire knowledge that could potentially be used in WMD courses.
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The course will provide you with both research and practice-based comprehension of the major areas of Oil and Gas Management. Particular subjects studied include such areas as:
Lectures are underpinned by tutorial groups, seminars, workshops and research projects to help you focus and develop practical skills, as well as research skills and problem-solving abilities.
This degree is a multidisciplinary award, drawing resources from across the University and bringing in expertise from the sciences, engineering, technology and law.
You will receive tuition from both academics and a range of experienced industrial practitioners.
This MSc will qualify you to apply for a variety of management careers in oil refineries or the selling and distribution of natural gas and crude oil products. You could also look at postgraduate research at academic institutions worldwide.
You will gain understanding of both your specialist subject area, as well as the wider organisational and industry framework. The specialist skills gained will help you operate in the Oil and Gas industry, solving complex problems and making decisions. You will be able to conduct research, either individually or collaboratively, being able to recognise and address ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues.
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This programme is delivered online to allow you to study flexibly from remote locations and anywhere in the world with internet access. You can study this to fit around your lifestyle and study at University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen city, a university providing wide ranging programmes specifically for the oil and gas industry since the 1970s. You study with world renowned academics who have closely studied, consulted with and researched the oil and gas industry.
If you are interested in working in the oil and gas industry and you have a science or engineering background you might want to consider Oil and Gas Engineering at Master's degree level. This qualification takes you across the full life cycle of production and it contains quite a few employable elements and modules in themselves giving you a wide variety of skills and knowledge to take with you into employment. You will often work with other specialists on offshore drilling platforms and facilities recording information on drilling, researching the most productive areas, ensuring maintenance and health and safety and a constant flow from a well. You also oversee some of the decommissioning aspects to redundant equipment on site.
This is a highly skilled job with a lot of responsibility associated to it, and you receive excellent input from University of Aberdeen which has been teaching oil and gas related subjects since the inception of the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen since the 1970s. Aberdeen is known the world over for energy production out of Aberdeen city and academics have worked with industry to ensure that knowledge is relevant now and in the future. You study use of technology and management of energy innovation projects.
Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience
Fundamentals of Safety Engineering and Risk Management Concepts
Well and Production Engineering
Oil and Gas Chemistry
Individual Project in Oil and Gas Engineering
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