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The MSc Oil and Gas Accounting course is designed to develop specialist knowledge and skills specifically for a career in the oil and gas industry. Read more

The MSc Oil and Gas Accounting course is designed to develop specialist knowledge and skills specifically for a career in the oil and gas industry.

The course will enable students to develop a critical awareness of the key issues in accounting for upstream oil and gas exploration, development and production activities and is delivered by respected academics with relevant industry experience.

The MSc Oil and Gas Accounting is accredited by The Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Energy Institute.

How to apply

Please visit the website to find out how to apply



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The skills and competencies of the global oil and gas manager are key to ensuring a safe and effective workforce and to provide safe and reliable oil and gas extraction. Read more

The skills and competencies of the global oil and gas manager are key to ensuring a safe and effective workforce and to provide safe and reliable oil and gas extraction. In global exploration and production networks there is a clear need for managers who are trained in the latest techniques and practices in the field of the global oil and gas environment. The needs of the industry, technology and work practices are ever-changing. Consequently, it is vital that all their training reflects the changes in the business.

This postgraduate degree programme provides a global perspective on these issues and also a high quality of delivery from subject matter experts, from both industry and academia. The programme also features software products and computer-based training from market leaders in the relevant subject areas.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide students with an enhanced base of knowledge of current and reflective practices necessary to initiate or further a career in global oil and gas management
  • Develop an advanced insight into global oil and gas management commercial environment and requirements
  • Develop critical insight into management issues relating to the global oil and gas business.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Assessment

Assessment methods include examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

Accreditation will be sought for the programme. It is strongly anticipated that this programme will have a minimum of two accrediting professional bodies.

Careers

The oil and gas industries provide a wide range of career opportunities across the globe. Some are offshore, working directly out on the rigs drilling for oil and gas and on fixed installation oil and gas production platforms as part of the extraction process. Other roles are in commercial activities working onshore, such as in buying and selling oil and gas or as part of the legal teams setting up contracts.

Specialised equipment

Students will have access to existing online resources such as Moodle, emails, library online resources, IEEEXplore, databases, Web of Knowledge, and Scopus.



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Your programme of study. You gain two complementary areas of knowledge in studying Oil and Gas Law and Economics to understand the complex environment of state controlled hydrocarbon and mineral extraction in a high risk industry in terms of extraction safety, risks, reliability, environment and returns. Read more

Your programme of study

You gain two complementary areas of knowledge in studying Oil and Gas Law and Economics to understand the complex environment of state controlled hydrocarbon and mineral extraction in a high risk industry in terms of extraction safety, risks, reliability, environment and returns. On the legal side you understand the regulation of the oil and gas industry from the heart of the industry in Aberdeen gaining valuable teaching rooted in research and learning from decades of studying and collaborating with the energy industry. On top of this huge knowledge base across the supply chain you gain further knowledge of managing uncertainty, licensing, taxation, and contracts which require a degree of legal and economic knowledge. University of Aberdeen is already well known and highly regarded due to its ability to interpret the needs of the industry and close collaboration often with Advisory Boards from the industry.

Within the world of academia the programmes of note are MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance, LLM International Commercial Law and LLM in Oil and Gas and Energy which have consistently trained top professionals in the industry.. Aberdeen provides a high international profile of energy specialists in the University and expertise in the industry. You benefit from world leading researchers in Energy Economics such as Professor Alex Kemp, OBE. You benefit from access to the Aberdeen Institute of Energy, powered by the University and our strong links with industry and policymakers.

Our MSc in Law and Economics of Oil and Gas is intellectually challenging and provides career-ready credentials to help increase your employability in legal and financial oil and gas contexts. If you want to improve your oil and gas knowledge, work globally or locally to specific hubs career opportunities could include: Commercial Adviser, Energy and Business Consultant, Investment Analyst, Market Analyst, Oil and Gas Associates, Project Manager

Courses listed for the programme

Themes include:

  • Licensing and upstream taxation
  • Investment appraisal techniques and risk analysis
  • Health, safety and environmental regulation
  • Crude oil market, determinants of oil supply and demand
  • Principles of accounting
  • Principals and features of oil and gas contracts

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 4 Months, 9 Months, 12 Months, 18 Months or 24 Months
  • Combination
  • Full Time or Part Time

International Student Fees 2017/2018

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Find out more about fees and living costs

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

Find out more about:

Your Accommodation

Campus Facilities

Find out more about living in Aberdeen and living costs



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The MSc International Oil & Gas Management consists of a deliberate blend of business and management studies which has been created to run alongside a range of practical, skills-based activities and an assortment of student-centred extracurricular opportunities. Read more

Why study International Oil & Gas Management at Dundee?

The MSc International Oil & Gas Management consists of a deliberate blend of business and management studies which has been created to run alongside a range of practical, skills-based activities and an assortment of student-centred extracurricular opportunities.

The programme uniquely contextualises the study within the petroleum industry from beginning to end, ensuring that our graduates can "hit the ground running" in management roles in the industry when they leave. Guest speaker programmes and input from practitioners also enhance the student experience.

The programme draws on the globally recognised expertise of 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 Assessment Exercise 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.

What's great about International Oil & 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.

Students will be expected to apply learning in a simulated workplace environment, utilising case study method as a vehicle for knowledge acquisition, reflection and application. This will prepare students for success in a rapidly evolving and highly competitive global business climate, where continuous innovation is crucial to productivity and growth in all aspects of the natural resources, energy and international business industries.

The study context is positioned at the strategic level to reflect both the current and future work environment of the intended participants.
The programme is also designed to develop self-confidence and the ability to present efficient, logical answers to complex problems; to give students methodological and problem solving skills designed to assist decision making in business situations. Furthermore, the programme will facilitate discussions, debate and analysis of business issues and problems within an international environment and develop transferable skills particularly in working with groups as well as in presentation and communication skills.

How you will be taught

The MSc is made up of compulsory and elective modules with this taught component being followed by either:
A dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a topic approved by an academic supervisor

An Internship report - students who choose this option are required to source an organisation willing to offer a 3-month work placement, approved by an academic supervisor

An extended PhD Proposal - students who propose to follow up the MSc with a PhD may, with the approval of an academic supervisor, submit a 10,000 word PhD proposal

Methods of Teaching and Assessment

The programme will be delivered on campus using a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, guest speakers and computer-based simulations. Learning is also facilitated and supported using an electronic virtual learning environment (VLE). The VLE has a number of learning tools to help you successfully advance through the programme of studies and communicate with other students.

Assessment of your modules will commonly comprise both the successful completion of an examination and the preparation of a research paper or management report. The examinations take place at set periods in the academic year at the end of each of our three semesters, usually in December, April and June.

The research paper element of assessment is included in most modules and involves the development of an outline for your chosen topic of research to be negotiated between you and your module director.

What you will study

Compulsory Modules:
• Natural Resources Sectors: A Multidisciplinary Introduction
• Project Report or Internship
Core Modules:
Core Business and Management
• Foundation Financial Accounting
• Introduction to Finance
• Management in Energy and Natural Resources Industries
• Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis
Core Specialist Modules:
• Petroleum Policy and Economics
• International Petroleum Law and Policy
• National and Comparative Oil and Gas Law
• International Relations and Energy for Natural Resources
• Energy Economics: The Issues
Electives
• Financial and Project Analysis of Natural Resources and Energy Ventures
• Human Resource Management
• Business Strategy in the Extractive Industries
• Leadership and Decision Making
• Project Management Processes in the Natural Resources Sector
• Leadership and Decision Making
• Risk and Crisis Management
• Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics
Core Business and Management Modules
• Financial and Project Analysis of Natural Resources and Energy Ventures
• Human Resource Management

Careers

The programme is designed to equip students with a knowledge and skill set for entry and re-entry into the growing and evolving energy industries, particularly the mineral resources sectors.

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Your programme of study. Since the 1970s Aberdeen has been the main European and often world centre of energy production where FTSE 100 multinationals sit alongside learning in disciplines across the energy supply chain, the latest of which is decommissioning. Read more

Your programme of study

Since the 1970s Aberdeen has been the main European and often world centre of energy production where FTSE 100 multinationals sit alongside learning in disciplines across the energy supply chain, the latest of which is decommissioning. University of Aberdeen has followed this learning and knowledge across this time to develop one of the most informed universities in terms of how the industry has grown, innovated, been regulated, managed risk and changed over time and many experts have come to the university after years within the industry.

Petroleum Energy Economics and Finance is one of the most highly regarded and intellectually challenging programmes to keep you up to date with the energy industry. The programme with an international reputation is taught by experts such as Professor Alexander Kemp OBE on North Sea Oil and Gas. The programme focuses on the government and business of petroleum industries addressing finance skills required for complex decision making in areas such as investment analysis, Government petroleum policies, decommissioning, energy demand. You will not only learn from experts in the field but you will also benefit from the years of experience of a research lead university which has continuously provided skills, theory and knowledge to professionals in the energy industry and vice versa.

Aberdeen is one of the World’s Oil Capitals, with a very high population of oil industry professionals and international oil companies within Aberdeen city and surrounding area. You will benefit from studying at a traditional UK university, which has been disseminating knowledge and understanding of key concepts and practises for over 500 years but you will be very much in the 21st century in understanding how this knowledge and the latest changes to the energy industry are supported in your profession.

Courses listed for the programme

First Semester

  • Accounting
  • Introduction to Energy and Petroleum Economics
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance for Energy
  • Economic Analysis for Energy
  • Quantitative Methods for Energy Economics

Second Semester

  • Real Options and Decision Making
  • Issues in Energy and Petroleum Economics
  • Business Strategy
  • Empirical Methods in Energy Economics

Third Semester

  • Dissertation in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance
  • Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • The Business School provides in interdisciplinary knowledge of the energy industry and it is renowned for its research (REF 2014)
  • Professor Alexander Kemp OBE one of the founding academics in the energy industry still actively teaches on this programme
  • The programme is further supported by Aberdeen Institute of Energy and Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:

Your Accommodation

Campus Facilities

Find out more about living in Aberdeen and living costs



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Who is it for?. Your peers on the course will be on average, 24, with a minimum 2.1 or equivalent bachelor’s degree. It’s likely you will have a few years’ work experience either through an internship of full-time employment. Read more

Who is it for?

Your peers on the course will be on average, 24, with a minimum 2.1 or equivalent bachelor’s degree. It’s likely you will have a few years’ work experience either through an internship of full-time employment. You needn’t have any prior knowledge of energy, commodities, shipping or finance, although you should be comfortable with quantitative methods (mathematics and statistics).

Objectives

You’ll emerge from this course fully equipped to operate effectively in this highly competitive international industry. You’ll gain a solid foundation in energy economics, markets and trading, and be able to formulate strategy for fossil fuels, electricity and renewables. Your studies will encompass energy transportation, especially seaborne and are rounded off with extensive study of finance and financial markets and essential transferrable skills in accounting and IT. You can complement your core modules with optional modules and, if you wish, an independent research project.

What will you learn

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of generation from exhaustible and renewable sources, demand determinants, transportation, trading, pricing and risk.
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of corporate finance, as well as financial markets, institutions and instruments.
  • Understand and critically evaluate current international issues in energy and commodities, finance and trade.
  • Formulate decisions in the energy sub-sectors of oil, gas, electricity, involving aspects such as refinery/petrochemical economics, energy transport solutions (pipeline/ship), generation and distribution of electricity, and managing energy risk.
  • Analyse factors affecting the energy, finance and commodity trade sectors.

Assesment

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • eleven core courses (10-20 credits each) and five electives (10 credits each)

or

  • three electives (10 credits each) and an Applied Research Project (20 credits)

or

  • one elective (10 credits) and a Business Research Project (40 credits)

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Energy, Trade and Finance, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

Induction Weeks

The course starts with two compulsory induction weeks, focused mainly on:

  • An introduction to the Cass Careers offering with a focus on key skills and attributes that employers are looking for.  The annual MSc Careers Fair at this time also provides the opportunity to meet over 60 companies who are recruiting across many sectors including finance, energy, insurance, real estate, shipping, strategic management and internal auditing.
  • a refresher course of basic financial mathematics, statistics, computing and electronic databases.

Career pathways

Graduates from the course are typically employed in positions related to energy, metals and agricultural commodities, shipping/freight operations, finance, consultancy and industry. Types of organisations employing trading houses include:

  • Commodity trading houses (e.g. Glencore, Trafigura)
  • Oil & gas companies (e.g. Shell, ENI, Total)
  • Professional services and specialist consultancy firms (e.g. KPMG, PwC, Wood McKenzie)
  • Shipping companies
  • Export/Import companies


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The energy industries, which include power, oil and gas, mining and alternative energy, are among the few that are growing worldwide. Read more
The energy industries, which include power, oil and gas, mining and alternative energy, are among the few that are growing worldwide. Demand for managers with specific knowledge of these industries is high, so this course is aimed at developing those who seek to establish or further their careers in these industries achieve their ambitions.

Why study Managing in the Energy Industries at Dundee?

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) is one of the few centres in UK universities with the background and specialist skills to offer such a course. Over the past few years it has been high successful in developing its teaching, research and industry contacts in management. Courses are designed in conjunction with industry specialists and industry related learning is a core element of all courses in the Centre.

What's great about Managing in the Energy Industries?

The course aims are to develop the required knowledge, skills and other attributes (KSAs) that employers in the energy industries consider essential for managers to pursue their career ambitions. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of different energy industries, generic and sector specific management KSAs through classroom and work-based learning, which is facilitated by specialist academics and industry specialists.

Who should study this course?

This course suits graduates in any discipline who wish to widen their subject knowledge and career aspirations in the energy industries world-wide. The course is open to full time, part time and flexible learners.

How you will be taught

Modules start at the beginning of the academic session in September. The course is taught predominantly in a student centred manner through seminars, workshops and work-based individual and group learning. This includes web-supported learning for full-time and part-time students.

What you will study

The course comprises core taught modules, optional modules plus a dissertation:

Compulsory modules:
Natural Resources Sectors: A multidisciplinary Introduction
Management in Natural Resources and Energy Industries
Energy Economics: The Issues
Business Strategy in Energy and Extractive Industries
Compulsory core choice - choose one from
Critical Business Analysis & Report
Internship Report
Dissertation

Compulsory core choice - choose at least two from the following Business & Management modules:
Foundation Accounting
Foundation Finance
Human Resource Management
Leadership and Decision Making
Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics
Financial and Project Analysis of Natural Resources and Energy Ventures
Risk and Crisis Management

Compulsory core choice - choose at least two from the following Specialist modules:
Energy Economics: The Tools
International Law of Natural Resources and Energy
Downstream Energy Law and Policy
Renewable Energy: Technology, Economics and Policy
Environmental Law and Policy for Natural Resources and Energy
Energy and Climate Change Law and Policy
International Developments in Energy Policy
Mineral and Petroleum Taxation
Petroleum Policy and Economics
Politics of the Environment and Climate Change

How you will be assessed

Each module is assessed through coursework, typically a research paper or project, and a final examination. It is also assessed by a individual business project

Careers

Graduates should be able to enter the energy industries as management trainees. Existing managers completing this course will have enhanced knowledge and skills in management.

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The Engineering Management MSc programme is designed to help you master current and emerging engineering management issues and the management principles that underpin effective business strategies and outcomes. Read more

The Engineering Management MSc programme is designed to help you master current and emerging engineering management issues and the management principles that underpin effective business strategies and outcomes.

Balancing academic theory with practical opportunities, this course provides tools to manage sophisticated large, complex and multi-disciplinary projects and supply-chains.

The course will provide you with the understanding and tools to manage financial budgets and understand the bigger picture faced by the wider company.

You will also be exposed to Practical Knowledge from the science behind renewable energy through to the diverse new world of modern consumer technology design for the home.

A strong emphasis is placed on the scientific and technological revolutions underway and the process of technological convergence underway which have had a major impact on both the older established engineering industries and the younger electronics, wireless, computer, media and creative industries and internet-based start-ups.

Course structure

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • International Strategic Technology Management
  • International Accounting and Finance
  • Business Research Methods
  • Corporate Governance, Ethics and Sustainability
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Sustainable Power Generation
  • Frontier Technologies - From Concept to Commercialisation
  • Project by Dissertation

Teaching & assessment

You will learn from highly experienced practitioners, and the course will include input from executives with experience across a range of industries including manufacturing, electronics, finance, media and major consultancies (such as PwC and AD Little Inc). These industry connections have informed the content and design of the course.

Uniquely, the course integrates Technology Strategy with Business Strategy of project-based organisations.

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Your future career

Study a Masters in Engineering Management and lay the foundations for a rewarding career in your chosen field.

You’ll develop a strong transferrable skillset including verbal and written communication skills, team work and commercial awareness, preparing you for a career in a range of professions and industries, making substantial contributions to multidisciplinary project teams and the financing, execution and delivery of projects thereby progressing higher up in the organisation and into senior management positions of the firm or change career paths. The MSc Engineering Management programme is designed to prepare students for successful careers across several project-based institutions and businesses in, amongst others:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Software, Wireless and Internet based ventures
  • Information Technology
  • Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Industries
  • Finance and International Banking
  • International Project Finance
  • Manufacturing, Heavy Engineering and Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Government Departments
  • Consultancy

Royal Holloway is located within the South East regional hub of electronics businesses, meaning you'll benefit from links to some of the top UK-based electronics companies.

  • Develop theoretical and creative practical skills to take into your future career.
  • Equip yourself for employment opportunities in the fast moving world of electronic engineering as well as other sectors.


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The Global Energy Executive MBA program aims to transform the global energy industry by preparing the next generation of leaders for its complex and evolving challenges. Read more
The Global Energy Executive MBA program aims to transform the global energy industry by preparing the next generation of leaders for its complex and evolving challenges.

The global energy industry is at a critical juncture with escalating supply demand imbalances, political instability in key energy producing regions and ever-increasing scrutiny from a diverse array of stakeholders. This unique program combines academic excellence with deep energy industry expertise in six highly experiential modules with immersive experiences in key energy centres around the globe.

Extensive Support

Our team is committed to providing extensive support to allow you to get the most out of your learning experience. Resources for the Global Energy Executive MBA program include:
-Library resources: the dedicated MBA librarian helps you plan and execute your research either remotely or in person.
-Technology support: our team will assist you with setting up and troubleshooting your access to online sessions and the program student site. You will need to provide your own laptop computer.
-Tutorials: throughout the program faculty members and / or teaching assistants will provide additional support when needed to help practice challenging concepts and prepare for exams.
-Catering: lunch, snacks and some dinners are provided throughout the face-to-face sessions for your convenience; breakfast is included in the group’s preferred hotel rate.
-Transportation: transportation is provided within the face-to-face period to and from field visits and between program locations (where relevant).
-Career counselling: dedicated MBA career advisors are available to support you if you are looking to make a career transition during the program.

Industry Focus

The Global Energy Executive MBA program has been designed to prepare our students for the specific challenges faced by senior leaders in the energy industry.

The energy sector faces unique challenges due to its global, commodity-based and capital intensive nature, as well as its complex links with socio-economic and environmental policy. Therefore the program integrates a broad range of academic and real-life energy industry case studies in the classroom with experiential learning opportunities.

Global Delivery

The Global Energy Executive MBA program is unique in providing an immersive experience in a number of global energy centres. Students benefit from site visits to energy facilities, exposure to local energy industry leaders and introduction to diverse business cultures.

Diverse Cohort

The students in the Global Energy Executive MBA program represent top talent from major energy organizations from across the globe. They bring a diverse mix of functional and operational expertise from across energy value chains in gas, coal, oil, nuclear and renewable energy sources.

Students are typically senior professionals with an average of 13 years’ of progressive experience in the energy industry. Having been identified as high potential leaders within their organizations, many students are currently or expect to be promoted to an executive level position within the next five years.
-13 years’ average work experience
-15% female and 85% male
-Average age of participants is 39 years
-40-50% of participants are from outside of Canada, typically with representation from Asia-Pacific, sub-Saharan Africa and South/Central America
-90% of the class have undergraduate degrees, with engineering and business majors being most common
-40% of the class work for multi-national enterprise, 35% for large enterprise, 15% for government-owned enterprise and 10% for small / medium business
-30% of class work in general management, 30% in accounting / finance / planning, 20% in an operational function, 10% in HR and -10% in marketing / sales

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Your programme of study. If you want an exciting career in the financial markets of the world and you are confident with numbers, this programme will give you an edge when working in financial markets in terms of understanding of theory and practice in finance internationally. Read more

Your programme of study

If you want an exciting career in the financial markets of the world and you are confident with numbers, this programme will give you an edge when working in financial markets in terms of understanding of theory and practice in finance internationally. You are able to evaluate risks and understand decisions which are applicable to multinationals, governments and other organisations in developing and emerging markets. This programme will broaden your knowledge and enable you to work for international organisations within corporate finance, investment management, trading and accounting professions.

You develop analysis of a range of issues in international trade and the international monetary and financial systems, including foreign direct investment, balance of payments, sovereign debt, international currency and commodity markets. This will involve drawing on relevant elements of international macroeconomics, trade theory, the theory of option pricing, futures, the economics of international financial markets and other key elements of international finance.

This is an industry where there will always be plenty of opportunities globally in areas such as industry, investments, securities, trading, banking, investment banking, accountancy and financial management. The programme is supported by excellent research over decades within economics and finance including the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF) which has been able to collaborate successfully with business in the oil and gas industry centre of Aberdeen. Graduates studying the programme have gone on to senior managerial positions.

Other similar programmes include:

Courses listed for the programme

  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics for Finance and Accountancy
  • International Economics
  • Issues in international trade and the international monetary and financial systems
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Balance of payments
  • Sovereign debt
  • Portfolio management
  • International currency and commodity markets

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You study at a Top 3 UK University for impact in Business and Management Studies (REF 2014)
  • You study using world leading facilities - access to our in-house stock exchange provides opportunities to work with a real trading platform and supports in-depth understanding of finance in practice

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 12 or 24 Months
  • September start
  • Full Time or Part Time

International Student Fees 2017/2018

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

Living in Aberdeen

Find out more about:

Your Accommodation

Campus Facilities

Find out more about living in Aberdeen and living costs




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In recent years, businesses of all sizes, across all major industry sectors have become project-based. Those projects can now easily span different companies, regions, time zones, and integrate diverse knowledge bases and disciplines. Read more

In recent years, businesses of all sizes, across all major industry sectors have become project-based. Those projects can now easily span different companies, regions, time zones, and integrate diverse knowledge bases and disciplines. And business, services and governments are looking for teams that can plan, coordinate and control both the output and underlying processes of a project, made up of individuals who can make a powerful contribution to the decision making involved.

On our one-year Project Management MSc you’ll learn how to apply project management principles across a range of disciplines and business sectors, from fashion and film to the charity sector; from the sciences to working in government. We’ll equip you with practical tools and skills, plus an understanding of the academic theories underpinning them, to set you up on your future career path.

We place a strong emphasis on the scientific and technological revolutions underway and the process of technological convergence, which have had a major impact on both the older established engineering industries and the younger electronics, wireless, computer, media and creative industries and internet-based start-ups.

You’ll learn from highly experienced practitioners, including CEOs and senior executives with experience across a range of industries including manufacturing, electronics, finance, media and major consultancies (like PwC and AD Little Inc). These industry connections have informed the content and design of the course, in a way that will not only build on your existing knowledge and experience, but increase your chances of finding employment at a salary level higher than the graduate national average wage in your chosen sector.

The Centre for Professional Studies was founded in 2013, recognising that international industries, firms, organisations and governments are demanding exceptional candidates who have the knowledge base and practical skills to finance, manage and execute processes and projects successfully. It’s our ethos to combine academic excellence with industry related knowledge and expertise. 

  • Acquire the tools to succeed in today’s workplace, from applied management to financial and leadership skills in order to plan, design, execute and deliver projects on time and on budget
  • You’ll gain the practical and academic qualifications to meet demands of employers across competitive global markets, including the industry-recognised PRINCE2 qualification.
  • You’ll learn from highly experienced practitioners and senior executives with portfolios covering both complex, multi-disciplinary projects and small, bespoke interventions in niche sectors.

Course structure

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • Information Technology and Project Management 
  • International Strategic Technology Management
  • Advanced Applied Project Management and Planning
  • Advanced Project Funding, Finance and Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance, Ethics and Sustainability
  • International Management of Mega-Projects
  • Managing and Financing Projects in the TV and Film Industries
  • Business Research Methods
  • International Accounting and Finance
  • Project Management Dissertation

Teaching & assessment

Over the 12 months of this course, you’ll take ten taught course units, attend various seminars and workshops and complete a final project or dissertation. Each term is made up of five taught course units. The dissertation of 15,000 words will be on a project management topic.  

You’ll learn from highly experienced practitioners, including CEOs and senior executives with experience across a range of industries including manufacturing, electronics, finance, media and major consultancies (like PwC and AD Little Inc). These industry connections have informed the content and design of the course, in a way that will not only build on your existing knowledge and experience, but increase your chances of finding employment at a salary level higher than the graduate national average wage in your chosen sector. 

Your future career

Graduates of our Project Management courses have pursued – and been successful in – careers across a range of industries. The nature of the role gives you the flexibility to oversee the completion of a project in any sector or industry. Roles in Project Management can vary and are not limited to professionals who oversee the completion of a project.

It will be your role as the project manager to take ownership for a specific aspect of a project, making sure it’s delivered to all stakeholders’ satisfaction, individuals who provide detailed knowledge on a specific project discipline and those who provide professional support services to a range of projects.

Our alumni have successfully entered into a wide range of professions and several industries, making substantial contributions to multidisciplinary project teams and the financing, execution and delivery of projects. This has helped them progress through the organisation and into senior management positions of the firm or change career paths. Some industries you could go into include: 

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Software, Wireless and Internet based ventures
  • Information Technology
  • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
  • Agriculture and Food Industry and Distribution
  • Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Industries
  • Finance and International Banking
  • International Project Finance
  • Manufacturing, Heavy Engineering and Aerospace
  • Construction, Mining and Mineral Processing
  • Automotive
  • Government Departments
  • International Organisations such as NGOs, aid agencies, UN, EU, APEC
  • Consultancy
  • Film Production
  • TV Production
  • Music industry
  • Social Media


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