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Why 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 Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee 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. Stimulated by oil and gas developments in the North Sea, the CEPMLP was established in May 1977.

Our students achieve the practical and professional skills needed to mastermind complex commercial and financial transactions in the international workplace, with exposure to many varied and exciting opportunities. Our interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research and consultancy provides a unique perspective on how governments, business and communities operate, providing the professionals of today with the ability to meet the challenges of tomorrow

As an internationally renowned graduate school in the field of international business transactions, natural resources and energy law and policy, our distance learning programmes provide a rigorous training for graduate students and working professionals who cannot afford the time to undertake full time studies.

Why study this course at Dundee?

The aim of the MBA programme is to prepare participants for managerial, advisory and academic positions in the energy sector – private sector and government. The programme will 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.

The MBA programme offers students an unrivalled ability to tailor their programme of study to their own particular interests and learning objectives. 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 programme is designed for graduates with a good first honours degree or equivalent, who aspire to work in the Energy sector and who have a particular interest in the management segment of the Oil & Gas or related sectors.

You will achieve 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!

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

Teaching & Assessment

Modes of delivery

Each module will be delivered by distance learning using the My Dundee - our online learning system.

The Study Guide

  • The student will receive a hard copy of the Study Guide
  • The Study guide will be available on the My Dundee

This Study Guide has the following aims:

  • To introduce the student to the key concepts and issues of debate.
  • To guide the student towards a wide range of reading material from which they may choose what research topics to pursue.
  • To provide the student with some opportunity for self-evaluation through a combination of short questions, tasks, exercises and case studies. 

Reading Material

  • A core reading book will be provided to the DL students
  • Core and additional reading material will be available on the My Dundee. 

Academic Support/Guidance

A core team of distance learning academic staff and tutors will provide support to the students with relation to:

  • Information on the structure and content of the programme
  • Guidance on using the full range of learning guides and tools
  • Academic questions relating to particular issues in the field of study
  • Preparation of assessments and research papers
  • Feedback on assessments and research papers

How you will be assessed

Each distance learning module will be assessed by at least two methods: EITHER

Written examination and research paper (most modules are assessed in this way). The exam and research paper are each worth 50% of your total mark.

OR

Written examination and case studies. The exam is worth either 60% or 70% and the case studies are worth either 40% or 30% of your total mark respectively.

  • 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, or
  • Project Report of up to 8,000 words on a topic approved by academic supervisor for MSC and MBA programmes 

What you will study

Our MBA is made up of 180 credits

Core compulsory

The following modules have to be completed (80 credits)

Core specialist

Minimum of 40 credits from

Core business and management

40 credits from

Compulsory choice modules

20 credits from

Employability

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.

Your Application

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate website which is free of charge.

Please read the how to apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.


Visit the MBA International Oil and Gas Management (Distance Learning) page on the University of Dundee website for more details!

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