This course is ideal if you are intending to pursue a management career in the oil and gas industry, or if you are already working in the sector and would like to develop management skills and knowledge at master’s level. Graduates from a range of technical, non-technical and commercial backgrounds are eligible to apply.
These courses broaden your technical skills in essential areas directly relevant to the oil and gas sector. It has several optional themes to direct you into specialist areas of knowledge such as project management, economics and finance, international human resources management, and environmental management. The 60-credit dissertation module allows you to conduct a supervised research project developing original knowledge in a specific area of oil and gas management. Teesside is a major European centre for the chemical and petroleum processing sector, making it an ideal location to study this field. The oil and gas industry is well represented with a range of internationally recognised companies operating in the region.
The programme structure is divided into a combination of 10 and 20-credit taught modules delivered over two semesters. Following successful completion of these modules, you proceed to a 60-credit research project.
For the postgraduate diploma (PgDip) award you must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules. For an MSc award you must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit master's research project.
Project management options
Economics and finance options
International HR management options
Energy and environment options
Modules offered may vary.
The course is delivered through a series of lectures, tutorials and computer laboratory sessions. The course is jointly delivered by the School of Science & Engineering and the School of Social Sciences, Business & Law.
Lectures convey substantial elements of the subject content, provide explanations of complex concepts, and set the scene for your independent learning.
Tutorials and seminars provide a context for interactive learning and allow you to explore relevant topics in depth.
Some of the modules require specialised technical software and practical computer-based sessions are timetabled. You are supported in technical modules by excellent laboratory and computing facilities.
Coursework may include technical reports, analysis and design calculations, essays, project and design exercises and verbal presentations. Some of the modules are assessed by formal examinations.
The course equips you with the relevant technical skills to pursue a career as technical manager in the oil and gas sector in consultancies, contracting companies and government organisations.