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About Petrochemical Chemistry
Masters degrees in Petrochemical Chemistry provide advanced training in the chemical engineering of petroleum and petroleum compounds.
Courses range from taught MSc degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
Training is administered in the fundamentals of petroleum production and its geoscience, from manufacture to distribution. This will include an analysis of fuel composition and performance chemistry, as well as by-products and wasted energy generation.
Practical methodologies include explorations of sustainability and security of petroleum production, while theoretical approaches to issues such as financial viability in the industry are also a key component.
Opportunities exist to examine different aspects of the industry through individual research projects. For example, you might research Flow Assurance, exploring efficient methods for transporting oil, gas and petroleum to populated areas.
Careers in this field are highly varied, and range from frontline engineering of energy resources, to managing transportation systems and financial networks. Your expertise would also be valuable within legislative and policy-making positions, for example within transport or environmental agencies and other government bodies.
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If you are considering a career or enterprise in oil and gas management or its associated supply chain this degree draws from the strengths of both academics at University of Aberdeen and industry professionals in the city who have helped to shape the programmes and modules from their learning and experiences.
Our postgraduate programmes are specifically designed to enhance your career prospects and research expertise. Students will benefit from our broad range of industrial partners and internationally leading research expertise, and will get the opportunity to work within our research groups.
The School of Chemical and Process Engineering is globally renowned for its teaching and research with an established reputation across the entire spectrum of chemical, energy, petroleum, nuclear engineering and aviation technology.