This programme is ideal for small specialist companies working with National Oil Companies and energy ministries to commercialise innovation in science and technology and improve hydrocarbon exploration. It combines science with law politics and economics.
COURSES Semester 1 Geoscience in Oil Exploration Introduction to Energy Economics Drilling and Well Engineering Management in Engineering Production, Risk Management and Psychology
Semester 2 Porfolio Optimisation - Decision Making and Investment Appraisal Commercial Law and Regulatory Frameworks Remediation Technology for Geosciences Research Skills, Professional Development and Field Study
Semester 3 Project Oil and Gas Enterprise Management
For me, MScHE and living in Aberdeen were transformational experiences that completely changed my life for the better. It first allows me to work in Scotland at the only independent investment bank specialising in the entire spectrum of the energy industry. Then, I have acted as business consultant creating more than US$ 10 million of new opportunities. This has been done for American and British service companies expanding to Latin America - Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.
Before entering MScHE, I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur with international relationships. In fact, I founded a small company that had delivered financial advice whilst investing the funds in real estate. Then, I wanted to be in the Oil & Gas industry but to get in this business was so difficult without an academic credential or experience. Furthermore, I was able to work just with Latin American companies. I had heard the MScHE international reputation enabled one to work anywhere they want to.
Apart from my company, I was working at Invertec, a Chilean management consultancy that offered me the possibility to attend projects not only in Venezuela, but also in Chile. After being selected to enjoy a scholarship, I felt that it was the time to make the transition to the O&G industry. I thought that by attending Aberdeen, I would gain a broader perspective on the opportunities available, and the skills I needed to seize them. And nowadays I can confirm I was right.
This masters course appealed to me because its focus was on upstream general management, and not a more narrow area such as marketing or finance. While I knew that I would learn about the technical side of exploration and production, I was astonished at the profound impact the course had on me: it permanently changed the way I viewed the petroleum world, and gave me the ability to judge situations and people more accurately and objectively.
MScHE is more than attending class one year. If one has ambitions to make a mark in the O&G business world this post-graduate course will be a deeply fulfilling option.
Because the University of Aberdeen has such an international and diverse student body, one learns to work in a variety of different contexts and environments. I am certain that I would not have been able to succeed in linking Anglo and Latin American companies without this experience.
University of Aberdeen Alumni Discount Scheme
The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen. The Alumni Discount Scheme applies to both home and overseas students, and applies to the self-funding element of the postgraduate tuition fee. This is the element of tuition fee which you are paying yourself and does not cover the element of tuition fee which is covered by a scholarship, funding body, your employer, a company, or any another source of funding. The Alumni Discount applies only to the tuition fee element and does not apply to any other costs such as additional programme costs or research costs.
Science and Engineering Distinction and Merit Scholarships
Distinction Scholarships (£5,000 each) - for applicants that have achieved the equivalent of a 1st class UK Honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates a passion for the subject and a relevant background (for example work experience). Merit Scholarships (£2,000 each) - for applicants that have achieved the equivalent of an upper second class UK Honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates a passion for the subject and a relevant background (for example work experience).Eligible Programmes:MSc Geographical Information Systems MSc Oil and Gas Chemistry MSc Information Systems and Data Management MSc Information Technology MSc Oil and Gas Computing MSc Geophysics MSc Oil and Gas Enterprise Management MSc Renewable Energy Engineering - Only self-funded applicants are eligible - If you are eligible to apply, please download the scholarship application form and submit it alongside your programme application - For Sept 2015 entry, the first closing date for the scholarship will be 1st March 2015. If funding remains, the next closing date will be 1 May and then 1st July 2015 - All relevant transcripts and other information requested as part of any offer have to be received by the University prior to any decision being made - If unsuccessful for a distinction scholarship, candidates will be automatically considered for a merit scholarship. There will be no need to complete a second one page application form--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Value of Scholarship(s)
2000 - 5000
Distinction and Merit scholarships available for a selection of MSc programmes to students from a specificed list of International Countries. Visit your relevant country pages here to find out if you are eligible - http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/inmycountry/index.php Distinction Scholarships - for applicants that have achieved a UK equivalent of a 1st class honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates good experience and a passion for the subject. Merit Scholarships – for applicants that have achieved a UK equivalent of an upper second class honours degree and have written a personal statement which demonstrates good experience and a passion for the subject.
Download application form from our funding database or on your relevant In My Country pages.