University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance

This course addresses the need for economic and finance skills required for complex decision-making in the petroleum and energy industries.

Entry requirements

Normally at least an upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in any discipline with either a significant quantitative component or some component of either economics or finance. For candidates who do not meet normal admission requirements a GMAT test may be requested. English proficiency is required.

Course modules

Semester 1: economic analysis; accounting; introduction to corporate finance; quantitative methods; introduction to energy and petroleum economics. Semester 2: Business strategy, real options and decision making; issues in energy and petroleum economics; empirical methods in energy economics. Summer term: Dissertation.

Assessment methods

A combination of in-course assessments, examinations, plus dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Econ) Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc (Econ) Full-time £ 16,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

Co-ordinator Graduate Programmes, Graduate Business School
Telephone number: 
01224 273235