University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Oil and Gas Enterprise Management

This course provides a broad training in oil industry matters, especially those pertaining to how relatively small oil companies can work with National Oil Companies (NOCs) and energy ministries to better exploit their hydrocarbon resources; in this respect training in commercialisation, economics and law is important, as is an understanding of how science and technology can be applied at the cutting edge to improve hydrocarbon exploration success and recovery; the target audiences are geologists, engineers and business managers working in NOCs and energy ministries, but the course is also suitable for British and international graduates and professionals seeking to increase their knowledge, skills and qualifications.

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2,1 or above, preferably in geology, geophysics, engineering, law, economics or other relevant degree.

Course modules

Geology; geophysics; engineering; entrepreneurial and negotiation skills; petroleum economics; psychology; accountancy; safety engineering; environmental sciences.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of module assessment, examinations and project work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Graduate School Admissions Unit, College of Physical Sciences
Telephone number: 
01224 272655