University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Oil and Gas Chemistry

This programme will build on your undergraduate chemistry experience and develop specialist skills applicable to the oil and gas industry. This postgraduate programme focuses on the chemistry applicable to efficiency and environmental responsibility, addressing materials and energetics relevant to production and refining, and environmental impact and remediation. The University has a historic and central presence within Aberdeen, the Energy Capital of Europe. This programme has been designed in collaboration with industry which ensures that it is relevant and current. You will also be given the opportunity to build up your own network of industry contacts.

Entry requirements

A Upper 2nd Honours degree or above in chemistry, or Lower 2nd Honours degree in a chemistry related degree; applicants whose 1st language is not English require proof of English language proficiency.

Course modules

1st semester (PgCert): materials for the oil and gas industry; processes, materials and bioremediation for the energy industry; chemistry at interfaces and enhanced oil recovery; analytical and instrumental methods. 2nd semester (PgDip): chemistry of reginery and natural gas processes; flow assurance and oil field chemicals; applied analytical and instrumental methods; industrial engagement and applications. 3rd semester (MSc): extended research project/dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by course work, by written examination or by a combination of these as prescribed for each course. The Extended Research Project will be assessed by dissertation. The degree of MSc shall not be awarded to a candidate who fails to complete the Extended Research Project at an appropriate standard, irrespective of their performance in other courses.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate School Admissions Unit, College of Physical Sciences
Telephone number: 
01224 272515