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Managing in the Energy Industries

The energy industries, which include power, oil and gas, nuclear and alternative energy, are among the few that are growing worldwide; demand for managers with specific knowledge of these industries is high, so this course is aimed at developing those who seek to establish or further their careers in these industries achieve their ambitions.

Entry requirements

This programme is designed for graduates with a good 1st degree, who aspire to work in the Energy industries; to gain admission to the programme, students are expected to hold a good Honours degree or equivalent; applications are welcomed from people with substantial managerial experience in the energy industries or cognate industries who do not hold an Honours degree or equivalent; in these cases, applicants would have to be prepared to undergo accreditation of prior experience and learning, typically through an interview; English language requirement: IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component less than 6.0 (or equivalent), if the applicant's 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Natural resources sectors: a multidisciplinary introduction; management in natural resources and energy industries; energy economics: the issues; business strategy in energy and extractive industries; critical business analysis and report; internship report; dissertation; foundation accounting; foundation finance; human resource management; leadership and decision making ; stakeholder management and business ethics; financial and project analysis of natural resources and energy ventures; risk and crisis management; energy economics: the tools; international law of natural resources and energy; downstream energy law and policy; renewable energy: technology, economics and policy; environmental law and policy for natural resources and energy; energy and climate change law and policy; international developments in energy policy; mineral and petroleum taxation; petroleum policy and economics; politics of the environment and climate change.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed through coursework, typically a research paper or project, and a final examination; it is also assessed by a individual business project.

Sponsorship information

There are Scottish Funding Council funded places available for eligible students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 16,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,800 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

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01382 383838