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MSc Oil and Gas Management

Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Business and Marketing

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

Our MSc Oil and Gas Management is ideal for people with no prior experience of energy management, as well those already working in the industry.

You don't need any prior education experience of the subject either, as our course provides a comprehensive overview of the entire ‘value chain’. We teach you about energy production, infrastructure and use, so you’ll be equipped to work in senior roles in any area of hydrocarbon energy management.

UEL is a learning affiliate of the Energy Institute and all of our students will benefit from membership of the organisation.

It’s also taught by well-connected experts, with global links to leading industry professionals and major energy companies. This, coupled with the fact that you’ll be studying in the heart of London’s most thriving business district, means you’ll graduate with a huge head start in a multi-trillion dollar industry.

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If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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A professional qualification

There's no experience in the industry necessary, thanks to the comprehensive content delivered in the course. Designed in partnership with the Energy Institute, this degree will be accredited to the level of Chartered Energy Manager, giving you a professional qualification and membership of the institute.

Excellent industry connections

We have a superb location, close to London's Canary Wharf, and professional connections with renowned experts in crucial regions including Norway, Scotland, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Australia and the United States

Research-led

This research-led programme gives you access to specialist resources, including oil and gas research databases and networking opportunities on and off campus through affiliation with our partner, the Energy Institute

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Dr Grigorij Serscikov

Director, IHS Markit Upstream Consulting

This course has been expertly designed to give its students a detailed understanding of issues in the energy industry and valuable expertise in management at all stages of the supply chain. The partnership with the Energy Institute, the rigorousness of the programme, and the academics' wide-ranging industry links will make employers like me very interested in its successful graduates.

How you'll learn

You'll be taught through a mixture of lectures and seminars delivered by both academics and industry experts. You will have plenty of contact with our academic staff and, as in the real world of business, teamwork is a vital component of this course so you will be expected to work closely with your fellow students.

Inspiring guest lectures delivered by sector representatives will also be an integral part of the programme, creating a more dynamic, blended learning environment that will also provide you with excellent networking opportunities.

As well as studying a number of taught modules, you'll have the chance to conduct independent research on a topic of your choice through the dissertation module. The dissertation is a valuable way of, not only developing important research skills, but also of honing your expertise in a particular area. You'll be working directly on real, cutting-edge issues in the oil and gas industry so you could be contributing to ongoing research with potential opportunities to deliver papers and publish work.

As a master’s student you will be expected to conduct plenty of independent work and research, supported by our experienced academic team. We will provide you with the tools to help, including an online portal, access to oil and gas research databases and other sources.

Fees and funding

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:
  •     Apply for a Postgraduate Loan 
  •     Take advantage of UEL scholarships and bursaries
  •     Ask your employer to sponsor your study
  •     Study part-time so you can work at the same time
  •     Look at Research Council Awards

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK/EU
£10,200
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:
  •     Apply for a Postgraduate Loan 
  •     Take advantage of UEL scholarships and bursaries
  •     Ask your employer to sponsor your study
  •     Study part-time so you can work at the same time
  •     Look at Research Council Awards

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK/EU
£1,700

Per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA page for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£13,260
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

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Degree
Minimum 2:2 Honours

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY

Applicants can still be considered if they have non-traditional qualifications/other qualifications such as relevant research or relevant industry work experience, but they must supply two academic referees and attend an interview with academic staff.

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll learn

This course combines specialist insight into the oil and gas industry with broader training in business management.

You'll be taught how to harness your entrepreneurial spirit by developing new products and businesses; how to manage risk and finance in the context of international markets; and how to overcome common problems that business owners and managers face.

At the same time, you'll be introduced to current themes and trends in the oil and gas industry, gaining valuable insight into the management of energy from upstream to downstream.

The course consists of three core taught modules that lay the foundations for understanding the oil and gas sector (Oil and Gas Management; Governing International Oil and Gas; Transition, Innovation and Sustainability in the Oil and Gas Sector) as well as an additional core module that provides training in international business management from a strategic and entrepreneurial perspective (Managing Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable International Supply Chains).

Everything you learn will be rooted in the contemporary business landscape, drawing on real, practical examples and case studies so you'll be able to enter the industry upon graduation with a solid understanding of issues, challenges and opportunities that the sector faces.

What you'll study

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

  • Oil and Gas Management (core)
  • Governing International Oil and Gas (core)
  • Innovation, Sustainability and Transition in the Oil and Gas Sector (core)
  • Managing Sustainable Global Value Chains (core)
  • Mental Wealth 4: Mental Wealth and Applied Research (core)
  • Applied Business Project (core)

How you'll be assessed

You'll be assessed through a mixture of different methods, allowing you to develop multiple study skills and demonstrate your abilities in a variety of ways. 

Core knowledge will be assessed through a mixture of coursework and essays, and you'll work on real industry case studies that will also be assessed through coursework.

To ensure you develop practical skills that can be applied in the workplace, you will also be assessed on industry and consultancy reports that you will be tasked with writing, and some assessment will be carried out via group and project work to develop team-working skills.

Course specification

Your future career

This programme has been specifically designed to give you the skills, knowledge and connections to work in senior positions throughout the oil and gas industry, as well as in other energy-related positions, nationally and internationally.

As well as working directly in management positions in the industry, you'll also be equipped to work in related areas like strategic consulting, analytics, research, teaching and more.

The course is highly vocational, designed in partnership with recognised professional bodies (the Energy Institute), taught by leading experts in the field, and rooted in one of the most well-connected business districts in Europe – all this gives you a fantastic opportunity to advance your career, build your business, and realise your ambitions.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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