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Overview

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.

What makes this course different

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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.

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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

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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

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.

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.

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MODULES

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    Oil and Gas Management

    The module aims to introduce oil and gas management by focusing on strategy, finance, people and project management perspectives. The module will provide you with an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of ways in which the industry players pursue their strategies under conditions of market uncertainty, oil price volatility, and changing regulatory environment. The module reflects on challenges and opportunities faced by the industry players and seeks to provide practical solutions and recommendations for an effective change.
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    Governing International Oil and Gas

    The module will you with a conceptual and empirical introduction to international political economy of oil and gas. In particular, the module focuses on external environmental challenges facing the sector such as the role of the national and international oil companies, states and markets, geopolitics and technology. The module provides an opportunity to evaluate past and present industry challenges to understand key emerging trends to provide the business with industry-focused recommendations and solutions.
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    Innovation, Sustainability and Transition in the Oil and Gas Sector

    The module will introduce you to theoretical and empirical framework to analyse evolving nature of oil and gas sector. In particular, it focuses on transformational change presented by innovation, sustainability and transition of strategies, policies and processes in the oil and gas sector. Drawing on the conceptual underpinning the module provides a petroleum (oil and gas) sector-specific overview introducing students to major themes and debates.

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    Managing Sustainable Global Value Chains

    You will gain an appreciation of sustainable value chains and their importance to societies, economies and firms. You will learn how this key capability can be fostered and managed in the current environment. You will also gain a thorough grounding in the management of marketing and supply chains, and how these can contribute to sustainability.
     

     
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    Mental Wealth and Applied Research

    This module provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate the ability to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue from a variety of perspectives, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.

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    Applied Business Project

    The aim of this module is to enable you to conduct a live applied business project. This could include a work-based project, report on internship or placement (paid or unpaid), business simulation, Bloomberg project, project management report, or case study.

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 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.

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.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

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WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

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I am delighted to endorse the University of East London. My colleagues at BP and I have worked with the Masters’ students at UEL over several years and we have loved every minute of it. The students are always engaged with the subject and ready to debate the role of energy in the global economy. We love the insights and passion they bring to the discussion. Many have relevant work and life experiences of their own which they bring in to the classroom. The strength of UEL is the diversity of the student cohort. They are of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities which is fantastic for any tutor because so many perspectives will be shared in class. We hope we can continue to work with UEL for many more years and look forward to deepening our involvement.

Michael Denison

Group Political Advisor, BP

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.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.