Taught course

Oil and Gas Management

Birmingham City University · School of Law

Entry requirements

You are required to meet one of the following options: - An honours degree from a UK University (minimum 2:2) - A first degree from an overseas university (GPA 3.0 out of 4.0 or average 75 per cent or any other equivalence to the above UK qualification) - Successful passing a Pre-Master's course approved by Birmingham City University - Successful passing a Pre-Master's course at another UK university/institution with a minimum of 55 per cent average Other qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis. Please note that even if your application fully meets the entry criteria, you may be required to further demonstrate your suitability via an interview or submission of a course proposal before being offered a place. Interviews may be conducted in your country of residence, over the telephone or by Skype.

Months of entry


Course content

The Oil and Gas Management MSc has been designed to equip you with a diverse but focused knowledge of the business and management processes that operate in the oil and gas industry. It also looks at the legal framework that regulates the energy and hydrocarbon market.

The course will train you to become a leader in the oil and gas industry, as well as the wider energy sector.

What's covered in the course

You’ll look at the laws governing exploration and production, and how legally binding contracts are regulated. You’ll gain a detailed understanding of how oil and gas operations are managed, as well as how to use analytics and business intelligence tools to make critical business decisions.

You’ll use industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you achieve the best grade and become acclimatised to the technology you’ll use in industry. You’ll also have access to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, which can be used to collect, store, manage and interpret data from many business activities. This is supplied by SAP Software & Solutions, a world leader in applications for the oil and gas industry.

We welcome students from across the globe, so you’ll be involved in exciting, intriguing debates in a multicultural atmosphere. You’ll graduate prepared and ready for a career in the oil and gas industry, in a managerial or business role.

The course would also be beneficial to lawyers, informing their current or future practice in a relevant market.

The course is run collaboratively between Birmingham City Business School, the School of Law and the School of Engineering and the Built Environment, and this cross-disciplinary approach helps you gain a broad understanding of the oil and gas field.

You’ll study at our new £63 million development, The Curzon Building, which boasts a richly stocked library filled with physical and electronic resources, a new Students’ Union and student support facilities.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in all components) or equivalent is required. No English certificate is required for applicants from countries that appear on our English exemption list. Please contact the International Office for this list (http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595