Taught course

Oil and Gas Chemistry MSc

University of Aberdeen · Chemistry

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content


An important element of the oil and gas industry you build on chemistry experience to apply skills to the industry. You study advanced level courses which specialist skills for the oil and gas industry looking at efficiency and environmental responsibility, addressing materials and energetics relevant to production and refining, environmental impact and remediation.The university is situated in the Energy Capital of Europe and it is ideally placed to build a network of industry contacts whilst you study.

Industry Links and Careers

The univeristy has a central presence in Aberdeen City where the oil and gas industry is situated and the programme has been designed with industry collaboration to ensure it is relevant. You do get the opportunity wihtin the programme to build your own network of industry contacts. Careers include: Crude Oil Analyst, Field Support Chemist, Process Chemist Engineer, Technical Specialist.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • The programme is accredited and highly commended as an exceptional programme which meets the needs of future employers in the Oil and Gas and Energy sector by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • The department was rated 1st in Scotland for Chemistry research impact (REF 2014)

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September, January
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months


full time
4 months

Course contact details

College of Physical Sciences
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