Taught course

Oil and Gas Enterprise Management

University of Aberdeen · Geology and Petroleum Geology

Entry requirements

Honours degree, preferrably 2.1 or above, preferably in Geology, Geophysics, Engineering, Law, Economics, or other relevant degree. Industry or other postgraduate experience is a significant advantage. Applicants from National Oil Companies, other oil companies, and students with career ambitions higher within the industry are particularly encouraged to apply.

Petroleum Economics; Reservoir Geology; Operational Accountancy and Law; Decommissioning and the Environment; Reservoir Engineering; Well Engineering; Facilities Management; Safety Engineering; Negotiation; Project Management; Organisational Psychology; Politics of Oil.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Oil and Gas Enterprise Management covers all aspects of the oil and gas industry from geology, environmental science, engineering, business, law and entrepreneurship, combining all disciplines and knowledge from the College.

The emphasis is on practical application of studies, lateral thinking and management techniques. The first term covers science and technology issues of hydrocarbon commercialisation, and the second term focuses on business, law, politics and economics.

Aberdeen is one of the world's Oil and Gas capitals. Its geographic position has maintained its dominance of the European hydrocarbon exploration and production environment for many years. The city has the highest population of Oil Industry professionals in all sectors, and rivals Calgary, Jakarta and Houston.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations28
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation32 (7500 words)

Course contact details

Graduate School Admissions Unit
+44 (0)1224 272515