Taught course

Energy Studies with Specialisation in Oil and Gas Economics

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: a good 4-year degree, equivalent to a UK honours degree, preferably at upper 2nd class level or above. Candidates holding the equivalent of a good 2nd class lower degree may also apply. Degree certificates and academic transcripts must be provided; Preferred degree disciplines are Law, Economics, Geology, Petroleum or Mining Engineering, Finance. Work experience in the energy/natural resources industry is an advantage, though it is not a strict requirement for admission to the MSc.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is designed for graduates with a good first degree, who aspire to work in the Energy sector and who have a particular interest in Oil & Gas or related sectors.

All modules are heavily contextualised and draw on the wide global network of expert staff in delivering a cutting edge programme of the highest quality and relevance to students.

All modules will be delivered on the campus of the University of Dundee in face-to-face mode. Self-study makes up a considerable proportion of the student's learning experience. Formal and informal group work occurs in some modules.

Compulsory Modules:

  • Natural Resources Sectors: A Multidisciplinary Introduction
  • Dissertation or Internship

Core Compulsory Modules:

  • Energy Economics: the Tools
  • Energy Economics: the Issues
  • Quantitative Methods for Energy Economists

Core Specialist Modules:

  • International Petroleum Law and Policy
  • Petroleum Policy and Economics
  • Mineral and Petroleum Taxation
  • Extractive Industries Revenue Management

Elective Modules:

Candidates are advised to choose additional modules from what is available on the academic timetable subject to any restrictions that may apply.

Information for international students

Our alumni can be found in international and national oil companies, mining companies, financial organisations, government departments and agencies, non-governmental and international organisations, research and academic institutes, international law firms, consultancies with interest in the energy and natural resource sectors all over the world.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Xiaoyi Mu
+44 (0)1382 384843