Taught course

Managing in the Energy Industries

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

This programme is designed for graduates with a good first degree, who aspire to work in the Energy industries. To gain admission to the programme, students are expected to hold a good honours degree or equivalent. Applications will also be welcomed from people with substantial managerial experience in the energy industries or cognate industries who do not hold an honours degree or equivalent. In these cases, applicants would have to be prepared to undergo accreditation of prior experience and learning, typically through an interview. Please check our website for English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The course aims are to develop the required knowledge, skills and other attributes (KSAs) that employers in the energy industries consider essential for managers to pursue their career ambitions. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of different energy industries, generic and sector specific management KSAs through classroom and work-based learning, which is facilitated by specialist academics and industry specialists.

Who should study this course

This course suits graduates in any discipline who wish to widen their subject knowledge and career aspirations in the energy industries worldwide. The course is open to full time, part time and flexible learners.

Compulsory modules

  • Natural Resources Sectors: A multidisciplinary Introduction
  • Management in Natural Resources and Energy Industries
  • Energy Economics: The Issues
  • Business Strategy in Energy and Extractive Industries

Compulsory core choice - choose one from:

  • Critical Business Analysis & Report
  • Internship Report
  • Dissertation

Compulsory core choice - choose at least two from the following Business & Management modules:

  • Foundation Accounting
  • Foundation Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Decision Making
  • Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics
  • Financial and Project Analysis of Natural Resources and Energy Ventures
  • Risk and Crisis Management

Compulsory core choice - choose at least two from the following Specialist modules:

  • Energy Economics: The Tools
  • International Law of Natural Resources and Energy
  • Downstream Energy Law and Policy
  • Renewable Energy: Technology, Economics and Policy
  • Environmental Law and Policy for Natural Resources and Energy
  • Energy and Climate Change Law and Policy
  • International Developments in Energy Policy
  • Mineral and Petroleum Taxation
  • Petroleum Policy and Economics
  • Politics of the Environment and Climate Change

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Xiaoyi Mu
+44 (0)1382 384843