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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The energy industries, which include power, oil and gas, mining and renewable energy, are among the few that are growing worldwide, as the transition to a low carbon economy gathers pace. Demand will be high for managers with specific knowledge of these industries and the new challenges they face, such as decommissioning, IT impacts or regulated pricing. Our course aims to equip those who see promise and opportunity for themselves in this rapidly changing set of businesses.

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) is one of the few centres in UK universities with the background and specialist skills to offer such a course. Over the past few years it has been high successful in developing its teaching, research and industry contacts in management. Courses are designed in conjunction with industry specialists and industry related learning is a core element of all courses in the Centre.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Anita Schiller
+44 (0)1382 388384