Professionally accredited by the Energy Institute*, the leading chartered professional body for the international energy industry, MSc Oil and Gas Management has been developed in collaboration with industry; with input from organisations and companies such as SPE International, Cuadrilla Resources Ltd, Petromall Ltd and Subsea Engineering News, who currently sit on our Industry Advisory Board.
Our extensive industry links mean that you could benefit from technical site visits (subject to availability, travel costs may be borne by the student), which have previously included the National Engineering Laboratory, Equinor (formerly Statoil), GE and Baker Hughes, as well as a range of free to attend expert guest lectures, which has previously included the former Vice President of British Petroleum.
The longest running of Coventry University’s degrees in the field of oil and gas, this MSc in Oil and Gas Management was designed specifically with the aim of building management capacity within the petroleum industry. We will show you the complexities of management within the extractive industry and provide you with the opportunity to gain a strong understanding of the interconnections between the different value chains within the oil and gas industry, to help to prepare you for careers with a wide range of potential employers, which could include national and multinational energy companies, consultancies, energy ministries and international agencies.
Work placement option
This master’s programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a ‚work placement’ opportunity during your first semester with us. The ‚work placement’, which if secured, is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000. Find out more about the work placement pathway.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This course aims to provide you with an understanding of the processes, drivers, threats and opportunities related to the management of the energy and hydrocarbon industry in the 21st century. You should develop the competence to safely and effectively manage projects in the oil and gas industries within the context of increasingly stringent environmental and safety legislations.
We adopt a multidisciplinary approach, and all the mandatory modules incorporate various specialist areas, including petroleum contracts and economics, renewable energy, risk management and environmental management. The modules are focused on providing some of the essential skills needed in any profession, such as project management and quality control, marketing techniques, health and safety and professional development – consultancy.
You will have an opportunity to explore a subject area in more depth – for example, gaining an insight into the law of improbable incidents to help mitigate the risk of oil spills; oil trajectory analysis to help facilitate clean-up operations and develop a practical understanding of the basic energy derivative structures that are used in trading, marketing and risk management today; as well as the mechanisms and tools for both physical and financial petroleum trading and the workings of crude oil markets.
You will be expected to undertake an independent research project.
Why choose this course?
There can be no doubt that the oil and gas industry is big business; in 2017, capital investment in the UK offshore oil and gas industry alone was £5.6 billion and the industry spent £7 billion operating its assets.
Expected to remain as a major contributor to the economy of many developed and developing regions, the oil and gas industry needs effective managers who not only appreciate the financial drivers and pressures, but can also understand and interpret the effects of heightened safety regulations, policy changes, trade laws and global economics.
Our course aims to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to do just that; providing a comprehensive advanced level introduction to the international operation of the upstream and downstream industry, exploring the key challenges and emerging technologies that are influencing exploration and production. So, if you are interested in a professional career in the energy and hydrocarbon industry or are already working in the industry and looking to update your skills, this professionally accredited course* should benefit you regardless of whether you come from a technical, non-technical or commercial background.
Course highlights include the use of industry standard simulation facilities and software, which support real-time scenarios linked to the management of industry-related emergencies. Furthermore, you can choose to specialise in one of four routes: Quality, Health, Safety and Environment; Finance and Investment; Law and Policy; and Technology Management.
*This course is accredited by the Energy Institute for the 2021/22 intake. If the accreditation of [this course AND/OR the modules on this course] change, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.