Oil and Gas Management MSc

This course is in clearing with spaces available


Course options

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  • MSc Oil and Gas Management, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 12000 per year
  • MSc Oil and Gas Management, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • Pound 2000 per 30 credit module
  • MSc Oil and Gas Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 15960 per year

Course modules

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Oil and Gas Management

Governing International Oil and Gas

Innovation, Sustainability and Transition in the Oil and Gas Sector

Managing Sustainable Global Value Chains

Mental Wealth: Professional Fitness and Leadership

Applied Business Project (Term C)

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

This programme has been specifically designed to give you the skills, knowledge, and connections to work in senior positions throughout the oil and gas industry, as well as in other energy-related positions, nationally and internationally.

As well as working directly in management positions in the industry, you'll also be equipped to work in related areas like strategic consulting, analytics, research, teaching, and more.

The course is highly vocational, designed in partnership with recognised professional bodies (the Energy Institute), taught by leading experts in the field, and rooted in one of the most well-connected business districts in Europe - all this gives you a fantastic opportunity to advance your career, build your business, and realise your ambitions.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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I am delighted to endorse the University of East London. My colleagues at BP and I have worked with the Masters' students over several years and we have loved every minute of it. The students are always engaged with the subject and ready to debate the role of energy in the global economy. We love the insights and passion they bring to the discussion. Many have relevant work and life experiences of their own. The strength of UEL is the diversity of the student cohort. They are of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities which is fantastic for any tutor because so many perspectives will be shared in class. We hope we can continue to work together and look forward to deepening our involvement."
Michael Denison

Group Political Advisor, BP

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

This course combines specialist insight into the oil and gas industry with broader training in business management.

You'll be taught how to harness your entrepreneurial spirit by developing new products and businesses; how to manage risk and finance in the context of international markets; and how to overcome common problems that business owners and managers face.

At the same time, you'll be introduced to current themes and trends in the oil and gas industry, gaining valuable insight into the management of energy from upstream to downstream.

The course consists of three core taught modules that lay the foundations for understanding the oil and gas sector (Oil and Gas Management; Governing International Oil and Gas; Transition, Innovation, and Sustainability in the Oil and Gas Sector) as well as an additional core module that provides training in international business management from a strategic and entrepreneurial perspective (Managing Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable International Supply Chains).

Everything you learn will be rooted in the contemporary business landscape, drawing on real, practical examples and case studies so you'll be able to enter the industry upon graduation with a solid understanding of issues, challenges, and opportunities that the sector faces.

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules, and options are subject to change.

How you'll learn

You'll be taught through a mixture of lectures and seminars delivered by both academics and industry experts. You will have plenty of contact with our academic staff and, as in the real world of business, teamwork is a vital component of this course so you will be expected to work closely with your fellow students.

Inspiring guest lectures delivered by sector representatives will also be an integral part of the programme, creating a more dynamic, blended learning environment that will also provide you with excellent networking opportunities. 

As well as studying a number of taught modules, you'll have the chance to conduct independent research on a topic of your choice through the dissertation module. The dissertation is a valuable way of, not only developing important research skills but also honing your expertise in a particular area. You'll be working directly on real, cutting-edge issues in the oil and gas industry so you could be contributing to ongoing research with potential opportunities to deliver papers and publish work.

As a master's student, you will be expected to conduct plenty of independent work and research, supported by our experienced academic team. We will provide you with the tools to help, including an online portal, and access to oil and gas research databases and other sources.

How you will be assessed

You'll be assessed through a mixture of different methods, allowing you to develop multiple study skills and demonstrate your abilities in a variety of ways.  Core knowledge will be assessed through a mixture of coursework and essays, and you'll work on real industry case studies that will also be assessed through coursework.

To ensure you develop practical skills that can be applied in the workplace, you will also be assessed on industry and consultancy reports that you will be tasked with writing, and some assessment will be carried out via group and project work to develop team-working skills.

Campus and facilities

University Square Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by the Royal Docks School of Business and Law

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.