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Why should I do an MSc in Oil and Gas Management?

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Published: 30 November 2020

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The oil and gas industry is huge, estimated to be made up of $86 trillion or around 3.8% of the entire world’s global economy.

At the University of Sunderland in London, you can learn to manage that industry, tapping into new ways of working in one of the most important sectors in business.

The MSc Oil and Gas Management degree is, like our other postgraduate subjects, a one-year course. In that time, you’ll look at the industry from theory to end product, giving you a deep understanding of the sector.

Importantly, you’ll also be looking at future trends – what we can expect to see due to the rise of the green economy and how the oil and gas industry will adapt.

Along with its impact on social development and local economies, this course sets you up to apply for higher-level management roles in companies across the world.

The modules

The course is made up of five modules, worth up to a total of 180 credits. Along with the final dissertation, you’ll learn about areas like renewable energy, financing oil and gas projects, technology and marketing.

For most modules you can earn up to 30 credits, but the dissertation is worth 60. It’s an opportunity to explore an area of Oil and Gas Management that you find most interesting.

You’ll sit down with your course supervisor and figure out your topic, which could be centred around the area of the industry you’d most like to work in.

Entry requirements

To be accepted on the MSc Oil and Gas Management course you’ll need to have completed a relevant undergraduate degree first.

We usually look for a 2:2 or above in business or finance which will have given you the basic knowledge you’ll need to complete the MSc.

What jobs can I get?

This course is specifically designed for people who want to work in managerial roles in the oil and gas industry.

That means you’ll be able to apply for higher-level jobs in a wide range of national and multinational companies, consultancies and even government agencies.

It’s a well-paid sector, with Senior Planners having starting salaries of around £46,000. That does mean competition is high though, so working hard and getting the best degree you can is vital to reach the top.

Other than our incredible teachers and great facilities, there are loads of reasons to consider studying for your MSc in Oil and Gas Management at the University of Sunderland in London.

Take a look at our scholarship pages for information on discounts aimed at returning, international and postgraduate students.

You can learn about your lecturers in the Staff Profiles pages.

If you want to find out more about the MSc Oil and Gas Management, visit the course page. Register your interest, book a personal consultation or attend an Open Day to see the University for yourself. 

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