The Oil and Gas industry is a fast-growing sector which is going through a period of unprecedented change, and thousands of new jobs are likely to be created over the next few years. Our MSc degree is designed for those interested or already engaged in a career in the industry.
The MSc will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the Oil and Gas industry, making you aware of recent developments as well as limitations and problems with the techniques in current practice.
The extractive industries are a complex business environment, and the degree aims to help you develop your understanding to improve business and management practice.
The course will provide you with both research and practice-based comprehension of the major areas of Oil and Gas Management. Particular subjects studied include such areas as:
Lectures are underpinned by tutorial groups, seminars, workshops and research projects to help you focus and develop practical skills, as well as research skills and problem-solving abilities.
This degree is a multidisciplinary award, drawing resources from across the University and bringing in expertise from the sciences, engineering, technology and law.
You will receive tuition from both academics and a range of experienced industrial practitioners.
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This MSc will qualify you to apply for a variety of management careers in oil refineries or the selling and distribution of natural gas and crude oil products. You could also look at postgraduate research at academic institutions worldwide.
You will gain understanding of both your specialist subject area, as well as the wider organisational and industry framework. The specialist skills gained will help you operate in the Oil and Gas industry, solving complex problems and making decisions. You will be able to conduct research, either individually or collaboratively, being able to recognise and address ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues.
Applicants will normally be required to have an 2:2 honours degree in a subject broadly related to the science, engineering or business and management branches of the oil and gas industry. Ideally, students should have a working knowledge of chemistry to at least Level 2 (GCSE).
Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England was introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (//www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (//www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.