Next start date: September 2013
Degree type: MSc/PGDip
UCAS Code: Apply directly to the University
Duration: 12 months (full-time)
This one-year course is designed for graduates from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to seek a postgraduate qualification in oil and gas finance. The award should open up opportunities either for further study such as a PhD, or it may enable career development in the oil and gas industry or financial services, or in government departments or regulatory agencies concerned with the exploitation of oil and gas resources.
The international oil and gas industry is short of qualified staff in oil and gas finance and this industry is one of the most important sectors within the global economy. Managing oil and gas resources requires a deep knowledge and understanding of the drivers which impact on this globally important sector.
It is vital that all organisations have knowledge of the financial and accounting implications of the future global economy, where oil and gas resources are increasingly scarce and where the volatility of pricing of such resources is already a recurring feature in the global press.
The MSc Oil and Gas Finance, delivered by respected researchers, offers the blend of theory, knowledge, analytical and practical skills required for effective financial management of key energy resources. This programme will enable you to understand the key issues that relate to oil and gas finance, which will be critical to the success of any organisation.
You will be taught by a multidisciplinary team of academics, including experts in oil and gas finance.
Your core programme will include essential foundation areas of management accounting, financial accounting and finance. The second semester further develops the international elements and deepens your knowledge of the oil and gas sector.
Throughout the course emphasis is placed on contemporary and emerging energy topics which you will often explore through case studies. You will also develop your research and interpersonal skills via our integrative seminar programme which will expose you to the latest thinking in this area.
How you learn
In addition to attending lectures, you will be required to contribute actively to group and seminar discussions. You will be able to develop your own specialist knowledge of the oil and gas sector through highly relevant, contemporary modules and your dissertation, which will develop and deepen your knowledge. You will work in teams, prepare case analysis or develop scenarios, and deliver presentations using professional tools.
How you will be assessed
Assessment is diverse to reflect the broad range of knowledge and skills you will develop throughout the course, and also to recognise the diverse learning style preferences our students bring to our course. You will be assessed through conventional examinations and coursework, and through presentations, teamwork and skills-based tasks.
An Honours degree (minimum lower Second class classification or equivalent) in any discipline, or equivalent professional qualifications such as CIMA, ACCA, ICAS, and CFA which are benchmarked as per the relevant professional institution.
Entry with qualifications, other than those stated, will be in line with the University’s policy and regulations.
All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language and the University's minimum requirements are listed here
Your advanced understanding of financial markets and the oil and gas sector in particular will be valuable to any organisation, domestic or international, that operates and wants to leave a mark in the global arena.
The course prepares you for accounting or finance roles with significant responsibility in any industry or sector that requires knowledge of the oil and gas sector, which is arguably one of the most important in the future global economy.
Want to know more
Admissions Tutor: Mr Rulzion Rattray
Tel: +44 (0) 1382 308476
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Fee quoted is the total cost providing that the MSc follows on immediately after the PG Dip element and is completed within the same academic year as started. Fees may be subject to increase.