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Oil, Gas and Energy Management BSc (Hons)


The rate of exploration and development of the world's energy resources is increasing rapidly. This course aims to prepare you for a successful career in the international energy industry, specialising in the oil and gas sector.


This course is designed to teach you about the processes, threats and opportunities that underpin the successful management of the international energy sector in the 21st century. You should also develop the skills required to support a range of exciting careers, from multinational energy companies to consultancies, government ministries and international agencies.

If you choose this course you will benefit from:

  • student membership of the Energy Institute (EI), the leading professional body for the international energy industry;
  • excellent employment prospects in national and international organisations concerned with the development, regulation and management of the international energy industry;
  • gaining an understanding of the key challenges and opportunities facing the oil and gas sector in the 21st century;
  • a course team that is recognised nationally for the excellence of its teaching;
  • the opportunity to undertake, and support in applying for, work experience and professional training in a range of relevant organisations.




You will start by exploring the fundamental issues of international energy management including the organisation and operation of the oil and gas sector, electricity production and the management of natural resources.

In the second year you will extend your studies into areas such as risk management, energy futures, health and safety and finance and trading in oil and gas. You will also develop analytical skills needed to undertake quantitative and qualitative investigations.

In your final year you will apply your knowledge to examples of managing energy resources in both developed and emerging economies, disaster management and environmental impact assessment. You will also have the chance to specialise in an area of your choice in your project.


Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars, fieldwork and practical classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.


An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • formal examinations 25%;
  • coursework 60%;
  • project work 15%.

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.


In a typical week you will have up to 16 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 4 hours of small group teaching each week;

Medium group teaching: 6 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week;

Large group teaching: 6 hours of lectures each week;

Personal study: 20 hours each week studying and revising in your own time.

Entry Requirements

Essential entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*–C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

Typical offers

A-Levels: ABB–BBB.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM.

Access: The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: 20–31 points.

English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.0.

Find out more about acceptable equivalent qualifications here.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in the rapidly growing energy and hydrocarbon industry. The energy sector requires highly skilled technicians and, above all, good managers who understand the diverse issues and challenges it faces.

A detailed understanding of the petroleum industry and sustainable energy management, together with specialist skills in disaster management, international economics and health and safety, will help you find employment in national and multinational energy companies, energy and environmental consultancies, government ministries and international and regulatory agencies.

In all years of the course, significant opportunities exist for you to enhance your employment prospects. Specialist tutors advise on developing your career skills, giving practical guidance on career opportunities, job applications and interviewing techniques. You will also benefit from visits to organisations such as the Energy Institute, and an annual programme of site visits and ‘experience talks’ in which former graduates (and other professionals currently working in the industry) discuss their careers since leaving university.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.


Included in the fees

  •  Specified core reading material;
  • Any mandatory UK residential field trips;
  • Any mandatory UK site visits and trips;
  • 1,000 sides of black and white laser prints; Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad year;
  • Student Membership of the Energy Institute;
  • The opportunity to obtain an IOSH accredited Health and Safety certificate.

Additional costs not included in the fees


  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.

This will be updated with more specific information on the books and equipment you will receive as soon as it becomes available.

Find out more about No Hidden Extras here.


The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university. The key: developing and enhancing students' employability, and delivering a serious competitive advantage in the jobs market. At Coventry, that starts right from the beginning.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and which broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very broad range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

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Focusing as it does on a rapidly developing global industry, this course offers ample opportunity to enhance your international experience. All subjects draw extensively on international material, much of which is linked directly to the research activities of your tutors.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to pursue an international work placement, or study abroad, between your second and final year. We have built up links with a number of universities at which you could spend a study year including: Reykjavik (Iceland), Venice (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain).


To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

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Lecturer – Dr Augustine Ifelebuegu

The energy sector faces challenges that require new management solutions and new ways of thinking. This course will help you to address these issues from a global perspective.

Course code:
  • 3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich or study abroad

  • Undergraduate Degree

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Sandwich course


Contact Details:

Recruitment and Admissions Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222