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Oil and Gas Management MSc


This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018.

Professionally accredited by the Energy Institute (the leading chartered professional body for the international energy industry), Oil and Gas Management MSc is Coventry’s longest running degree course in oil and gas. Developed in collaboration with the industry and delivered, like Petroleum and Environmental Technology MSc, by the largest group of oil and gas specialists at Coventry University, this exciting programme can be taken as a conversion course or as a means of enhancing relevant skills obtained at first degree level.


This course aims to equip you with the skills required to support a range of management/professional careers in the global petroleum industry. It provides a comprehensive advanced level introduction to the international operation of the industry (upstream and downstream), and explores the key challenges and emerging technologies that are influencing exploration and production and the future of oil and gas.

Core modules focus on essential skills for industry managers/professionals such as project and quality management, health and safety management and petroleum contracts and economics.

Students can then enhance their employability by specialising in one of four routes (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment [QHSE]; Finance and Investment; Law and Policy (this route is not available for May start); and Technology Management). Course highlights include the use of industry standard simulation facilities and software (including an innovative simulation centre, which supports real time scenarios linked to the management of industry-related emergencies, and a state of the art commodity trading floor), and the opportunity to obtain an IOSH accredited Managing Safely Certificate. MSc OGM students can also participate in a vibrant Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

This course is ideal for a person who is interested in a professional career in the energy and hydrocarbon industry.  It is also suitable as a means of career enhancement for those already working in the industry.  It is designed to benefit students from a range of technical, non-technical and commercial backgrounds. The course provides an understanding of the processes, drivers, threats and opportunities related to the management of the energy and hydrocarbon industry in the 21st century. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating modules from various specialist areas including petroleum contracts and economics, project management, renewable energy, risk management, environmental management, strategic and human resource management.

The course is professionally accredited by the Energy Institute.  Obtaining Energy Institute accreditation involves a rigorous assessment, by a visiting panel of experts, of the quality of the course, the School, its facilities and its staff and students. It represents a positive endorsement of the relevance of the course to the needs of the 21st century industry and its potential to produce graduates with the skills and expertise required to become the global energy professionals of the future. On successful completion of this course, students will have met the entry requirement for working towards MEI chartered professional status for the Energy Institute. In addition to their degree certificate, students will also have the opportunity to obtain an IOSH accredited health and safety certificate.



Energy Institute Accredited Course


Accreditations shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant body’s standard review process and subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.


The Oil and Gas Management MSc degree course will benefit students from a range of technical, non-technical and commercial backgrounds.

The course will provide an understanding of the processes, drivers, threats and opportunities related to the management of the energy and hydrocarbon industry in the 21st century.

The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach drawing modules from various specialist areas including:

  • petroleum contracts and economics;
  • project management;
  • risk management;
  • environmental management.

On successful completion of the programme, students will in addition to their degree certificate get an IOSH accredited health and safety certificate.

The Oil and Gas Management MSc will equip graduates with the expertise required for leadership and management in the World’s fastest growing and dynamic sector.


A wide range of subjects are available giving you a multidisciplinary approach to the management of the oil and gas industry. There are four established routes in the course, namely:

  • Technology Management Route;
  • Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Route;
  • Law and Policy Route (this route is not available for May start);
  • Finance and Investment Route.


Mandatory subjects for all routes

  • Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry
  • The Future of Oil and Gas
  • HSE Management in the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Petroleum Contracts & Economics
  • Project & Quality Management in the Energy Industry
  • Impacts of Petroleum Exploration, Extraction & Transportation
  •  Personal project under the guidance of an experienced supervisor


Optional subjects for the different routes


Technology Management Route

  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Oil Spill Science, Response & Remediation


QHSE Route

  • Risk Safety & Governance
  • Oil Spill Science, Response & Remediation


Finance & Investment Route

  • Investment Analysis and Decision Making in the Petroleum Industry
  • International Oil & Gas Trading


Law & Policy Route (this route is not available for May start)

  • International Environmental Law
  • International Oil & Gas Trading

Entry Requirements

A good UK honours degree or an international equivalent, preferably at upper second class level or above. Candidates holding the equivalent of a good second class lower degree may also apply. HND holders with at least five years working experience in the oil and gas industry may also be considered.


To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This programme of study is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in this fast growing energy and hydrocarbon industry. It can provide you with opportunities in a number of career pathways in national and multinational energy companies, consultancies, energy ministries investment banks and international energy agencies.

The course is accredited by the Energy Institute and all students benefit from free membership of the Institute for the duration of their studies. The Energy Institute is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industry, supporting over 20,000 individuals working or studying within the energy sector worldwide. Membership of the EI provides access to extensive learning and networking opportunities to support professional, management, technical and scientific career development within the industry.


Centre for Global Engagement logoTo 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.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.


Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

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Course code:
  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time

January 2017 start - £12,068 | May 2017 start - £12,068 | September 2017 start - £14,311

Contact Details:

International Office

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152