University Of Aberdeen Oil And Gas

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University Of Aberdeen Oil And Gas

Taking a much broader look at the engineering skills required by the industry, across both Upstream and Downstream areas of the industry. This is an Oil and Gas Engineering MSc programme delivered from the heart of Europe’s oil and gas industry.

The MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering has been designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of the technology required and all major engineering related elements associated with the oil and gas life-cycle. One of the main features of the programme is its interdisciplinary nature, being suitable for students with mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical and other suitable engineering backgrounds, making them future engineering leaders.

The programme provides you with both a theoretical and practical grounding in this field, equipping you to tackle the challenges of this fast-evolving industry. It is delivered by expert staff from Engineering, Geology, Chemistry and the oil and gas industry each of whom are highly regarded in their field of expertise, providing you with access to world-class teaching and research.

Why Study Oil and Gas Engineering?

  • This engineering programme opens up a wide range of different career opportunities.
  • You will gain crucial technological skills as well as knowledge in safety and risk management, time management, planning and communication.
  • This programme is designed to create future leaders of the industry and the range of subjects taught ensures that you will have a strong appreciation of all key elements of the industry lifecycle and of the different areas of engineering required, as well as how they work together to deliver projects safely and efficiently.
  • You will be studying with colleagues who bring experience from different engineering disciplines, which will in turn help you appreciate how the disciplines need to work together to succeed.
  • The programme is fully accredited by IMechE and Energy Institute which means you can be assured that your teaching is recognised by relevant bodies and that you are getting the best possible experience.
  • Our location at the heart of Aberdeen, Europe’s energy capital, and leading “World Energy City”, very much brings you closer to the industry. The city is an inspiring place for any future oil and gas and wider energy industry leader. Our geographic location puts us in a unique position of being able to offer a curriculum that is highly relevant to the needs of employers, alongside cutting-edge research.
  • To ensure that the degree programmes remain current and connected to industry, the programme is developed and reviewed by an Industry Advisory Board, made up of experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds.
  • Our close links with industry ensures that you experience lectures taught by industry professionals, get the chance to visit relevant organisations, attend industry events, and undertake MSc projects with leading firms.
  • We are a Chevron Preferred Partner University and an Associate Member of the European Drilling Engineers Association, DEA(e).
  • Our engineering programmes attract students from around the world, all sharing a common interest and passion for the future of oil and gas exploration and production, and the engineering skills required to make it a continued success.
  • Our engineering graduates move in to very successful careers with a large proportion working in senior roles in the industry, even as high as CEO, MD level.

Fees and Funding

You will be classified as one of the fee categories below.

Fee information
Fee category Status Amount
Home / EU / RUK Students Tuition Fee for 2016/17 Academic Year £4,500
International Students Tuition Fee for 2016/17 Academic Year £18,300
Home / EU / RUK Students Tuition Fee for 2017/18 Academic Year £5,200
International Students Tuition Fee for 2017/18 Academic Year £19,000

Entry Requirements

It is important to note that the programmes of postgraduate study at the University of Aberdeen are very competitive and the entry requirements stated are a guide to the minimum requirements, but do not guarantee entry.


  • 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth in any branch of Engineering or Physics.
  • Those with a High 2:2 Honours degree in Engineering may also be considered if they can demonstrate 2+ years of relevant Oil & Gas Industry experience and keen motivation.
  • Key subjects you must have covered: Mathematics.

Language Requirements

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.

Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the College of Physical Sciences Postgraduate Standard level of English proficiency.

If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website.

Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempt from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.

Document Requirements

  • CVan up-to-date CV/Resumé
  • Degree Certificatea degree certificate showing your qualifications
  • Degree Transcripta full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
  • Personal Statementa detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme


College of Physical Sciences Graduate School
University of Aberdeen
Fraser Noble Building
King’s College
AB24 (0)1224 272515


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