Energy Management MSc

Masters in Energy Management

1. Overview

Our MSc in Energy Management develops the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the energy industry.

Oil and Gas industry MSc courseThis Masters course has been developed to build on the links Robert Gordon University has with the energy industry and has received accreditation from the Energy Institute at the level of Chartered Energy Manager.

Our MSc is particularly suitable for:

  • Technical specialists with no management experience who need a management education specific to their industry;
  • Technical specialists from other industries with transferable skills that can be applied to the energy industry wishing to change career in the direction of energy;
  • Those from the energy industry, but without the work experience required to study the MBA or Oil and Gas Management, who want to study a focused energy management degree;
  • Those who have completed a general MBA and wish to gain an energy education through CPD.  

View the MSc Energy Management Course Outline (pdf file)

View profiles of MSc Energy Management Lecturers (pdf file)

View Examples of Energy Projects (pdf file)

2. What you will study

On this course students gain experience of key decision-making in a range of business functions. This knowledge can then be applied at a strategic level in the Strategic Management or the Energy Industry modules.

Specialist energy management modules provide the theory, policy and practice aspects of the energy industry. There is also the opportunity to study optional subject areas such as Health, Safety and Risk in an Organisational Context and Oil and Gas Contract Law. The project modules allow students to further synthesise and apply specialist knowledge to professional practice.

Some of the modules that will be studied are:

A detailed list containing links to all module descriptors can be found here

3. How you will learn

The Energy Management course offers flexible study routes and is available either full-time or part-time by distance learning or blended learning, i.e. on-campus and distance learning. The start dates are in September (full-time or part-time) and January (for part-time students only).

Full-time Study
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

Online Learning
Our supported Online learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.

Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:

  • Virtual tutorials
  • Live chat
  • Discussion forums - student and tutor led
  • Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
  • User friendly material
  • Access to our online library

As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.

Details on the distance learning are also available from our Distance Learning Guide.

CPD: There is also the option to study individual modules on this course for the purpose of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

4. Entry requirements

Successful applicants will typically have a good Honours degree (minimum 2:2 or equivalent) or alternatively significant relevant professional experience.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course. 

Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.

English Language Requirements

5. Student Funding

Merit Scholarship
Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to our outstanding students. The scholarship is available to 

  • international students who will study the course by full time and distance learning and pay for the fees at the international rate; or
  • UK or EU students who study the course by full time and the fees are set in excess of 6,000 GBP; or
  • UK or EU students who will study the course by distance learning.

To find out more information on Merit Scholarship.

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 15% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available via the Alumni page.

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2015/2016

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,660 Stage 1
  • £3,660 Stage 2
  • £2,440 Stage 3 MSc dissertation

UK/EU Students


  • £6,200 entire MSc

International Students


  • £13,000 entire MSc

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £5,140 Stage 1
  • £5,140 Stage 2
  • £3,420 Stage 3 MSc dissertation

UK/EU Students


  • £8,000 entire MSc

International Students


  • £18,000 entire MSc

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students


  • £18,150 entire MSc

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £4,990 Stage 1
  • £4,990 Stage 2
  • £3,320 Stage 3 MSc dissertation

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students


  • £17,500 entire MSc

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £4,800 Stage 1
  • £4,800 Stage 2
  • £3,200 Stage 3 MSc dissertation

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • Part-time or Distance Learning - £4,688 Stage 1
  • Part-time or Distance learning - £4,688 Stage 2
  • Part-time or Distance learning - £3,125 Stage 3 (MSc dissertation)

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages


7. How to apply

Register your Interest

ALL Home/EU enquiries should use the Register Interest - UK/EU form.

International enquirers interested in studying Full-time (on campus) should use the International Full Time form:

Please note: These are NOT application forms. When you complete the relevant form you will be kept up-to-date with course details and documentation.

Apply for this course

If you do want to apply please go to: Apply Online

  1. Ahmar Syed

    Ahmar Syed - Msc Energy Management

    Third year student Ahmar Syed speaks about why he chose to study MSc Energy Management at RGU.

    Ahmar Syed Energy Management MSc

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Start date
Course length
Full-time - 45 weeks / Online Learning - 3 years
Mode of Attendance
Full-time / Online Learning
Academic school
Aberdeen Business School
More information:
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Accredited By
Energy Institute Accredited Course

Energy Institute Approved

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Postgraduate Guide

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