Masters in Energy Management

MSc Energy Management

1. Overview

Our Energy Management degree develops the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the oil and gas or energy industry.

This 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.  

MSc Energy Management Course Outline (PDF 135KB)

MSc Energy Management Teaching Staff (PDF 1MB)

Examples of Energy Projects and Companies (PDF 137KB)

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:

View a detailed list containing links to all module descriptors

MSc Energy Management Course Structure (PDF 87KB)

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information. 

3. How you will learn

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).

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

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. 

English Language Requirements

5. Student Funding

Merit Scholarship

Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to our outstanding students. Find out more information on Merit Scholarship.

Postgraduate Funding
Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3400. Part-time students can apply for up to £1700. The tuition fee loan is only available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and therefore, complete their qualification in 2 years. Information on funding for postgraduate students can be found via Postgraduate Student Finance.

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% 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 2016/2017

UK/EU Students


  • £4,500 entire MSc

International Students


  • £11,400 entire MSc

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. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


7. How to apply

Course Enquiries

If you have any course related questions, please contact the course leader -

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.

Applying for this course - Please go to: Apply Online

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Start date


Course length

45 weeks

Mode of Attendance


Academic school
Aberdeen Business School
Accredited By
Energy Institute Accredited Course

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