Oil and Gas Accounting MSc

Masters in Oil and Gas Accounting

1. Overview

The MSc Oil and Gas Accounting course is designed to develop specialist knowledge and skills specifically for a career in the oil and gas industry.

The course will enable students to develop a critical awareness of the key issues in accounting for upstream oil and gas exploration, development and production activities and is delivered by respected academics with relevant industry experience.

The MSc Oil and Gas Accounting is accredited by The Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Energy Institute.

MSc Oil and Gas Accounting Testimonials (PDF 25KB)

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2. What you will study

The course will develop your knowledge of the theory and practice of accounting, audit and financial management for oil and gas activities from an international perspective. The course has been meticulously designed to meet the demands of the sector and to tackle a full range of topics.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Award: MSc Oil and Gas Accounting

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

Teaching is a mixture of case studies, presentations, lectures, tutorials, computer labs and individual or group work. You will also take part in an Oil and Gas simulation, recent guest lectures have included Shell, BP and Ernst & Young. Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to the learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

 

4. Entry requirements

Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent.

We welcome applicants with relevant professional accountancy qualifications such as ACCA and CIMA. Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

English Language

International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

5. Placements and accreditations

The MSc Oil and Gas Accounting course is accredited by The Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Energy Institute

6. Student Funding

Scholarships & Funding

Scholarships and funding are available to eligible students at Robert Gordon University, further information via our scholarship pages.

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.

7. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2016/2017

UK/EU Students

  • £3,400 entire course

International Students

  • £11,400 entire course

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

  • £6,200 entire course

International Students

  • £12,500 entire course

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

  • £6,000 entire course

International Students

  • £12,000 entire course

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

  • £5,000 entire course

International Students

  • £11,000 entire course

For Academic Year 2012/2013

UK/EU Students

  • £4,625 entire course

International Students

  • £10,500 entire course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £4,500 entire course

International Students

  • £9,500 entire course

Disclaimer

Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

8. How to apply

Course Enquiries

If you have any course related questions, please contact the course leader - accountingandfinance@rgu.ac.uk

Application Form

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

9. Prospects

Aberdeen Business School MSc StudentsA postgraduate qualification in Oil and Gas Accounting provides the graduate with extensive opportunities for a career with local, national and international companies in the fields of oil and gas accounting, finance and economics.

The course structure will provide a breadth of coverage to allow graduates to pursue a variety of roles and careers in the oil and gas industry within, for example, oil and gas companies, government departments or regulatory bodies, consulting and research companies.

There are a wide number of opportunities for graduates who are properly equipped with a broad range of professional, technical and subject-specific skills. There are a number of roles addressing the different aspects of oil and gas finance, accounting, audit, economics, financial analysis, benchmarking and intelligence.

For those who are new to accounting, this course will allow you to develop the practical skills, knowledge and understanding required to enter into and develop your career within the accounting profession.

Graduates could also pursue advanced studies/research leading to PhD degree.

Course Benefits: We aim to produce independent thinkers who are ready and able to face the complexities and challenges of oil and gas accounting faced by organisations. Overall, you will learn to:

  • Develop an understanding of the organisational behaviour of companies involved in financial, commercial and contractual activities in the North Sea and world-wide oil and gas industries.
  • Critically evaluate the reporting practices of international upstream oil and gas exploration and production companies
  • Recognise the key issues in accounting for Joint Venture Operations
  • Develop a structured methodology for conducting Joint Venture and Multi-Venture audits
  • Utilise Petroleum Economics in Field Development and life incremental projects
  • Review and interpret key industry financial ratios and develop key performance indicators
  • Identify the challenges of Corporate Financial Management

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Start date

September

Course length

3 semesters

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic school
Aberdeen Business School
Accredited By
The Association of International Accountants (AIA) Energy Institute Accredited Course

“It has been a wonderful experience, the rich content of the course puts me in a strong position to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry. I recommend the MSc Oil and Gas Accounting to anyone who wants to build a career in this field.”

Atta Acheampong Oil and Gas Accounting MSc

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