Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering Masters MSc

MSc Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering

1. Overview

The future exploration and development of Oil and Gas will increasingly move towards offshore drilling and production. This will involve drilling and production rigs, vessels and infrastructure.

Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering activity is increasing all around the world and graduates from this course will have a particular focus on operations in the ocean, processing, pipelines, subsea systems, materials and corrosion. This course is particularly designed for those wishing to move into the Oil and Gas Industry who may not have previous detailed oil and gas knowledge or industry experience.

Another related complementary course is our MSc Oil and Gas Engineering which has more focus in stage 2 on well completions, project management, risk and the environment. An advantage of these two courses is that they are designed to have the same first four stage 1 modules introducing the Oil and Gas industry so that students, having gained more understanding of the industry, can compare the courses and swap between courses during stage 1, as they decide which course they would prefer to follow in stage 2. This flexible approach offers students the advantage of more choice during their study.

2. What you will study

Each module comprises up to 52 hours of lectures and tutorials. Significant additional private study is expected during each module.

Stage 1

  • Subsurface
  • Wells
  • Facilities
  • Business Essentials

Exit award: PgCert Oil and Gas Engineering

Stage 2

  • Materials and Corrosion
  • Processing and Pipelines
  • Oceans, Operability & Humans in the Ocean
  • Subsea Systems

Exit award: PgDip Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering

Stage 3

  • Individual Project Report

Award: MSc Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering

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

3. Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 or better from a UK University, or overseas equivalent qualification, in Engineering or a related discipline. Those with other qualifications but with considerable appropriate industrial experience may be considered.

Applicants who have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Nigerian University should have an Honours degree in Engineering achieved at 2:1 or better. Those with a 2:2 together with adequate relevant industry experience may be considered.

The minimum entry requirements as stated above are only a guide and do not guarantee entry.

English Language Requirements

All students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their English language skills by gaining Academic IELTS with 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each element, Pearson PTE with 61 overall and a minimum of 51 in each element or TOEFL iBT with 88 Overall, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

English Language Requirements

4. Placements and accreditations

This course is accredited by the Energy Institute for Further Learning at Masters Level. Visit the Energy Institute web site for further information.

5. Student Funding

2017-18 per entire course 

  • UK and EU students: £5,200
  • International students: £16,300

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All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.

6. How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online:

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7. Prospects

This course provides the knowledge required for a range of professional careers within the offshore oil and gas industry.

8. Scholarships

Not only significantly helping you with the financial costs of studying, our scholarships will help you to develop valuable links with industry.

Find out more about our Engineering Postgraduate Scholarships

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Start date

Online Distance Learning - January

Course length

Online Distance Learning - Minimum 3 years and 6 months

Mode of Attendance

Distance Learning

Academic school
School of Engineering
More information:
Dr Mohamed Amish Course Leader - Oil & Gas Engineering
+44 (0)1224 262329
Accredited By
Energy Institute Accredited Course
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