Oil and Gas Innovation MSc/PgCert

1. Overview

This course aims to equip graduates with the skills and competencies required to generate and commercialise innovations to ensure their successful adoption in the Oil and Gas sector, which is a recognised area of skills development by the Oil and Gas Industry

The programme will be run as a collaboration between a set of Scottish Universities that are University of Aberdeen (Lead), RGU, Strathclyde, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews and Glasgow Caledonian.

In addition to classes at their own institution, all students will be expected to attend modules in both the University of Aberdeen and the University of Strathclyde.  Therefore this MSc offers a unique opportunity for students to benefit from the expertise of a number of institutions that specialise in oil and gas.  Travel assistance will be provided.

Please note, this course is not currently open for applications for 2018-19.

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MSc Oil and Gas Innovation - Course Leaflet

2. What you will study

In stage 1, 30 credits of this degree will be delivered by other participating universities: University of Aberdeen and University of Strathclyde

Stage 1 - PgCert

Total Stage 1: 60 credits

Stage 2 - MSc

Total Stage 2: 120 credits

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

In stage 1, 30 credits of this degree will be delivered by other participating universities, so students are likely to be off campus for this (this will be taught using intensive teaching).

Modules will be delivered by a mix of face to face teaching or via Distance Learning.

4. Entry Requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in Engineering or a relevant discipline such as Geology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics

  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis

English Language

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

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

It is the intention that the Project in Oil and Gas Innovation be conducted in, or in collaboration with, industry.

6. Student Funding

We have a limited number of SFC funded places through the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre for eligible students.

To find out more, contact pgoffice@rgu.ac.uk


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. Students will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

7. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students


  • £9,615 .


  • £4,808 per academic year

International Students


  • £17,895 .


  • £8,948 per academic year

For Academic Year 2016/2017

UK/EU Students

  • £9615.00 .

International Students

  • £17895.00 .


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

This course is not currently open for applications for 2018-19. 

Register your interest

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If you are a UK/EU applicant and have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

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

Terms and Conditions of Admissions

The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.

Terms and Conditions of Admissions (PDF 142KB)

9. Prospects

This course provides the knowledge required for a range of professional careers within the oil and gas industry both in domestic and international markets. Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in the extremely exciting and challenging fields of offshore oil and gas sector including exploration, on-shore and off-shore engineering, subsea engineering, pipeline engineering and risk/safety/operations management in oil and gas sector.

10. Collaboration Information

The intention is for the programme to be validated by each of the participating universities, and for students to be awarded their degree from the university where they register and do their innovation project.

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Start Date

Not currently open for applications for 2018-19

Course Length

Full-time 12 months/ Part-time 2 years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time or Part-time

Academic School
School of Engineering
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