The world's long-term economic development depends on the existence of efficient, innovative and creative energy and resources industries. These, in turn, rely on individuals who possess a sound grasp of their legal, economic, technical and policy backgrounds.
The CEPMLP is at the heart of these issues and provides the best in advanced education in its field, preparing its graduates to meet the challenges posed by the evolving global economy.
Throughout its history, the CEPMLP has achieved continuous growth and has established international pre-eminence in its core activities: scholarly performance, high-level academic research, strategic consultancy and top-quality executive education. Currently, we have over 500 registered postgraduate students from more than 50 countries worldwide.
Degrees which really make a difference
Our interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research and consultancy give us a unique perspective on how governments and businesses operate. We offer flexible courses delivered by the best in the field, devised and continually updated in line with the Centre's unique combination of professional expertise and academic excellence.
This provides rigorous training for graduate students and working professionals. Full-time and distance-learning degrees, intensive training programmes tailor-made for individuals or companies and short-term professional seminars are all on offer.
You owe it to yourself
We will teach you the practical and professional skills you need to mastermind complex commercial and financial transactions in the international workplace, and we will expose you to many varied and exciting opportunities. Why not take a few minutes to complete our application form - it could be the most far-reaching career move you'll ever make!
We'll prepare you for managerial, advisory and academic positions in the energy sector – private sector and government.
The programme provides an intellectually challenging academic programme of study, for which you'll need the ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate key theoretical concepts and practical applications in energy with an emphasis on the economic dimensions of the subject. This will prepare you for success in the rapidly evolving and highly competitive global business climate that characterises the energy sector.
All modules will be delivered on the campus of the University of Dundee in face-to-face mode. Self-study makes up a considerable proportion of the student's learning experience. Formal and informal group work occurs in some modules.
How you will be taught
Our programmes offer you an unrivalled ability to tailor your study. Focus on your own particular interests and learning objectives with the wide range of possible electives.
There are core taught modules and a choice between an internship paper or dissertation. The module options include:
Sector-specific business and management modules
Specialist economics and legal modules
These allow for the development of in-depth and specialist knowledge of business management, legal, economic and policy issues in the petroleum and related sectors of the world economy.
This flexibility allows you to pursue your specific areas of interest, whilst at the same time providing you with a theoretical underpinning via the core courses in business and management.
How you will be assessed
Assessment varies between modules including:
A portfolio of assessed work.
What you will study
Our MSc is made up of a total of 180 credits.
Core business and management
The following modules must be completed (60 Credits)
CP51009 - Petroleum Policy and Economics
CP51035 - Management in Energy and Natural Resources Industries
CP51036 - Foundation Financial Accounting
CP52056 - Introduction to Finance
60 credits from:
CP51004 - Financial and Project Analysis of Natural Resources and Energy Ventures
CP51005 - International Petroleum Law and Policy
CP52008 - International Relations and Energy and Natural Resources
CP52073 - Commodity Trading and Strategic Asset Optimisation in the Energy Industry
BU52031 - Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis
BU52035 - Risk and Crisis Management
Sufficient modules from the academic timetable to bring the total number of credits to 180
20 credits from
CP50051 - Project Report
CP51012 - Internship Report (for full-time and by distance learning)
What sort of jobs do alumni of CEPMLP go on to do?
The answer is a wide range of varied roles. It is important to be aware that as with any job it depends upon your level of experience and skills set as to whether the role would be suitable for you, there is no one size fits all.
Past alumni have found employment with a variety of organisations including National Oil Companies, Exploration and Production Companies, Government and Ministries and Commercial Organisations including Banks, Law Firms and Global Consultancies.
You should have a good 4-year degree, equivalent to a UK honours degree, preferably at upper 2nd class level or above. Candidates holding the equivalent of a good 2nd class lower degree may also apply. You must provide degree certificates and academic transcripts with your application. Preferred degree disciplines are Law, Economics, Geology, Petroleum or Mining Engineering, Finance, Business, Management. Work experience in the energy/natural resources industry is an advantage, though it is not a strict requirement for admission to the MSc.
English Language Requirement
IELTS Overall 6.5
English Language Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.
Fantastic culture, beautiful landscapes and famously friendly people, Scotland has passion and innovation at its heart and these are just some of the reasons why it’s an amazing place to live and study.
Dundee is located on the banks of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland. It regularly appears at the top end of ‘quality of life’ surveys in the UK – offering all that’s great about city life, but being friendly, compact and easy to navigate.
The Wall Street Journal named Dundee as one of their ten hot destinations for 2018.
Dundee’s population is around 150,000. With students making up 1 in 5 of the population, our city is geared towards student life.
Our campus is right in the heart of Dundee’s vibrant and fun West End, with shops, cafes and restaurants all on your doorstep.
“Scottish people are nice and friendly. I remember the first day I arrived, the fellow who was supposed to meet me was not there yet. The taxi driver dropped me off, I knocked on the door and he was not there, so I was waiting outside. Someone came and asked if I was okay and invited me in while I waited. He welcomed me and gave me food and drink, so I started to love the people of Dundee and Scotland from the first day I came.” Willy William Mrema is from Tanzania and is studying MSc Geotechnical Engineering.