MSc Oil & Gas Trade Management

Regent’s University London

Program Description

MSc Oil & Gas Trade Management

Regent’s University London

Oil & Gas Trade Management MSc

Develop your analytical and trading knowledge in the downstream side of the commodity sector.

Key information

  • Name: Oil & Gas Trade Management
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Level: Postgraduate
  • Study mode: Full time
  • Duration: 12-16 months
  • Tuition fees: £18,000 *
  • Scholarships: Yes *
  • Next start date: September 2018
  • Future start date: January 2019
  • Study abroad: No
  • Validation: Regent's University London

*For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Overview

Designed and developed in consultation with senior executives and directors of major organisations of the oil and gas industry, the MSc Oil & Gas Trade Management focuses on the ‘downstream’ side of the industry - the management of trade in oil and gas products.

The MSc Oil & Gas Trade Management is a fully accredited course by the Professional Body, The Energy Institute.

Three key themes of risk management, strategy and added value are woven throughout the programme.

You will explore the process of trade in oil and gas from seller, buyer and intermediary perspectives, and develop the practical problem-solving skills needed for success in a growth industry.

You will also examine corporate social responsibility, and the environmental, sustainability and social issues involved.

Lord Simon of Highbury, Former Chairman of BP, commented on the programme:

“It is encouraging to see a programme which aims specifically to train more young professionals for the vital roles necessary to sustain the energy industry worldwide. The broad scope of the course which covers such modules as the financial and contractual challenges of the trading business and also the necessary attention to safety and environmental challenges reveals several options for future careers in this vital industry.”

Structure

Length

This is a one-year, full-time programme.

Modules

Term 1

  • Oil and Gas Markets
  • Refining and Shipping in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Research Methods

Term 2

  • Corporate Finance and Financial Markets
  • Oil and Gas Contracts and Regulation
  • Oil and Gas Trading and Risk Management
  • Sustainability in the Oil and Gas Sector

Term 3

  • Live Company Project or Dissertation

Teaching & assessment

Assessment structure

Methods of assessment include class activities, presentations and papers, essays, simulation exercises, fieldwork, research-based projects and examinations.

Study methods

Staff combine academic expertise with active research interests or industry experience at managerial and executive level.

You will learn in small group seminars and tutorials, where the emphasis is on interaction and activity-based learning.

You will hear from highly prestigious guest lecturers and work on projects using live databases such as Thomson-Reuters to devise solutions to real energy sector issues.

Students with disabilities

Some of our programmes encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Careers

You will develop the numerical, analytical, communication and research skills required for management positions in any organisation where energy is a key variable.

Your negotiation and leadership skills will enable you to respond effectively to complex business situations and develop as an entrepreneur in identifying and responding to new opportunities.

The MSc Oil and Gas Trade Management programme has successfully received dual accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute Extended Level 7 diploma qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Dual Accreditation is where we have mapped our Postgraduate modules to CMI level requirements, enabling you to exit with an additional CMI qualification.

This programme has gone through a rigorous process to enable you to achieve the CMI qualification through your Postgraduate programme mapped core modules with no further requirement for you to take on extra workload or coursework.

You will be eligible for free or discounted one-year associate membership of the Energy Institute and the Westminster Energy Forum. You may also be eligible for membership of the Chartered Management Institute on application.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree in a business, financial, mathematical or analytical subject from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

English Language requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in all 4 component parts
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

Fees

Fees September 2018

  • Full tuition fee: £18,000
  • Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
  • Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Fees January 2019

  • Full tuition fee: £18,250
  • Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
  • Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

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Last updated May 10, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
12 - 16 months
Full time
Price
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18,000 GBP
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United Kingdom - London, England
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