Study a Petroleum and Environmental Technology MSc and explore how to safely manage projects in this rigorously reviewed industry.

This course aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the technical operation of the petroleum industry, together with some of the sector’s most important environmental issues – such as oil spillages, climate change and renewable energies.

Course content has been developed in collaboration with our Industry Liaison Panel, which includes long-standing members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Our extensive links enable us to offer a programme of expert speakers through the free to attend oil and gas seminar series, which has previously featured the former Vice President of BP (Engineering), Honorary Guests from Imperial College London and a former President of SPE International. Our connections have also led to the donation by Schlumberger of industry standard PETREL and ECLIPSE reservoir simulation software, worth US$15 million, giving you access to the same technology used by big multinational oil companies like Shell, BP and ExxonMobil.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Year one

Mandatory subjects

  • Global Professional Development – Consultancy
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Petroleum Processing & Gas Technologies
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Oil Spills Science, Response and Remediation
  • Process Safety and Reliability Engineering
  • Sustainability in Petroleum Exploration, Production and Transportation
  • Air Pollution Control & CO2 Management
  • Produced & Industrial Water Treatment
  • Post Graduate Transition Skills for Oil & Gas Students
  • Field/Lab Based Learning
  • Master/Consultancy Project

Programme Funding

Funding opportunities including scholarships available 

Student Destinations

The course aims to equip graduates with the expertise required to confront the technological and environmental challenges facing the oil and gas industry in the 21st century. Membership of the Energy Institute throughout the course provides access to extensive learning and networking opportunities which aims to support professional, management, technical and scientific career development within the industry.

Successful graduates could find employment in areas within the upstream technical oil and gas industry, and related fields in the chemical, environmental and energy sector.


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Entry Requirements

Minimum of a second class honours degree in a petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, geological engineering, petrochemical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, numerate physical sciences, geosciences or mathematics related subject.

Candidates with an equivalent qualification to a second class honours degree in any of the above subject areas may be considered. HND holders with at least five years working experience in the oil and gas industry may also be considered.

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