With the emerging superpowers, China and India, beginning to compete for a larger share of the world’s energy resources, more countries have responded by seeking to develop their own natural resources, intensifying competition and increasing the demand for highly skilled professionals and managers in this rapidly expanding sector of the global economy.
Professionally accredited by the Energy Institute, the leading chartered professional body for the international energy industry, this course has been developed in collaboration with the industry, with input from the likes of SPE International, Cuadrilla Resources Ltd, Petromall Ltd and Subsea Engineering News, who sit on our Industry Advisory Board. Our extensive industry links mean that you could benefit from technical site visits, which have previously included the National Engineering Laboratory, as well as a range of expert guest lectures, such as the former Vice President of British Petroleum.
The longest running of the University’s degrees in the field of oil and gas, it was designed specifically with the aim of building management capacity within the petroleum industry. We’ll show you the complexities of management within the extractive industry and help you to gain a strong understanding of the interconnections between the different value chains within the oil and gas industry, to help to prepare you for a wide range of potential employers, including national and multinational energy companies, consultancies, energy ministries and international agencies.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This course aims to provide you with an understanding of the processes, drivers, threats and opportunities related to the management of the energy and hydrocarbon industry in the 21st century. You should develop the competence to safely and effectively manage projects in the oil and gas industries within the context of increasingly stringent environmental and safety legislations.
We adopt a multidisciplinary approach and, within the four established routes, there are mandatory modules incorporating various specialist areas, including petroleum contracts and economics, renewable energy, risk management and environmental management. Core modules also focus on providing some of the essential skills needed in any profession, such as project management and quality control, marketing techniques, health and safety.
Depending on the route you choose, you will have an opportunity to explore that subject area in more depth – for example, gaining an insight into the law of improbable incidents to help mitigate the risk of oil spills and oil trajectory analysis to help facilitate clean-up operations within both the Technology Management and Quality, Health, Safety and Environment routes. Alternatively, the Finance and Investment and Law and Policy routes enable you to develop a practical understanding of the basic energy derivative structures that are used in trading, marketing and risk management today, as well as the mechanisms and tools for both physical and financial petroleum trading and the workings of crude oil markets.
For all routes, you will be expected to undertake an independent project.
This course was developed to meet the demand for management professionals in the oil and gas industry, capable of demonstrating leadership, strategic thinking, manage risk and add value to their businesses. As such, you should have access to a wide range of potential careers in the ‘downstream’ side of the sector, as planning managers, project managers, risk analysts and senior inspection managers.
Our course is accredited by the Energy Institute, which is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industry, supporting over 20,000 individuals working or studying within the energy sector worldwide. All students benefit from free membership of the Institute for the duration of their studies, providing access to extensive learning and networking opportunities to support professional, management, technical and scientific career development within the industry.
As a postgraduate student, you also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Our Master’s provides a route into many careers with the global oil and gas industry, where demand for qualified staff is high. Roles include: engineers and drill crew, experienced geoscientists and exploration engineers, exploration and appraisal specialists, senior planners and contract managers, HSE advisors, subsea engineers, subsea filters and flow assurance engineers, operators, technicians, reservoir engineers and senior drilling engineers, as well as senior commercial roles, such as head of business development managers, country managers and sales managers.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Many of our graduates have gone on to work for well-known companies like Shell, Chevron, Saudi Aramco, GNPC, SINOPEC, NNPC, TPDC, HIS and CNOOC, for universities both here in the UK and abroad, various international consultancies and the Petroleum Ministries of Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Oman, UAE, Nigeria and Angola, to name just a few.
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