• This course at GSM London is practical and it reflects real working life. The institution has given me greater discipline in my approach to my academi...

Next start date

To be confirmed


Three intakes a year February, June and October.

Study options

2 years part time




Demand is high for intelligent managers in the complex extractive industry. Graduates of the MSc in Oil and Gas Management will be well placed to develop a career in this important global industry.

Please note: This course is subject to a minimum number to run

  • This course at GSM London is practical and it reflects real working life. The institution has given me greater discipline in my approach to my academi...

Why study with GSM London?

GSM London is a leader in Oil and Gas Management programmes and was one of the first to offer a dedicated MSc in this discipline.

The MSc Oil and Gas Management will develop you into an informed extractive manager, able to understand and interpret the effects of policy changes, trade laws and global economics on the industry.

You will learn about economic theory and how it affects the operation of extractive businesses, as well as project management processes, marketing techniques, and human resource management.

This programme is highly interactive, with a strong emphasis on the free flow of knowledge and ideas between students, lecturers and industry professionals.

To gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the Oil and Gas industry, you'll have the opportunity to attend lectures with guest speakers and professionals already working in the energy sector.

How will this course support my professional development?

This programme will help you develop the specialist expertise required to gain a strategic management position in this sector.

It will also open up opportunities for you to build your career in a number of other positions.  Past students have gone on to work as planning managers, project managers, risk analysts and senior inspection managers.

Through the seminars, lectures and workshops that form part of the programme, there are also many opportunities to learn from and network with industry professionals.

How is the course structured?


Internal & External Environments of the Oil and Gas Industries
Energy Economics
Project Management for the Energy Industry
Marketing Planning & Promotion
Business Environment & Strategic Management
Human Resource Management
Research Skills & Dissertation Planning

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be 18 years of age* on registration and one of the following (or international equivalents):

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) at 2:2 or above, (or an equivalent qualification from a recognised UK or overseas institution)
  • NQF Level six qualification (including the GSM Diploma in Management Studies);

If English is not your first language you will be required to provide proof of fluency prior to the start of the course, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification. We accept:

  • IELTS - minimum overall score of 6.0
  • Pearson’s PTE Academic – 51
  • GSM London’s English Proficiency test – 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT – 76-77

*Candidates who are under 18 on registration will need to review our policy on under 18’s: gsmlondon.ac.uk/b3-young-or-vunerable-applicants

Non-standard entry:

If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, listed above, exceptionally you may be able to be considered via our non-standard entry process.

Applications from candidates who lack the normal course entry requirements are positively encouraged. In such cases, the Admissions Tutors must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the course successfully.

To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate/pass:

  • Evidence of full-time work experience (minimum three years managerial experience)
  • An employer reference
  • Interview
  • Academic interview (if required)
  • Written essay (if required)

Candidates who apply via non-standard entry are considered on individual merits.

Accreditation of prior learning:

Partial exemptions from a postgraduate programme may be obtained in accordance with the Academic Regulations dependent on the compatibility of previous study. Each case is considered on its own merit and will be, subject to the approval by Plymouth University.

Candidates may gain exemptions from a module or modules on the programme up to a maximum of 120 credits through Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). He/she must demonstrate successful achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with the relevant modules through previous studies or work experience, and MUST undertake the Research Skills and Project Management module. APCL and APEL cannot be applied to the Master’s project and will not normally be applied to the Research Skills and Project Management module.

You may be required to provide an academic reference and/or personal statement.

We will not normally consider APL’s older than 3 years unless the applicant has a recent experiential learning.


UK/EU Fees

£3,450 per year

GSM London Alumni only

£2,415 per year

International students fee

£5,750 per year

How to apply

To speak to a dedicated course advisor about the MSc Oil and Gas Management, please email enquiries@gsmlondon.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)20 8516 7800