MSc Oil and Gas Management

Degree awarded by the University of Plymouth


February and October

Study options

1 year



Tuition fees


The energy sector operates on a global scale and is renowned for being dynamic, with a constant demand for highly qualified individuals.

The MSc Oil and Gas Management at GSM London is ideal for graduates with no prior experience of the energy sector, as well as those wishing to formalise years of experience, and advance their careers into management.

Why study our MSc Oil and Gas Management Degree?

GSM London is the first London institution to run an MSc in Oil and Gas Management, with over ten years’ experience of successfully delivering postgraduate qualifications in this field. We have recently redesigned it to include up-to-date global business insights, working closely with the Energy Institute, to ensure that the academic context is applied to real-world practice.

The MSc Oil and Gas Management programme explores the current issues and challenges facing the energy industry. It equips students with the necessary academic knowledge, practical skills and personal attributes to become effective managers within the oil and gas industry and the wider energy sector. You will develop a practical, problem-solving approach to business decision making.

You will gain a respected qualification which opens up a range of career opportunities within organisations such as national oil companies, government agencies, international oil companies, and global consultancies. Specific roles could include consultancy and advisory relating to environmental issues, policy, human resources, or health and safety. You could also secure logistics and supply chain roles such as personnel logistics coordinator, quality control, buyer, and supply chain management. Or you may wish to continue your studies with an MBA or a PhD research programme.

Real-world application
Combining specialist modules such as Oil and Gas Industry Dynamics with management skills-based modules such as Personal Development for Leaders, this programme focuses on relevance to the workplace. This blend of specific and transferable learning will significantly enhance your employability, as well as your personal and professional development.

Energy Institute access
We work closely with the Energy Institute, the global professional body for the energy sector. Students on this course can get student membership of the Energy Institute along with access to its library and events.

Awarded by the University of Plymouth
Your MSc is awarded by the University of Plymouth, ranked 2nd in Times Higher Education's Young University Rankings 2018 (THE's list of the UK's best universities aged under 50). An established educational institution with business enterprise at its heart, it is a fitting validating partner for your MSc.

Study in London, the financial capital of the world
Our London location in Greenwich places you in the heart of one of the largest and most diverse commercial capitals of the world, a renowned city for events and entertainment. Studying in London will open up extensive opportunities to connect with senior stakeholders and business leaders across many global markets and industries.

How is the course structured?

The MSc programme can be broken down into the following stages:


Postgraduate Certificate Oil and Gas Management

  • Personal Development for Leaders
  • Business Environment and Strategic Management
  • Oil and Gas Industry Dynamics


Postgraduate Diploma Oil and Gas Management

  • Project and Safety Management
  • Research Skills and Consultancy Planning
  • Oil and Gas Economics


Master’s Degree (MSc) in Oil and Gas Management

  • Dissertation or Consultancy Project
  • One elective (subject to demand):
    • International Environmental Policy
    • Management of Clean Technologies
    • Resourcing and Assessing Talent
    • Energy and Climate Change Studies (this is the default elective) 


To find out more about course modules, see full module descriptions.

Alternatively, see the programme specification for further details on this programme. Note that the specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change.

For more details on the coure module please review the course Module Specifications.

MSc Oil and Gas Management Module Specifications

Entry requirements

To start on Level 7, applicants require a recognised Bachelor Honours Degree with minimum 2:2 classification, (an equivalent qualification from a recognised UK or overseas institution may be accepted).

If you are not a UK passport holder, or a UK passport holder born outside of the UK and not born in a country that appears on the published list, you may need to complete an English language test, such as the in-house GSM London English Language Proficiency Test or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your postgraduate degree. All of our programmes are taught in English. Once you submit your application to GSM London the Admissions team will assess it. Should your application be successful and if an English Language Test is required it will appear as a condition of offer.

You will need an IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent qualification.

Applicants to postgraduate programmes who hold a first degree (bachelor's degree) studied and awarded in the UK, or in a country that UKVI recognise as a majority English speaking country will be accepted in lieu of IELTS etc. but only if the degree was awarded 2 years ago or less.

Further details on English Language requirements are provided here.

To commence this programme, the applicant will need to have a recognised Bachelor Honours Degree with minimum classification 2:2, (an equivalent qualification from a recognised UK or overseas institution may be accepted). In addition to the above all applicants must have a minimum of three years’ work experience.

Applicants will be required to provide supporting evidence in the form of a satisfactory work reference which covers the period in question.

Non-standard entry:
Applicants who lack the normal programme entry requirements are positively encouraged to apply. In such cases, the Admissions Team must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the programme successfully.

Applicants will be interviewed to identify their aptitude for study at postgraduate level through relevant life or career experience, and other factors relating to professional qualifications. Applicants will be required to provide supporting evidence of such achievements.

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 approval by University of Plymouth.

Further information can be found in the Recognition of Prior Learnings Regulations within the Consolidated Policies and Regulations Document.

We will not normally consider APCL’s older than 3 years unless the applicant has a recent experiential learning that is directly related to the APCL/APEL.


Tuition fees

UK/EU student fees


International student fee


Discounts offered for alumni. Please contact us for details.

How to apply

Applications to GSM London for a postgraduate programme can be made direct to us using the application form here or made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) here.  All available programmes from GSM London are listed on the UCAS website.  There is no cost to you for applying directly to GSM London or through UCAS for a postgraduate programme.

Please note the application deadlines if applying through UCAS which can be found here along with further guidance.

If at any point you require any information, advice or guidance please do get in contact with our Course Advisory team by clicking here.

Registration and Enrolment

Once we receive your application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an acceptance letter and a fee statement detailing your enrolment date, course cost and duration. 

You should arrive for enrolment on the date specified in your acceptance letter, at your chosen GSM London campus. Please note that international students will be asked to pay a percentage of tuition fees on or before enrolment.

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