Next start date

Autumn 2018*


February, June and October

Study options

1 year



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; a top UK university aged under 50 according to the Times Higher Education's Young University Rankings 2017. 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
  • Plus 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.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a recognised Bachelor’s Honours Degree with minimum 2:2 classification or equivalent.

If English is not the applicant’s first language, an IELTS minimum score 6.5 or another accepted system is required.

Applications from candidates who lack the standard programme entry requirements are positively encouraged and will be considered on individual merits.

Recognition of prior learning will be considered.

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.


UK/EU student fees


International student fee


Discounts offered for alumni. Please contact us for details.

*We have applied for designation for this programme from the Department for Education and are waiting for a decision. Until the decision is received we are unable to confirm the availability of student support. Visit the HEFCE website for more information.</p

How to apply

To speak to a dedicated course advisor about the MSc Applied Economics and Finance, please email or phone +44 (0)20 8516 7850

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.

Other courses in this subject

BSc (Hons) Oil and Gas Management