Study the MSc Energy Environmental Management (Oil & Gas)

"I found the course material to be relevant and up to date, expanding on what I’d seen in industry, and providing the theory on what I was already using in practice."

Andrew Bates, Project Manager Gardiner & Theobald

    GCU are uniquely positioned for training linked to the North Sea Oil & Gas industry

The North Sea has already been a remarkable boon to the UK. Over the past four decades, 698 offshore fields have been discovered in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), producing some 41bn barrels of oil and gas to date. And yet the Government believes that there is another 20bn barrels – nearly half as much again – still to produce. Oil & Gas UK predicts capital investment will hit £13.5bn in 2013, exceeding a previous forecast of £13bn, and up from £11.4bn in 2012.

With increasing environmental legislation and regulation, commercial and industrial organisations, local authorities and public bodies all require some environmental input to their activities. The programme challenges you to broaden your understanding of environmental issues in the context of your previous background and qualifications. You will develop the vision to grasp the inter-disciplinary nature of environmental issues

    An outstanding course structure

Major oil and gas industry multinational and overseas projects require professionals with multi-faceted skills who can operate in a variety of cultural and socio-economic settings around the world. This one year course provides a wealth of skills development in the areas of project management, development and project economics, construction management, risk and value management, and international project finance.

    Course Modules

Trimester A

Core modules: The Oil & Gas Industry; Health, Safety & Environmental Management. Elective modules: Oil & Gas Contracts & Dispute; Environmental Pollution, Monitoring & Analysis; Resources & Sustainability; Sustainable Waste Management; Environmental Planning & Impact Assessment; and Climate Change & Carbon Management.

Trimester B

Core modules: Environmental Regulation & State; Control of Oil & Gas; and Oil & Gas Exploration.

Elective modules: Energy Technology; Renewable Energy Technologies; GIS & Environmental Management; Water Quality & Waste Water Treatment; Contaminated Land & Landfill Engineering; and Advanced Waste Treatment Technologies.

    Outstanding career prospects in the Oil & Gas industry

The MSc Energy and Environmental Management programme has been developed in consultation with industry, ensuring graduates’ skills are aligned to the needs of the job market

Graduates of this programme can expect to find work as environmental specialists within the oil and gas industry and a wide range of sectors often related to various previous qualifications. Graduates of the MSc Energy & Environmental Management have gone on to work for: regulators such as Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA); various local authorities; and national and international consultancy companies, including Carl Bro Group, ERS Land Regeneration and Valpack.

    Study in Glasgow, Scotland

With a population of around five million, Scotland retains its own distinctive culture within the United Kingdom. A popular tourist destination, Scotland is famous around the world for its breath-taking Highlands scenery, tartan, whisky and friendly inhabitants.

With its exciting mix of culture, architecture, music, nightlife, shopping and sport, not to mention its friendly residents, Glasgow has everything you need. Accessible, affordable and multicultural, this is a great city for students from all backgrounds and cultures. Lonely Planet listed Glasgow as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit.