Next start date: September 2013
Degree type: MSc/PGDip
UCAS Code: Apply direct to the University
Duration: One year full-time
This one year course is designed for graduates from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to seek a postgraduate academic qualification in oil and gas accounting. The award should open up opportunities either for further study, for example a PhD, or it may enable career development in the oil and gas industry or in government departments or regulatory agencies concerned with the exploitation of oil and gas resources.
The international oil and gas industry is short of qualified staff in oil and gas accounting and this industry is one of the most important sectors within the global economy.
Managing oil and gas resources requires a deep knowledge and understanding of the drivers which impact on this globally important sector. It is vital that all organisations have knowledge of the financial and accounting implications of the future global economy where oil and gas resources are increasingly scarce and where the volatility of pricing of such resources is already a recurring feature in the global press.
Our MSc Oil and Gas Accounting, delivered by respected researchers, offers the blend of theory, knowledge, analytical and practical skills required for effective management of key energy resources. This course will enable you to understand the key issues which relate to oil and gas accounting which will be critical to the success of any relevant organisation.
Those exiting the course after successful completion of the taught component (i.e. Postgraduate Diploma) would be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Oil and Gas Accounting.
Your core course will include essential foundation areas of management accounting, financial accounting and finance. The second semester further develops the international elements and deepens your knowledge of the oil and gas sector. Throughout the course the emphasis is placed on contemporary and emerging energy topics which you will often explore through case studies. You will also develop your research and interpersonal skills via our integrative seminar course which will expose you to the latest thinking in this area.
How you learn
In addition to attending lectures, you will be required to contribute actively to group and seminar discussions. You will be able to develop your own specialist knowledge of the oil and gas sector through highly relevant and contemporary modules and your dissertation, which will develop and deepen your knowledge. You will work in teams, prepare case analysis or develop scenarios, and deliver presentations using professional tools.
How you are assessed
Assessment is diverse to reflect the broad range of knowledge and skills you will develop throughout the course, and also to recognise the diverse learning style preferences our students bring to our course. You will be assessed through conventional examinations and coursework, and through presentations, team work and skills-based tasks.
An Honours degree in any field (minimum lower Second class) or equivalent, or a professional accounting qualification with relevant experience.
Entry with advanced standing, and with qualifications other than those stated, will be in line with the University’s policy and regulations.
Applicants whose prior study profile indicates a minor shortfall in a particular prerequisite subject area may be required to undertake a bridging course (details available on request).
All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language and the University's minimum requirements are listed here
Your advanced understanding of financial markets and the oil and gas sector in particular will be valuable to any organisation, domestic or international, that operates and wants to leave a mark in the global arena. The course prepares you for accounting or finance roles with significant responsibility in any industry or sector that requires knowledge of the oil and gas sector which is arguably one of the most important in the future global economy.
MSc Oil & Gas Accounting
Want to know more
Admissions Tutor: Mr Rulzion Rattray
Tel: +44 (0) 1382 308476
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Fee quoted is the total cost providing that the MSc follows on immediately after the PG Dip element and is completed within the same academic year as started. Fees may be subject to increase.