Oil & Gas Trade Management - MSc

Designed and developed in consultation with senior executives and directors of major organisations of the Oil and Gas industry, this programme is unique in the UK as it focuses on the ‘downstream’ side of the industry - the management of trade in oil and gas products.

Three key themes of risk management, strategy and added value are woven throughout the programme.

You will explore the process of trade in oil and gas from seller, buyer and intermediary perspectives, and develop the practical problem-solving skills needed for success in a growth industry.

Trading and Finance modules, partially delivered by a city-based major graduate trading and training company, will provide you with the experience of a practical trading project in real trading conditions.

You will also examine corporate social responsibility, and the environmental, sustainability and social issues involved.

Why should I choose this programme?

Today’s energy sector demands talented, highly trained individuals who can demonstrate leadership, strategic thinking and the ability to manage risk in complex business situations.

This programme's three key themes, along with its industry links and practical approach, will create graduates able to meet these demands.

The programme is taught by highly qualified academics and experienced industry professionals, and learning is enhanced by high-profile guest speakers.  You will also have access to and the support of dedicated internal and external career advisors and coaches specialising in the Oil and Gas sectors

This degree is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), providing you with access to CMI resources during your studies, and enabling you to gain CMI membership upon degree completion.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Identify and evaluate the economic and political factors influencing the global oil and gas industry
  • Analyse the structure of the commodities markets and understand price formation and the pricing of risk management
  • Understand  the legal and regulatory framework of physical trade and shipping
  • Develop a critical awareness of the uncertainties and current issues in oil and gas markets
  • Respond to the social and ethical issues prevalent in the industry
  • Be aware of the latest research and practice, and use a range of numerical, IT and communication skills to interpret data and present solutions

Future opportunities

You will develop the numerical, analytical, communication and research skills required for management positions in any organisation where energy is a key variable.

Your negotiation and leadership skills will enable you to respond effectively to complex business situations and develop as an entrepreneur in identifying and responding to new opportunities.

CMI membership provides access to a wealth of resources that foster employability, including Continued Professional Development (CPD) and access to dedicated job postings.

Endorsement

  • Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), leading to Chartered Manager status for graduates
  • Affiliated to Oil & Gas UK, the trade body working with companies, governments and other stakeholders on significant issues
  • Affiliated to the Energy Institute, the professional body for the energy industry delivering good practice and professionalism across the depth and breadth of the sector

Length

There are two entry points a year, in January and September.

If you begin your studies in September, the course will take approximately 12 months to complete.

If you start in January, it will take approximately 16 months.

Additional information

The MSc Oil & Gas Trade Management is a full-time programme covering three terms.

Three key themes of risk management, strategy and added value are woven throughout the programme.

Your final project will include a live company brief culminating in a consultancy project.

Modules

Term 1
Corporate Finance and Financial Markets
Oil and Gas Market Fundamentals
Quantitative and Economic Analysis
Sustainability in the Oil and Gas Sector

Term 2
Oil and Gas Contracts and Regulation
Oil and Gas Trading and Risk Management
Refining and Shipping in the Oil and Gas Industry

Term 3
Live Company Project OR
Dissertation

See module descriptions

Future start dates

17 September 2014

January 2015
September 2015

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Fees

Fees 2014/15
Full course fee: £19,450
Registration fee: £420 (non-refundable)
Non-EU Advance deposit: £730 (non-refundable)
Alumni Fee: £360

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Academic

A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree in any discipline demonstrating sufficient analytical and numerical skills, or its international equivalent from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre will be considered.  Applicants with a non-business background will be required to demonstrate relevant experience or sound understanding of the subject area by submitting a personal statement.  Candidates may be invited for an interview.

 

Exceptional Entry
We welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ managerial work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

Please contact us for further information on applying through this route: exrel@regents.ac.uk

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has suspended the consideration of applications for temporary and indefinite leave to remain which rely on tests administered by ETS to prove their English language ability, including TOEFL. This refers to applications from people who are already in the UK only; for individuals who are both applying for a visa and testing outside the UK there is no change.

Regent’s University London will accept ETS TOEFL, but with the exception of those that have taken or plan to take their tests in the UK or plan to submit their visa application in the UK.

UK Visas & Immigration have set up a helpline to assist people with a pending visa application who are relying on a test certificate or who were about to apply with such a certificate. Please call +44 (0) 114 207 3463 if you have any further questions relating to this issue. We will continue to monitor the situation and official guidance issued by UKVI.

If you are entering the UK on a Tier 4 student visa please ensure that your language test meets the requirements of both Regent’s University London and also those of UKVI.

– FEB 2014

 

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL.  English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 (internet-based test) (for non-EU students you must score a minimum of the following in each component: 17 in Listening: 18 in Reading: 20 in Speaking: 17 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) with an average score of 58 (minimum of 51 in each component) (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Please check their website for current information: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

How to apply

Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates of all academic study undertaken after secondary school
  • Two letters of reference in support of your application. These can be academic or professional. If you have recently graduated, at least one should be from your previous academic institution
  • A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience if applicable.
  • A 300 to 500-word personal statement in support of your application, outlining your reasons for applying to your chosen programme and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, RUL reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the non-refundable registration fee
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit (if applicable)

Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation, and (where needed) the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Border Agency website (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa): www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Study methods

Staff combine academic expertise with active research interests or industry experience at managerial and executive level.

You will learn in small group seminars and tutorials, where the emphasis is on interaction and activity-based learning.
 
You will hear from highly prestigious guest lecturers and work on projects using live databases such as Thomson-Reuters to devise solutions to real energy sector issues.

Students with disabilities

Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

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Last updated: 11 April 2014

 

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Key information

Name
Oil & Gas Trade Management
Qualification
MSc
Level
Postgraduate
Accreditation
UK
UCAS Code
School
European Business School London
Mode
Full time
Length
12-16 months
Fees
£19,450 *
Scholarships
No
Start date
17 September 2014
Study abroad
No
Validation
Validated by Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees, scholarships and future start dates

Industry quotes

Stephen Hodge, former CFO - Royal Dutch Shell

The MSc Oil & Gas Trade Management programme at Regent’s University London has been well designed to equip students for a career trading in the oil and gas world. It covers the background to the industry and the markets that every player needs to be familiar with, and offers a grounding in the essential commercial features of the downstream world. This syllabus is highly recommended for a person who seeks to work in this sector of the industry.
 

Lord Simon of Highbury, former CEO and Chairman of British Petroleum (BP)

It is encouraging to see a programme which aims specifically to train more young professionals for the vital roles necessary to sustain the energy industry worldwide. The broad scope of the course which covers such modules as the financial and contractual challenges of the trading business and also the necessary attention to safety and environmental challenges reveals several options for future careers in this vital industry

 

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