Teaching and Assessment
We put a strong emphasis on practical learning throughout the programme. Our teaching is carried out in small group seminars, with the option to address any issues one-to-one with staff that are experts in the field. Guest lecturers also share their deep industry experience throughout the year.
We also stress the importance of hands-on activities. You will get the opportunity to meet leading figures in the oil & gas networks, experience live trading first hand, and take part in trading competitions and field trips.
Your final project will either consist of a dissertation on a business project, exploring and offering solutions to a particular business issue. In rare cases, students may also be selected to undertake a consultancy project for a company, carrying out research on an issue or market prediction.
Contact hours and expected workload
You will receive 12-14 contact hours per week for 11 weeks for each teaching term (term 1 and term 2). The expected workload is 1800 notional hours for the entire programme.
The staff team has a strong mix of industry experience, research insight and academic knowledge. You will receive a personal attention from the head of programme, the personal tutor and the teaching team. You'll also learn from prestigious guest lecturers, and be guided by coaches and career advisors with extensive knowledge of the industry.
Methods of assessment
A range of assessment methods are used for this programme. They include:
- Class activities
- Research-based projects
We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.
Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.