Oil & gas traders need split-second timing and coolness. They need to understand the markets, as well as the political and environmental issues that influence them.
This programme is designed in conjunction with senior industry leaders to help you master the skills that the world's leading oil & gas employers require and seek.
Our one-year, full-time degree doesn't just build your analytical and trading knowledge. It also puts your skills to the test in live, high-pressure situations.
You'll learn insights and practical skills, including:
Our London location also puts you at the heart of a prime energy market, and you'll receive discounted associate membership to networks such as the Westminster Energy Forum, Energy Institute and Chartered Management Institute.
As you develop your skills, you'll have plenty of opportunities to put them into action. You will have access to a live trading room where you will make tough decisions using live databases such as Thomson-Reuters, CQG Trade and Shipping Intelligence Network.
Your final project can either be an academic dissertation or a consultancy report for a real company consultancy project delivered.
Lord Simon of Highbury, Former Chairman of BP, says:
'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 programme 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.'
This is a 12-16 month, full-time programme.
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:
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.
Our programme is designed to prepare you for an exhilarating and challenging world. Graduates have progressed to careers in:
If you complete the programme, you'll have a strong mastery of analytical, research, numerical and communication skills. In addition, your leadership and negotiation skills will enable you to quickly respond to opportunities, both as an entrepreneur and a valued corporate employee.
The programme is accredited by the Energy Institute, the energy sector's global professional organisation. The programme is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). If you choose to join as student members of the Institute (students have specific period to register) and upon completion of mapped modules within the MSc programme, you will receive a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree in a business, financial, mathematical or analytical subject from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.
We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:
English Language requirements
We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:
This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.
For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.
On-campus diagnostic test
For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.
How to apply
Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the 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:
If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application.These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to email@example.com.
For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview. Interviews can take the form of a one-to-one interview or group interview. These are generally conducted on campus but may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.
Step 2 Receive a response to your application
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email.
Step 3 Accepting your offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.
Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay.
Step 4 After you have accepted your place
Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.
Information for international students
If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.
Starting January 2019: £18,250
Starting September 2019: £18,500
Non-refundable advance deposit
Home/EU students: £1,000
Non-EU students: £4,000
Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000
What do fees include?
Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources.
What other costs should I budget for?
You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses (such as Summer programmes) that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.
The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 for the year, depending on your programme of study.
When are fees paid?
Fees are payable in the following instalments:
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India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships
Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business. Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.
Regent’s Family Reward
Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.
Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships
Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to enrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees.
Future Finance loans
Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London.
US Financial Aid
Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.
State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway
Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.
State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden
Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.
Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018-19
Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).
Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.