Oil & Gas Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    6300 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #185 (WUR) ,
This programme aims to provide students with insights into the chemistry behind the selection of materials and processes implemented across the oil & gas sector. It builds on undergraduate chemistry experience and develops specialist skills applicable to industry associated with primary operations and with the service sector.

About

Despite the growing research emphasis on renewable forms of energy generation and the anticipated energy gap between need and supply, the oil & gas industry is expected to remain an important source of energy provision for the foreseeable future; oil and gas is projected to meet 60% of the world's energy needs in 2030. In the current environmentally conscious climate, the industry recognises the need for efficiency and its environmental responsibility, and this new postgraduate course focuses on the chemistry applicable to topics within these themes, addressing materials and energetics relevant to production and refining, and environmental impact and remediation.

Reasons to Study Oil & Gas Chemistry at Aberdeen

  • Research-led teaching in oil & gas-relevant themes
  • Strong interaction with oil & gas industry
  • Aberdeen is the oil and gas capital of Europe and is the office location for many of the major oil companies that serve the industry.
  • The University's alumni play a leading role in the oil and gas and energy industries and its staff, particularly those in Physical Sciences, work closely with industry in consultancy and research.

Programme Structure

Course taken are:

First Semester (PgCert) September-January

  • Chemistry for Flow Assurance
  • Materials for the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Interfacial Chemistry and Enhanced Oil Recovery

Second Semester (PgDip) February-June

  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Physical characterisation
  • Topical Issues in Oil & Gas Chemistry
  • Green Chemistry
  • Refinery Chemistry

Third Semester (MSc) June-September

  • Extended Research Project / Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a Chemistry, Applied Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry degree at 2:2 (lower second class) UK Honours level (or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).
  • All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.
  • an up-to-date CV/Resume
  • a degree certificate showing your qualifications
  • a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
  • a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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