I really like the way the course is structured. You go into greater depth, you drill down on the basic matters without worrying about things on the periphery. It feels more concentrated - and the staff and fellow students have been great to work with - Mariia

BSc (Hons) Oil and Gas Management

Faculty of Business and Management

In partnership with Plymouth University

Start date

Feb 2016 Weekdays

Study options

3 yrs, 2 yrs

Key fact

Develop a specialist knowledge of the Oil & Gas industries


Greenwich, Greenford

Offering the only degree of this type in London, we combine studying management with a specialism in oil and gas. This programme will give you the skills you need to start your career within the dynamic energy sector or supporting industries.

*The new programme structure relates to students enrolling from October 2015 only.

I really like the way the course is structured. You go into greater depth, you drill down on the basic matters without worrying about things on the periphery. It feels more concentrated - and the staff and fellow students have been great to work with - Mariia

Why choose this degree?

The energy sector faces profound environmental changes. By 2023, the demand for graduates in this specialism will soar, and the degree contributes to the development and dissemination of knowledge and practice:

  • Focus on management within the oil and gas industry and the wider energy sector
  • Opportunities for work-related learning through project-based activities
  • Practitioners from industry representing key areas around the globe (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
  • Scenario-based planning, live and collaborative projects, simulations, coursework
  • Student membership of the Energy Institute, along with access to the EI library and events
  • Network with employers and graduates through the annual Energy Futures Week

Where will this degree take me?

You will be well-equipped to pursue career opportunities in the oil and gas industry and the wider energy sector in the UK and abroad. Career options relevant to this degree include project management, environmental advisory, health and safety advisory and management, research, operations and logistics, commercial management, procurement and supply chain management, as well as roles within supporting industries.

What will I learn?

The programme aims to deliver a curriculum focusing primarily on international strategy, management considerations, and corporate and cross-border regulations relevant to the oil and gas industries.

At stage one: students will develop a solid foundation for the next stage of the programme, focusing on academic and professional skills along with cognate management areas.

At stages two and three: students will delve into key oil and gas management areas along with other relevant modules to promote the employability and multi-disciplinary intent of the programme.

For a full list of modules, please see below. To read more about each module for this programme click here

Semester 1

Academic Skills

Management and Organisations

Marketing and Communications


Semester 2

Introduction to the Oil and Gas Enviornment

Professional Skills

Financial and Economic Literacy for Managers


Semester 3

Employability Skills

Global Energy Outlook

Managing Energy Resources and Regulations

Logistics and Operations for Oil and Gas


Semester 4

Project/Placement Design and Implementation

Evaluation and reflection (Work Based/Related Learning)


Semester 5

Politics in the Oil and Gas Industry

Emerging Themes

Strategic Decision Making in the Oil and Gas Industry

Elective modules (Choose One)

Research Methods

Research and the Professional


Semester 6

(Any Electives equal to 60 Credits)

Project and Risk Management

Health and Safety

Environmental Management for Sustainable Development

Capstone Project (Dissertation/Consultancy Project/Work Based Learning)

Entry requirements

An applicant must normally be 18 years of age at the start of the programme and as a minimum must have obtained:

  • 2 A Level passes (A-E/ minimum of 80 UCAS Tariff points) or successfully achieved 120 credits on the GSM London’s Year 0 programme or equivalent

We accept overseas qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above. For further information contact your local British Council office or GSM London’s International Advisors (+44 [0]208 5167 800 admissions@gsm.org.uk)

If English is not the applicant’s first language, proof of fluency through IELTS (minimum score 6.0) or another accepted system must be provided.

Other qualifications that may be considered include:

  • Advanced Level Diploma
  • BTEC National Certificate/Diploma
  • HNC/D
  • Access to HE or Year 0 provision
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Irish / Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers

Applications made under these qualifications may be subject to approval by Plymouth University.

Other equivalent qualifications may be considered if the Admissions Tutors believe applicants have the potential, motivation and knowledge to complete the programme successfully. All applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements will be invited for interview.

Mature students (those 21 and over) with evidence of full-time work experience supported by a reference from their employer may be considered on their individual merits.

Candidates who do not meet the degree entry requirements are encouraged to apply for the Foundation Year. On completion of the Foundation Year you will gain direct entry on to this degree programme, read more about our Foundation, Year 0 programme.

Accreditation for prior learning will also be considered on an individual basis.


Tuition fees



  • 2 years, £8,000 per year
  • 3 years, £6,000 per year



  • 2 years, £12,750 per year
  • 3 years, £8,500 per year

Apply direct to GSM London

You can apply directly to GSM London by completing our online application form.

Applications can also be submitted in person at one of our campuses: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.You can do this by booking a meeting with a course advisor.

You'll need to include the following documents with your application form:

  • Copies of your qualifications
  • Your CV/Resume
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • An £85 registration fee (no registration fee for non UK/EU applications)

Apply through UCAS

You can also apply through UCAS (undergraduates only) by contacting our Course Advisors on 0208 516 7856 and quoting your 10-digit UCAS ID number and details of your chosen programme. We may be able to process your application over the phone. Alternatively, you can visit the UCAS website here to register and apply.

UCAS Code Information

Greenwich School of Management (GSM London)

Institution Code Name: GSM London

Institution Code: G74

Programme Codes:

  • Two-year accelerated, H890
  • Two-year extended (includes Year Zero), H891
  • Three-year, H893
  • Three-year extended (includes Year Zero), H892

Registration and enrolment

Once we receive your application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an acceptance letter and a fee statement detailing your enrolment date, programme cost and duration.

You should arrive for enrolment on the date specified in your acceptance letter, at your chosen GSM London campus. Please note that international students will be asked to pay a percentage of tuition fees on or before enrolment.

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