The MSc Oil & Gas Computing programme has been developed in collaboration with world leading oil and gas companies and service providers in the energy industry. The programme is truly unique and is specifically for Computing Science graduates looking to gain the required knowledge to help solve a major “skills gap” within the oil and gas sector.
Head of Computing Science
For further information about the programme or to discuss your application, please contact the Graduate School Admissions Unit.
The programme is structured across three semesters, each building on the achievements of the previous one. Students who reach the end of a semester of study have the option of graduating with the qualification reached (PgCert or PgDip) or continuing into the next semester of study to enhance their qualification to the next level (PgDip or MSc).
The programme covers:
Students are assessed via examinations, coursework and/or continuous assessment. Examinations take place in December and May.
Students benefit from the academic expertise of those involved in teaching and supervision, within one of the most vibrant Computing Science departments in the UK as well industry professionals from leading Oil & Gas service providers.
The programme has been specifically developed in consultation with industry to ensure the specific IT skills demands of the oil & gas sector are met. Graduates who complete the programme will gain a significant advantage for securing exciting and challenging positions within oil service companies and international oil companies.
Our graduates have gone onto work in the following areas:
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Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree (or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth) in the area of Computing Science.
Key subjects you must have covered: Programming, algorithms, software engineering, databases and mathematics.
It is important to note that the programmes of postgraduate study at the University of Aberdeen are very competitive and the entry requirements stated are a guide to the minimum requirements, but do not guarantee entry.
For this application we need at least:
It is important when submitting an application that you ensure you have completed all the necessary sections and enclosed all the relevant documentation to ensure that your application can be processed as quickly as possible.
We have one intake of students each September. Late applications may be asked to wait until the next intake should the programme coordinator feel there is insufficient time to consider the application. Prospective students who require a visa to study in the UK are advised to apply as early in the year as possible to secure a place. Applications received after 30th June from students who need to apply for a visa to study in the UK will not be processed for entry but will be considered for entry into the following intake as appropriate.
Even if you have been educated in the medium of English you must meet our English Language requirements. These are located at www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/english-requirements.php. This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. If you are in doubt about your proficiency in English, contact the British Council office or its equivalent in your country. If your first language is not English, it is important that your proficiency in English is good in order for you to study successfully at the University of Aberdeen . Without this ability you will find great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations.
UK/EU Students - £4,500
International - £17,200
Information on tuition fees, can be found on the University Registry website.
The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated (or about to graduate) with a degree from the University of Aberdeen.
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