OPITO, the skills organisation for oil and gas, are offering two scholarships of £6,000 each towards the students' maintenance costs.


In addition, the scholarship recipient obtaining the highest mark in their dissertation at the end of their studies will receive a further £500.


The scholarships are open to applicants holding an offer of admission for one of the following campus-based, one year, full-time degree programmes starting in September 2019: MSc Safety and Reliability Engineering for Oil and Gas; MSc Safety and Reliability Engineering or MSc Process Safety. The scholarships are not open to applicants wishing to study the programmes online or on a part-time basis.

Applicants must be classified by the University as Home/EU, RUK or Overseas for tuition fee purposes.

The scholars' dissertations must address the issue of 'safety in the oil and gas industry'.


The OPITO Piper Alpha Memorial MSc Safety Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, demonstration of particular personal characteristics and financial need (please see Guidelines document for full details).

Application Procedure

Please read the guidelines fully before completing the application form. To apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. Please complete the application form and select the 'OPITO Piper Alpha Memorial MSc Safety Scholarship' as the scholarship that you are applying for. Once you have fully completed the application form, click 'Submit Form'. You will then receive an automated email confirming that your application has been received.


17th of June 2019

Further Info

If you have any queries not answered by the guidelines please email or telephone +44 (0) 1224 272515

Application Docs

OPITO Piper Alpha Memorial MSc Safety Scholarship Guidelines 19-20.doc