Studiengang Details

MSc Oil & Gas Trade Management

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Master, MSc

Taught language


Program Emphasis
Business, Energiemanagement, Handel, Handelswesen / Trade, Management, Risikomanagement

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Regent's University London
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Regent’s Park
This programme has been designed in consultation with oil and gas industry leaders.

It is unique in the UK as it focuses on the ‘downstream’ side of the industry - the management of trade in oil and gas products.

Three key themes of risk management, strategy and added value are woven throughout the programme.

You will explore the process of trade in oil and gas from the perspectives of both buyer and seller and develop the practical problem-solving skills needed for success in a growth industry.

You will also examine corporate social responsibility, and the environmental, sustainability and social issues involved.

Why should I choose this programme?
Today’s energy sector demands talented, highly trained individuals who can demonstrate leadership, strategic thinking and the ability to manage risk in complex business situations.
This programme's three key themes, along with its industry links and practical approach, will create graduates able to meet these demands.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Identify and evaluate the economic and political factors influencing the global oil and gas industry
  • Analyse the structure of the commodities markets and understand price formation and the pricing of risk management
  • Understand the legal and regulatory framework of physical trade and shipping
  • Develop a critical awareness of the uncertainties and current issues in oil and gas markets
  • Respond to the social and ethical issues prevalent in the industry
  • Be aware of the latest research and practice, and use a range of numerical, IT and communication skills to interpret data and present solutions

Program Emphasis

Term 1
Corporate Finance and Financial Markets
Oil and Gas Market Fundamentals
Quantitative and Economic Analysis
Sustainability in the Oil and Gas Sector

Term 2
Oil and Gas Contracts and Regulation
Oil and Gas Trading and Risk Management
Refining and Shipping in the Oil and Gas Industry

Term 3
Live Company Project OR


Subject to validation

  • Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), leading to Chartered Manager status for graduates
  • Affiliated to Oil & Gas UK, the trade body working with companies, governments and other stakeholders on significant issues
  • Affiliated to the Energy Institute, the professional body for the energy industry delivering good practice and professionalism across the depth and breadth of the sector

Requirements / Application

A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution.

Applicants with a non-business background will be required to demonstrate relevant experience or sound understanding of the subject area by submitting a personal statement. Candidates may be invited for an interview.

How to apply
Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

You can apply in the following ways:

  • Apply online
  • Apply directly to us using the application form available on our website
You must also provide additional supporting documents.

For more information about entry requirements, application process, please refer to the MSc Oil & Gas Trade Management programme page.

Important Dates

Regent’s operates a rolling admissions policy and accepts applications year-round. The MSc Oil & Gas Trade Management programme begins in January and September.

Tuition / Fees

Fees September 2017

Full tuition fee: £17,300
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Financial Aid


  • Regent’s currently has 4,500 students; 3,300 undergraduate and 1,200 postgraduate.
  • 142 nationalities represented amongst students.
  • 10,300 Regent’s alumni in 145 countries across the world.
  • 15:1 ratio of students to academic staff.
  • 160 partner institutions in 28 countries worldwide.
  • More than 300 Regent’s students take part in exchange programmes each year.
  • 9 different languages available to study in addition to English.

Duration of study

There are two entry points a year in January and September. If you begin your studies in September, it will take approximately 12 months; if you start in January, it will take approximately 16 months.

Career Perspective

You will develop the numerical, analytical, communication and research skills required for management positions in any organisation where energy is a key variable.
Your negotiation and leadership skills will enable you to respond effectively to complex business situations and develop as an entrepreneur in identifying and responding to new opportunities.

Our Careers & Business Relations team offers a wealth of information, advice and guidance to help you make the right decisions for your future:

  • Personalised careers guidance
  • Career-coaching sessions
  • Advice and support with starting your own business
  • Employability skills workshops
  • A series of employer and industry events throughout the year

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