University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Oil & Gas Chemistry


University of Aberdeen, Kings College

St Mary's Building

Aberdeen, Scotland

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Oil & Gas Chemistry, PgCert Oil & Gas Chemistry

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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. 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.



International Student Requirements:

A lower second class honours degree or above in Chemistry or an upper second class honours degree in a Chemistry related degree. International applicants are also required to provide proof of proficiency in English. Preference will be given to candidates who have established a formal link with a suitable UK company prepared to host their extended project studies. 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.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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