This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) and specifically designed for those who plan a professional or managerial career in the field of operations management in one of the best paid industries. Students can specialise in e.g. supply chain management, project management, purchasing and business process management and explore these areas in the oil and gas context.
A recognised university undergraduate honours degree, with at least a Lower Second Class classification, or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent.
In summary, you will learn about:
Management Skills (40 Credits)
Operations Management Content (50 Credits)
Oil & Gas Specific Content (90 Credits)
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The programme offers a good mixture of theoretical and practical content, with a focus on Operations Management, taught by members of the University’s Research Institute of Logistics and Operations Management. It does not require previous business experience or knowledge as everything students need to know is being taught on the course. An excellent feature of the course is the opportunity for students to gain the ability to use the world-leading SAP software.
The MSc in Oil and Gas Operations Management is specifically designed for those with little, if any, work experience since graduation, and who are seeking to engage in postgraduate study of direct relevance to a professional or managerial career in the oil and gas industry. The programme addresses all of the main areas of oil and gas operations management and aims to provide a rigorous postgraduate business and management education leading to the award of a Masters degree, and we hope to a successful career.
This intensive 12 month programme offers you a range of key benefits, each of which will contribute to your development into an effective professional or manager who is working in operations management in the oil and gas industry.
More specifically the course will enable you to:
The MSc aims to provide you with:
The MSc aims to give you a broad critical understanding of general Business issues.
Knowledge and understanding
Other skills relevant to personal development and employability
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For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT). This enables you to become a student member and after successful graduation a full member of CILT. You get access to CILT events; this is useful for networking with practitioners and visiting companies.
This programme does not contain any examinations! Students are expected to write essays, individual and group reports, analyse case studies, develop project plans, work in groups, give oral presentations, write a critical review of research publications and finally write a dissertation proposal and a dissertation.
The University is located on a compact campus near the centre of the busy city of Preston in the north west of England. Preston is a major administrative and commercial centre which benefits from good road and rail links to the rest of the country.
The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings offer a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including a postgraduate study room, cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.
The Library and Information Services (LIS) provide a library of books, journals, and other media as well as study facilities, including bookable rooms for group use. The LIS also provides access to electronic journals and electronic information services, via the University's PC network, while document delivery services make it possible to get hold of published texts which are not in our collections.
Within each module the assessment methods are designed to contribute to your continuing development - giving feedback on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing periodic evaluations of progress.
On the UK’s official graduate careers website you find many case studies what Graduates do after having studied Operations Management or Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
Typical jobs of our Graduates are:
Your specialisation in the Oil & Gas sector will give you the opportunity to apply for Graduate schemes in this area. Our programme is a business programme with significant IT exposure (to SAP if you choose this route and invest in some additional SAP training). Graduate IT / Business Analyst roles are sought after by employers and well paid.
Structured work experiences are provided by us through assessments. In case studies you will be expected to solve real-world problems. Your exposure to SAP will give you a realistic impression how business processes in Operations Management and Logistics work. You can choose a dissertation topic that gives you work experience by allowing case study or action research. We expect our students to initiate contact with an organisation.
We are proud that our programme is taught by highly experienced members of staff. Most modules are delivered by members of the Research Institute of Logistics and Operations Management (ILOM) at Lancashire Business School.
The course team consists of experienced members of staff, some research active, others specialised on high quality teaching: