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Decommissioning, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #194 (QS) ,
The world's first and only Masters degree in decommissioning oil rigs, platforms and offshore structures. Decommissioning programme at University of Aberdeen will focus on the key aspects associated with decommissioning such as engineering, project management, business, law and health, and safety and environment.

About

The aim of Decommissioning programme at University of Aberdeen is to provide students with a broad range of knowledge and expertise in the physical process of taking offshore platforms out of service, including engineering, project management, business, law, health and safety, and environmental studies.

The MSc Decommissioning was designed in collaboration with major operators, supply chain companies and regulatory bodies and features guest lectures from leading decommissioning industry experts. In addition, many students have the opportunity to undertake industry-based projects as part of the programme.

The University of Aberdeen is the recognised leader in offshore oil and gas decommissioning and is home to the newly established National Decommissioning Centre of Excellence. Established with support from the Scottish Government, through the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, the centre will work in partnership with companies to develop and deploy technology that delivers cost-effective decommissioning at the end of field life, and during oil and gas production operations, including ‘small piece’ decommissioning techniques.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Offshore Structures & Subsea Systems 
  • Well Plugging and Abandonment 
  • Decommissioning of Offshore Installations: Regulatory Aspects Points
  • Petroleum Economics and Project Evaluation 

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

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    • Minimum required score:

      90

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    General Requirements

    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 Engineering, Geosciences, Economics, Business, Law, or other science, technology and commercial degrees.

    Other degree classifications will be considered if the applicant can demonstrate 3+ years of industry experience.

    Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate

    Please note that international applicants for this programme require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. The ATAS certificate must be obtained before applying for a Tier 4 visa. 

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      21000 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      5800 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for Aberdeen

    • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
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