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IT for the Oil and Gas Industry

Robert Gordon University

12 months
14950 GBP/year
5500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc IT for the Oil and Gas Industry course offered at the Robert Gordon University will prepare you for a career in the design and implementation of IT solutions and service management. As a graduate, you will be well-positioned for a computing career in the ever-evolving global oil and gas industry and its IT providers.


At the Robert Gordon University studying the MSc IT for the Oil and Gas Industry provides training in software development tools and techniques, IT service management, oil and gas engineering, and geoscience.

Throughout the course, content is complemented by practical work, undertaken in state-of-the-art facilities, using tools and techniques to allow you to gain the skills required to work within a technical IT environment.

This practical element will enhance your theoretical understanding by developing real-world problem-solving skills; enhancing your employability as a graduate.

Job Prospects

As a graduate of this course you will be prepared for a number of IT roles within the oil and gas industry, both as a Software Developer and Service Manager. Aberdeen is home to many multinational oil and gas companies and associated suppliers such as mainstream software houses, IT providers to major oil-related companies, specialist software consultancies, and venture capital start-ups.

The university is involved in a number of commercial collaborations on a local, national and international scale with organisations such as BP, British Geological Survey, Wood, Accenture, WIPRO and many Aberdeen-based software development companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • IT Infrastructure and Service Management
  • Data Management
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Software Project Engineering
  • Intranet Systems Development
  • Data Visualisation and Analysis
  • Oil And Gas: General Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 28 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines are agreed for individual courses. Make sure you apply in time to be sure of your chance of a place.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in a science or technical subject.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14950 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • PT: £2,750 per  year

Rest of UK and EU 

  • FT: £6,920
  • PT: £2,750 per year(1&2), £1,420 year 3


  • PT: £5,610 per year (1&2), £3,730 year 3

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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