University of Central Lancashire
Oil and Gas Engineering MSc
University of Central Lancashire

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Course overview

  • There’s a wealth of career opportunities available within the traditional and future oil industry. On our Oil and Gas Engineering programme you’ll learn to maximise hydrocarbon recovery at a minimum cost, whilst reducing the environmental impacts.

  • You’ll learn to solve future tasks and challenges related to the development and production of oil and gas fields. You’ll be led by our staff who have specialised in the discipline of oil and gas, fire science and energy for many years.

  • Studying at this level requires a high mental capacity, self-motivation and commitment to achieve this award.

  • Our teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory work, project work, case studies and site visits. Personal study also forms an integral part of our course.

Why study with us

  • You’ll study in state-of-the-art facilities, including our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.

  • We’re located within one of the most intense engineering areas in the UK, so you’ll work on real-world projects with commercial partners.

  • There’s an opportunity to undertake a professional placement as part of this course.

Further information

  • You’ll have an opportunity to undertake a professional placement as part of this course. This will extend your study time by six to twelve months depending on the length of the placement. Alternatively, there are opportunities to choose an industry-based project.

  • You’ll be responsible for finding your own placement. We’ll support you in preparation for this with our teams who can help you plan and develop your CV and applications and undertake practice interviews.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 2.5
    • Others - Further English courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • Graduate Degrees Engineering, some science
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Journalism, Nursing
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Engineering, some science
    • 7.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Journalism, Nursing
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One of the following qualifications is required: honours degree of the level 2.1 or above from a UK university or the CNAA or its equivalent in an appropriate discipline(petroleum (oil & gas) engineering, chemical engineering, fire engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry etc); degree or HND in an appropriate discipline, together with appropriate professional experience; a qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent to any of the above; overseas equivalent qualifications and English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not the first language.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Central Lancashire is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Tuition Fees Oil and Gas Engineering MSc

England UK £7100 year 1
Northern Ireland £7100 year 1
Scotland £7100 year 1
Wales £7100 year 1
EU £14500 year 1
International £14500 year 1

Additional fee information

See our course page for current fee information.

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is a government funded university located in the proud city of Preston, in Lancashire, England. The university’s main campus can be found right in the heart of the city, only a few minutes away from an assortment of shopping centres, entertainments and nightlife for those interested.

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Where is this programme taught

Preston Campus
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