Why Study Oil and Gas Chemistry?

– Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, it has been highly commended as an exceptional programme which meets the needs of future employers in the Oil/Gas and Energy sector, for the local industry and worldwide.
– Since its launch in 2011, this programme has steadily grown, attracting students from around the world. It now forms a major part of our impressive suite of oil and gas and wider energy related MSc programmes.
– We provide strong research-led teaching in oil and gas relevant themes and a close interaction with the oil and gas industry, providing knowledge & experience from renowned academics and industry professionals.
– Aberdeen is the oil and gas capital of Europe and is the office location for many of the major oil companies that serve the industry. You will have the opportunity to work with and visit leading organisations during the programme.
– Graduates find work in oil and gas and energy areas, and attain leading roles in their chosen areas. As Alumni, they then feedback into this course, for example through our mentoring system, where students are encouraged to contact mentors from industry.
– Despite its focus on oil and gas chemistry themes, this degree programme will also give you the relevant chemistry knowledge and skills to perform in a variety of industrial processes.
– In the 2014 REF, our department was rated “1st in Scotland for Chemistry research impact”.
– Our main research revolves around the broad areas of Biomolecular Chemistry (Natural products, medicinal chemistry and environmental analytical chemistry with speciation) and materials (surface chemistry and catalysis).
– Chemistry staff also make extensive use of Central Facilities such as synchrotrons and neutron sources both in the UK and Europe. We are a full member of ScotCHEM which includes the international graduate school within the network of Scottish Chemistry Institutions, and can access facilities in other Scottish Universities.
– You will be taught by, and work closely with our leading academics, and will be fully integrated into the respective research groups.
– We are a close department of staff and students who actively work together. Your development will be encouraged and supported throughout your studies and you will build relationships that may last a lifetime.