New oil masters degree course launched by industry and seven Scots universities

John Scrimgeour,
John Scrimgeour

By DARA BUTTERFIELD 

A new Masters degree which will drive innovation in the oil and gas industry has been launched in a joint programme with the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre and seven Scottish universities.

The MSc in Oil & Gas Innovation will be coordinated by Aberdeen University and will initially be available through seven Scottish universities with the first intake of students in January 2016.

The Scottish Funding Council has committed to funding 30 candidates in the first year of the programme, which will be available as a one-year full-time degree or part-time over two or three years.

John Scrimgeour, executive director of the university’s Aberdeen Institute of Energy, said: “The new Masters course is designed to meet the needs of the oil and gas sector.

“At this challenging time for the industry there is an acute need for innovation and that is why I’m delighted that the university has been selected by OGIC to co-ordinate the MSc in Oil and Gas Innovation across the participating Scottish universities.”

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