Petroleum Data Management

University of Aberdeen


Old Aberdeen Campus


The aims of the programme are to provide education and training at postgraduate level for data managers both working in the petroleum sector or for those aspiring to work in the sector. The content reflects the overview of all key data management activities of relevance to petroleum data managers working in multi-disciplinary teams.

The MSc programme has been set up through an agreement between the University and Common Data Access Ltd (CDA), a not-for-profit subsidiary of Oil and Gas UK which provides data management services to the UK oil and gas industry. It will be sponsored by leading multinational companies including Shell, Total and Chevron.

The course content is being developed with input from the university's industrial partners to ensure the programme is tailored to the needs of industry.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 (upper second class or above) UK Honours degree in a science discipline, or a science-based Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth.

Those with a 2:2 may be considered if they can demonstrate they have at least 2 years of professional experience judged by the University to be of direct relevance to the programme. Please include an employer reference letter in this case.

Applicants with other qualifications may also be considered if they can demonstrate 3+ years' experience in the area of data management in the petroleum industry.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Physical Science



SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy