A new masters degree program is being launched to drive forward innovation in the oil and gas industry following collaboration between the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Scottish universities.
Starting January 2016, the MSc in Oil & Gas Innovation will be coordinated by the University of Aberdeen and will initially be available through seven Scottish universities: University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, University of the Highlands & Islands, University of St Andrews, Heriot Watt University, University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University. Other institutions are expected to join the program as it develops.
The research-led program will focus on developing new technologies with UKCS applications in exploration, production and decommissioning and is aimed at individuals with industry experience or companies with innovative ideas that they wish to develop. It will also include modules on business innovation and technical modules related to the specific areas of research being pursued by candidates.
The Scottish Funding Council has committed to funding 30 candidates in the first year of the program, which will be available as a one-year full-time degree or part-time over two or three years.
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