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University of Aberdeen: Decommissioning (Online)

Institution University of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Telephone 01224 272090
Study type Taught


Join the world’s first and only accredited online Masters degree in decommissioning oil rigs, platforms and offshore structures.

Earn an accredited Masters degree in decommissioning oil rigs, platforms and offshore structures. - Train in all aspects of decommissioning on a degree accredited by the Energy Institute and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology.

  • Gain a broad range of knowledge and expertise in the physical process of taking offshore platforms out of service.

Through this MSc, you’ll cover engineering, project management, business, law, health and safety, and environmental studies.

Hand-in-hand with industry This distance-learning Masters in Decommissioning has been designed in collaboration with major industry operators, supply chain companies and regulatory bodies. As a result, you’ll enjoy guest lectures from leading decommissioning industry experts and undertake industry-based projects.

Who can study online MSc Decommissioning? You can apply for this flexible degree if you’re a graduate or experienced professional looking to upskill or move into the growing decommissioning sector. We welcome applications from students from a wide range of academic and industry backgrounds, including:

  • engineering

  • business

  • law

  • or environmental science.

Online MSc Decommissioning is part-time.



The University of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest university and the fifth  oldest in the UK. Founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495, the beautiful campus attracts a diverse international community of over 14,000 students  from over  130 countries.

The University of Aberdeen is ranked as a Top 20 UK university by the Guardian University Guide 2024 and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024, and ranks among the best 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023). It also ranks second across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for student satisfaction in The …

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