Emerald Energy Institute for Petroleum & Energy Economics, Policy and Strategic Studies, University of Port Harcourt, is an Institute for graduate education in petroleum, energy economics, management & policy. Its vision is to educate, empower and engage professionals and corporate decision makers in the petroleum and energy sectors. The Modular, flexible and intensive Ph.D is run in collaboration with Petroleum Engineering Department.
Methods of Instruction and Objectives
The curriculum is flexible and intensive. It is delivered in modules by University faculty and industry experts from Nigeria and abroad. On completion of this programme, the graduates would amongst others, have acquired skills that are relevant for careers in petroleum and energy industries; in government ministries, departments and parastatals that are responsible for managing petroleum and energy resources; and in banking/financial institutions, and energy and petroleum policy consulting units, and the academia.
Entry into the PhD programme shall be on a competitive basis. The following are the criteria for the admission of students to the programme:
• Candidate with a B.Sc. Second Class Upper (or Lower Division degree with a CGPA of 3.0 and above on a 5-point scale, in Social and Management Sciences, Engineering or Geosciences with at least three years’ experience in the oil and gas industry) is eligible to apply.
• Applicants must have completed an M.Sc. degree in appropriate majors, with a minimum CGPA of 4.0 on a 5-point scale to be eligible for admission. In addition to the above requirements, ALL candidates must also satisfy the minimum graduate school matriculation requirements of the University of Port Harcourt.
The Ph.D programmme is hybrid, intensive and flexible. It would require a minimum of 12 quarters of intensive course work subsequent to MSc degree from reputable institutions with a minimum CGPA of 4.0.
Award of Degree
Ph.D Candidates shall be deemed successful in accordance to the University Senate stipulated requirements for the award of a Ph.D degree in Petroleum Economics