Detailed Information  MASTERS IN OF OIL AND GAS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND LAW  1. PRESENTATION  The oil sector has been the most active in the country, operating successfully and attracting foreign investment for decades. It is, beyond doubt, the sector with the greatest impact in the Angolan economy, and therefore demands increasing technical investment, as well as a need for well trained staff, who completely dominate the small areas of expertise in this complicated sector. However, one of the main difficulties has been a lack of skilled staff and training in key areas, a result of the lack of training abroad. In response to this demand, the Law Faculty of Agostinho Neto University, through the Legal-Economic and Social Sciences Research Center (CEJES), introduced the first Post-Graduate in Oil and Gas Law, in 2008. The increasing success of the course has turned it into a reference of UAN and a key attraction at the Law Faculty, where it has already been held for four consecutive years. Meanwhile, according to labour market demands, as well as the needs of users, the course was raised to the level of Masters in Oil and Gas Business Management and Law. In order to guarantee greater sustainability, CEJES established partnerships with several foreign institutions, which were willing to lend their support and experience in the field, such as: The Brazilian Oil, Gas and Bio-fuel Institute. The main goal of the course is to allow specialists to reach a higher level, by training national staff which will, one day, be able to form a nationwide team of coaches in this field.  2. Course Objectives  2.1	General Objectives  d)  To endow graduates from several different sectors, with the skills to teach and research at the highest level, by developing critical reasoning in specific study areas;  e) Prepare competent researchers, leading professionals, entrepreneurs, opinion makers and duly qualified professors to coordinate events within company structures as well as the academic world.  2.2 Specific Objectives  a) Grant professional scientific skills and the title of Master in Law and Management in PG. b) To capacitate graduates to carry out university level activities; evaluation and academic research; c) Grant graduates the specific training in the field of Oil and Gas Business Management and provide solid academic information to staff who already work with oil companies or are planning to do so, as well as Lawyers and public institutions;  d) Stimulate and develop interest in research within the field of Oil and Gas Business Management and Law. e) To allow the students to reflect critically on the social and ethical role of the State’s oil management policy. f) Stimulate and consolidate the scientific spirit within the oil sector, related to the technical scientific development both on a local and an international level.  3. Target  This course is meant for legal experts, managers, economists and engineers with experience and legal knowledge obtained through professional work in the oil and gas industry who are interested in increasing their knowledge and creating/developing scientific research in this field of law.  4. Type of course  This masters is meant to last two years, with two specializations, namely: a) Oil and Gas Law, b) Oil and Gas Business Management. During the first semester the course offers subjects related to essential concepts, required for the integration of students into the oil industry. The fundamental subjects, which make up the base module, are mandatory for all students enrolled in the program.  Over the second semester students have a choice of two specialties. Tutoring will take place during the first semester and the dissertation should be produced during the second year. Each of the specialty modules includes five subjects to which mandatory participation in seminars and conferences should be added.  5. Methodology  During the learning process conditions will be created for the student to learn and produce knowledge, thereby bestowing him with the tools needed to develop understanding, skills and values laid out in the classroom and to research ways of complementing the theoretical foundations relative to the course and the tools needed for solving practical and research problems. For this reason, classes will be taught through several methods and with resources such as Power Point projections, always focusing on a theoretical/practical approach, based on the accessibility of the content by students and utmost interaction between faculty and students. Debates, conferences and practical activities will be encouraged, so as to improve the teaching process. The faculty will also enable the sharing of ideas between students and other agents in the process, so as to consolidate acquired knowledge. Finally, the course will also include seminars, presenting guest speakers from companies which provide services in the oil industry, to speak about best practices and methodology of software management in the oil industry. During the whole process the professor acts as a moderator, an enabler, and not merely someone who passes on knowledge.  6. Length of the course  The course has a duration of four semesters, divided into two parts: •	The first is the curricular part, and lasts two semesters;  •	The second part consists of the dissertation, which also lasts two semesters. 7.	Criteria for admission 7.1.	These are the criteria for selection of candidates in order of preference: a)	Minimum graduation grade of 14. b)	Passing grade in the PGDPG training. c)	Academic qualification or specific scientific knowledge in Oil Law;  d)	Presentation of a relevant professional CV for attendance; e)	Being an FDUAN Professor; f)	Minimum one year professional experience in the field of Oil and Gas or similar fields.  g)	 Selection interview. 8.	Attendance and approval  Attendance of course activities is mandatory and students will only be allowed to present a dissertation if their passing grades in all other subjects is equal to or higher than 14, with no fails.  9. Leaving profile  Masters in Oil and Gas Law will be prepared to:  •	Develop research projects in the field of Oil Law; •	Teach at university level in respective field of expertise; •	Discuss different approach perspectives of issues in the field; •	Oversee applied research, studies and analytical projects in Oil and Gas Law.  Masters in Oil and Gas Business Management will be prepared to:  •	Develop research projects in the field of Oil and Gas Business Management •	Teach at university level in respective field of expertise; •	Discuss different approach perspectives of issues in the field; •	Oversee applied research, studies and analytical projects Oil and Gas Business Management •	Lead, aid and technically assist management level staff at Oil institutions;  10.Course structure and organization  The MDGNPG is composed of two modules, a common one and two alternative specialized modules. The first year is split into two parts: the first semester calls attention to the theoretical foundations of the basic areas of the course, the nuclear subjects, and in the second semester focuses on initiating students into the substantive areas of the program (according to specialty), through the specialty subjects. This period of the course should be concluded with the mandatory presentation of a research project. The second year will be entirely dedicated to writing a master’s dissertation. In case of necessity, review classes of Scientific Work Methodology can be taken. The first semester has a workload of seven subjects, taught over the maximum length of one month. Each subject is composed of 20 hours of classes, 4 hours a day. Additionally students will be required to spend 20 hours per month on research. This adds up to 40 hours of classes per subject in the first semester, and 180 for the first semester altogether.  The second semester will have a workload of 5 subjects per specialty, taught over one month, with a full week of classes per subject, adding up to 160 hours. This means that the curricular part of the course will have a 500 hour workload. Adding 500 hours required for the dissertation, the whole masters course is calculated at 1000 hours.   This time frame includes hours dedicated to individual or group study, research, participation in academic events, preparation for evaluation, writing, presentation and defense of papers, research projects and final thesis.  11.Evaluation process  A scale of 0-20 is used for evaluation. The evaluation is based on presentation of individual papers, group papers and a paper, to be written at the end of each subject, on one of the issues covered in the subject, or through a written exam. The evaluation mechanisms, regular UAN practice notwithstanding, will be indicated in the program of each subject and should include a mandatory individual written paper. At the end of the second semester, students should submit a masters research/dissertation project, which must be approved before the dissertation work can begin. The evaluation of the projects will be conducted by a judging panel created for this purpose.  12. Course Management  The course is managed by CEJES, under the supervision of the Centers Director, aided by an executive secretary, responsible for the course. Academically, the director will also be aided by the course professors who will take part in judging committees to evaluate candidates, dissertation projects and dissertations. The daily managing of the masters is the responsibility of the MDGNPG.  13.Tutoring  Immediately after enrolling in the course, students will be provided with a tutor to accompany their progress in the curricular part and in the various stages of preparing the dissertation project. The tutor will be chosen by agreement between the professor and the student, among professors with a doctorate, according to UAN rules. If necessary, the course director is free to name a supervisor from among the professors of the program, taking into account his area of expertise and relevance for the student’s supervision.  14. Available Resources  The Masters in Oil and Gas Business Management and Law is part of UAN’s effort to improve quality of teaching, promoting scientific research and provision of services to the community. Resources available are those of the university, namely FDUAN facilities, more specifically the common areas.  15. Faculty  The faculty will be composed of national and foreign professors, invited to take part by the director of the CEJES, following consultation of the scientific council of FDUAN.  16. Length and Classes  The course will last 2 years. Classes in the curricular year (1st) take place from Monday to Friday, 18h to 20h, with a 10 minute break, at the Law Faculty of UAN.  17. Bibliography  CEJES and the FDUAN library have ample resources and bibliography on Oil and Gas Law, which is the basis for the masters. Besides this, within the scope of partnerships with CEJES partners, necessary bibliography will be acquired for the correct execution of the program, as is foreseen in the budget created for this purpose. CEJES has a small virtual research room, which gives students access to electronic bibliography as well as general internet access.  Course Administration: Center for The Study of Legal-Economic and Social Sciences  Agostinho Neto University THE CENTER POST GRADUATE MASTERS EVENTS NEWS PARTNERSHIPS CONTACTS
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