Swansea University

Swansea University

Oil and Gas Law

The business of hydrocarbon energy supply remains one of the most fundamental aspects of global commerce and natural resources law in the modern era. It is not limited to exploitation of petroleum but encompasses many different aspects of law and business, from protecting the intellectual property rights of new oil and gas technology, to complex joint venture contracts, and to compensation regimes for pollution liability. The course is built upon the wide range of high calibre research produced by the members of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, who are also teaching on the programme. Students pursuing this course have the opportunity to study an impressive and diverse choice of subjects of relevance to this growing area of law, enabling them to study and understand the complex legal features of the petroleum industry.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course is a good initial degree in law or cognate discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply. IELTS English Language requirement of at least 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) is also required.

Course modules

Modules typically include: oil and gas law (contracts and liabilities); charter parties (law and practice); marine insurance; international trade law; international commercial arbitration; law and practice in international banking and commercial payments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time £ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
LLM Part-time £ 4,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Law and Criminology Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 513516