University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills

The programme covers both private law aspects of the sector, such as joint ventures and contractual arrangements, and also public law and regulatory aspects, such as environmental protection, health and safety regulation and taxation. The focus is upon setting practical and real problems in a wider conceptual context with the aim that graduates should not just know but understand the relevant areas of oil and gas law. Although there is an emphasis on UK oil and gas law this is very much set in the context of the global legal regime for oil and gas.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in law (or another related discipline) or equivalent. Relevant practical experience in the field of commercial law will also be beneficial.

Course modules

core modules: Critical legal thinking and scholarship; oil and gas law skills (exploration and production)

Assessment methods

By course work, by written examination, or by a combination of these, as prescribed for each course module. The professional skills module is assessed through a combination of attendance at and participation in classes, preparatory work, a simulated practical exercise and submission of a final piece of extended writing.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 12 months
LLM Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

School of Law
Telephone number: 
01224 272443