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. Foreign-language students need a minimum of IELTS at 6.5 (6.0 for writing), or an equivalent score on an internationally recognised English test with above-average competence in English language. Previous study of language and linguistics is desirable.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,100 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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School of Law
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01224 272443