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    Full time & Part time available

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  • Course Duration

    MSc: 1 year FT or 2 years PT, PGDip: 9 months FT or 18 months PT, PGCert: 4 months FT or 9 months PT

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please see website for details

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  • Last Updated

    14 June 2019

You gain two complementary areas of knowledge in studying Oil and Gas Law and Economics. You understand the complex environment of state controlled hydrocarbon and mineral extraction in a high risk industry in terms of extraction safety, risks, reliability, environment and returns. On the legal side you understand the regulation of the oil and gas industry from the heart of the industry in Aberdeen, gaining valuable teaching rooted in research and learning from decades of studying and collaborating with the energy industry. On top of this huge knowledge base across the supply chain you gain further knowledge of managing uncertainty, licensing, taxation, and contracts which require a degree of legal and economic knowledge. University of Aberdeen is already well known and highly regarded due to its ability to interpret the needs of the industry and close collaboration with Advisory Boards from the industry.

Within the world of academia the programmes of note are MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance, LLM International Commercial Law and LLM in Oil and Gas and Energy which have consistently trained top professionals in the industry. Aberdeen provides a high international profile of energy specialists in the University and expertise in the industry worlwide. You benefit from world leading researchers in Energy Economics such as Professor Alex Kemp, OBE. You get access to the Aberdeen Institute of Energy, powered by the University and our strong links with industry and policymakers and our new Decommissioning Centre.

Our MSc in Law and Economics of Oil and Gas is intellectually challenging and provides career-ready credentials to help increase your employability in legal and financial oil and gas contexts. If you want to improve your oil and gas knowledge, work globally or locally in specific hubs, career opportunities could include: Commercial Adviser, Energy and Business Consultant, Investment Analyst, Market Analyst, Oil and Gas Associates, Project Manager

Courses listed for the programme

Themes include:

  • Licensing and upstream taxation
  • Investment appraisal techniques and risk analysis
  • Health, safety and environmental regulation
  • Crude oil market, determinants of oil supply and demand
  • Principles of accounting
  • Principals and features of oil and gas contracts

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Why study at Aberdeen?

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  • University of Aberdeen
  • 4 Months, 9 Months, 12 Months, 18 Months or 24 Months
  • Combination
  • Full Time or Part Time

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