*PLEASE NOTE: course is subject to approval. Entry requirements will be confirmed once the course is validated.*
This course is specifically designed for graduate and professionals involved internationally in the oil and gas industry. This includes lawyers, but also geologists seeking out new oil and gas sites, engineers planning the drills, and those responsible for drawing up contracts, who all need to know the legal technicalities affecting their industry.
It offers a unique opportunity to rapidly increase you understanding of the legal issues involved in various international scenarios and to improve your techniques and skills in drafting a variety of international contracts.
• Acquire the fundamentals of international oil and gas agreements (i.e. upstream and downstream) along with negotiation techniques and strategies that work in international and multicultural settings
• Learn how to effectively negotiate in concert with counsel and how to get the terms negotiated incorporated into an enforceable international oil and gas agreement
On this Oil and Gas Management LLB course, you will undertake four 30 credit units and one 60 credit project unit.
Our courses are designed to be engaging, attractive and flexible in the current global marketplace. There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.
The entry points are (commencing September 2017):
• September • November • January • March • June • July
Your course takes place over three semesters. Depending upon when you join the course, this will determine the order of units which you will study. You will benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at one of the earlier points of entry.
• Induction Week • Unit 1 (30 credits) • Unit 2 (30 credits) • Unit 3 (30 credits) • Unit 4 (30 credits) • Business/Law project (BLP) 60 credits
The structure provides an intense and highly rewarding learning experience. The induction week will prepare you well for study on your course. You will then study only one unit at a time, which will enable you to focus upon the subject. Our evidence-based approach is designed to enhance engagement and success by applied practice, working with others and network development. The learning delivery takes place through a mix of interactive lectures, seminars, tutorials and lab sessions, along with guided learning, independent and autonomous learning. This emphasis on active learning uses the latest in teaching and learning approaches, integrated with our employability practice-based method with real businesses to enable you to gain real experience as part of your course.
This Master's course provides the opportunity to undertake different types of project, a "Capstone" experience which completes the integration of your studies applied in one of the following:
• A six month work placement - a work-based learning approach in a suitable organisation, formulated in advance with the employer and business school.
• Internship - this is an assessed activity lasting one to three months, as monitored work or service/volunteer experience formulated in advance with the Business School. You will have specific learning goals and will actively reflect on the complete learning experience.
• The Live Project - this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation. The exact nature of the level of work, and nature of responsibility will depend upon the chosen organisation. However, there will be close negotiation between the company and the Business School.
• The dissertation - this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course. It will consist of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.