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Oil & Gas Law LLM (withdissertation or with professional skills)

Course Description

The programme provides students with the opportunity to examine and critically assess key legal issues in the oil and gas sector both in the UK and in other leading jurisdictions.

Courses offered cover licensing and other methods of state control of hydrocarbon resources, commercial contracting, regulation of the oil and gas industry, principles of environmental law and maritime planning. The intention is that by the end of the programme students will have developed the analytical skills and knowledge to provide them with a firm foundation for work in this sector.

Semester 1
Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship

Oil and Minerals for Good
State of Control Hydrocarbons

Semester 2
Contracting in Hydrocarbon Operations
Corporate Environment Liability
Legal and Environmental Issues for Unconventional Hydrocarbon
International Investment Arbitration in the Energy Sector
Oil and Gas Law: Taxation of Upstream
Downstream Energy Law

Semester 3
Master of Law Dissertation

Visit the Oil & Gas Law LLM (withdissertation or with professional skills) page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Masters Scholarship - 20+ Awards

University of Aberdeen has a high academic standard and quality within all of its programmes. It wishes to promote talent and encourage students from:
African Countriesto study a postgraduate qualification at University of Aberdeen

Value of Scholarship(s)



Scholarships are available in January and September
You must have an unconditional offer for a masters taught programme
You must be a full time international student
You must be based at the Aberdeen City campus for your studies

Application Procedure

Once you have received your firm offer from the Vice Principle you will receive a scholarship offer.
Instructions will be sent to you about how to accept your scholarship.

Further Information



Regional Scholarships - Aberdeen and Shire - 20+ Awards

The award is given to those people interested in studying an energy related postgraduate qualification and who live in Aberdeen City or Shire who are accepted for a programme and who were working in the oil and gas sector and may not be in employment currently within the oil and gas sector.

Value of Scholarship(s)

20% discount


People not in work in Aberdeen and Shire
Studying energy programmes
Full and Part Time students
You must not be receiving another University of Aberdeen scholarship to qualify
Distance Learning is not eligible

Application Procedure

To view programmes and find out our application process please visit our website

Further Information


Entry Requirements

normally a 2(1) Honours degree in Law (or another discipline) or equivalent.

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