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Oil and Gas Law with Dissertation LLM (Campus)

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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

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  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time

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  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    29 March 2019

Oil and Gas Law with Dissertation offers you an opportunity to study within a major oil and gas hub in Aberdeen city where the University has strong connections to offer a significant range of research and programmes of study. Regulation of the industry further adds to the depth of knowledge and networks on offer to design a successful programme within the context of research which began in the 1970s North Sea oil boom.

Oil and gas law gives you a wide range of knowledge to manage the affairs of international oil and gas companies within the full spectrum of law careers plus the knowledge to work within regulation and offer expertise in case law developments within the various environmental laws involved at government level. This is a specialist area of environmental law in which you study the hydrocarbon industry in terms of corporate liability and responsibility, downstream energy law, investment and arbitration law which is relevant when working with other companies on high risk exploration areas. This is an internationally relevant programme due to the nature and operations of the oil and gas industry.

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 you will have developed the analytical skills and knowledge to provide you with a firm foundation for work in this sector. The programme provides you 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.

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Compulsory Courses

  • Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship
  • State of Control of Hydrocarbons


  • International Energy and Environmental Law
  • International Law
  • Corporate Environmental Liability
  • Downstream Energy Law
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration in the Energy Sector

Semester 2

  • Contracting in Hydrocarbon Operations


  • Corporate Environmental Liability
  • Downstream Energy Law
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration in the Energy Sector

Semester 3

  • Master of Law Dissertation

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • The School of Law is ranked 10th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Our law school is considered one of the elite training grounds for lawyers since 1495
  • Aberdeen is one of the best places you can study oil and gas law as it is one of the world centres for the energy industry and directly influences research and teaching at the university
  • The university has continuously worked with the energy industry since the 1970s to provide the latest thinking and modules to students

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 12 Months or 24 Months Part Time
  • September or January start

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