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Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills LLM (Blended Learning)

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  • Study Type

    Distance learning , Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Environmental Sciences


  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Find out about fees:

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  • Last Updated

    29 March 2019

Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills offers you opportunity to learn from the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen, regulators and academics with strong connections within the industry since the North Sea oil boom of the 1970s. The city is a major oil and gas hub globally and sitting alongside are UK government regulators to ensure environmental protection remains paramount.

This programme can be studied internationally as much of its content is delivered online and you can study either part time or full time to suit your own requirements. This is a niche area of law specifically applied to the oil and gas industry globally. You cover petroleum law, regulation, decommissioning, co-operative contracts in the oil and gas industry, oilfield service contracts, governance, and disputes. It is a fairly complex area of law due to the high level of risk involved and corporate responsibility of the industry which takes safety very seriously in terms of environmental compliance and risk to public relations which can affect trade.

You gain content and courses which are directly influenced by the industry and its understanding. The School of Law and University are widely recognised for their oil and gas related programmes across the supply chain. The School of Law provides research within the Centre for Energy Law. A further research group within Energy and Environmental law feed further knowledge into the constantly changing oil and gas industry. Though the industry constantly changes in terms of location there is always a need to apply legal requirements and this has been considerably enhanced by the newly emerging decommissioning requirements globally.

You study using the Virtual Learning Platform, Sir Duncan Rice Library online and MyAberdeen. You have access to specialist law databases and you attend a professional skills component at the campus during the summer. You have access to videos, projects and lots of support.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1



  • Petroleum Law; Resource Management
  • Regulatory Law for Petroleum Operations
  • Decommissioning of Offshore Installations: Regulatory Aspects
  • Co-Operative Contracts in the Oil and Gas Industry

Semester 2

  • Risk: Allocation in Oilfield Service Contracts
  • Governance in Petroleum Developments
  • Decommissioning of Offshore Installations: Commercial Aspects
  • Investment Disputes in the Oil and Gas Context

Semester 3

  • Oil and Gas Law Professional Skills- Exploration and Production

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by Law School ranked 10th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Law has been taught at Aberdeen since 1495 and the inception of Kings College
  • Teaching has been influenced by the energy industry in Aberdeen since the 1970s when Aberdeen became European energy capital
  • You can attend seminars and events run by the Institute of Energy, and the Centre for Energy Law

Where you study

  • Blended Learning - see web page for details
  • 12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time
  • September or January start

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