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The Oil, Gas and Energy Law LLM is one of a portfolio of degrees offered by Coventry Law School. It seeks to develop industry professionals working within the energy sector who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of the wider legal issues surrounding the oil, gas and energy sectors, and those who wish to enter the sector.

Offering an international student experience, the opportunity to undertake an internship (subject to availability and competitive application) at an organisation within the energy sector and integrated research, the course will develop valued skills whilst offering students further opportunities to gain experience of working within the industry.


By design, the course aims to take a broad approach into the law and its application within the energy sector. Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge to a diverse range of employment opportunities in this exciting industry.
-The opportunity to specialise in the dissertation to match specific career aspirations
-Access to a wide range of legal resources
-The potential for international fieldtrips through the Global Leaders Programme (GLP)
-Level 7 award from CMI
-An interactive and internationally diverse learning environment
-As part of the course, students will benefit from the expertise of a leading academic in the field of Legal Risk Management
-Opportunities to gain valuable workplace experience through the internship module, subject to availability and competitive application


The LLM will take into account the dynamic nature of the energy industry, as signposted in the Contemporary Issues in Oil and Gas module. Specifically the LLM incorporates mandatory modules on Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility within the energy sector, Furthermore with the opportunity to gain a Chartered Management Institute award (CMI).

As part of their studies, students will be given the opportunity to complete a dissertation in an approved related topic, or to undertake an internship (subject to competitive application) with a host organisation within the energy industry. Both the dissertation and internship will be facilitated by training in research skills and research methods.

Please note: Students will need to pass all Semester 1 modules and attend two compulsory employability skills workshops. After an interview with an internal panel of academics and formal presentation, successful students are selected by the host organisation.


Law graduates of the LLM Oil, Gas and energy Law will enhance their knowledge on the oil and gas industry. They will be able apply their knowledge to a wide variety of situations. While very many law graduates take professional exams in law and go on to practice law either in the UK or abroad, many others pursue alternative careers. Particularly with those who have chosen to pursue a postgraduate qualification in law, as the skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate law degree are in great demand from non-legal employers.

For non-law graduates the programme aims to enhance the employability of professionals who seek to upgrade their skills while at the same time gaining formal academic recognition for such upgrading. Students will gain a number of transferable skills transferrable skills, including, working independently and reflecting on feedback to improve their performance. The ability to think analytically; using the skills to construct sound discussion.


As part of the final assessment students are given the option to undertake an internship. This can be within a company of their choosing, or they may use the university connections to obtain a placement within the Energy industry.


The university runs a number of field trips throughout the year in conjunction with a number of partnerships. Furthermore, international experience is also enhanced through the Global Leaders Programme (GLP) activities.


To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Visit the Oil, Gas and Energy Law - LLM page on the Coventry University website for more details!




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