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Our Master of Law Degree will equip you with the knowledge and relevant skills to enhance your professional career in a range of legal environments. Read more
Our Master of Law Degree will equip you with the knowledge and relevant skills to enhance your professional career in a range of legal environments.

Responding to student and employer demand, we have restructured our top-rated Law degree to incorporate maximum flexibility both in the topics you cover and in the way and pace you learn. Our courses are ranked within the top Universities by the Complete University Guide and The Guardian University Tables.

We have added further pathways allowing you to specialise in such sought-after areas of expertise as Dispute Resolution, International Commercial Law, International Law and Energy Law or to spread your studies across a wider selection of the modules we offer at Masters level. There is a strong international flavour to the subjects offered. You are now able to study online, on campus or combine on campus classes with online ones to suit your circumstances. Alternatively, individual modules are available for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/professional

Visit the website: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/law/study-options/distance-and-flexible-learning/llm-law-degree/

Course detail

A candidate for the LLM Master of Laws must complete 180 credit points, comprising of our list of LLM modules (see link below), and including a dissertation. The choice of modules for any one candidate may be limited by module availability in any particular year, by timetabling factors, by prerequisites that a module may have, by the limit on online modules that may be taken by international students for visa purposes, and for any other reason approved by the Head of Law. A candidate who does not hold an LLB degree or equivalent may be required to include the Legal Framework module (subject to validation) within the modules chosen.

Master of Laws: LLM Specialism

Candidates may be awarded a specialist LLM if, in addition to fulfilling the requirements and conditions of the LLM, they obtain the appropriate ratio of credit points in the specialist area. In order to obtain an LLM ‘with’ a specialism, at least 25% of the modules studied must be from the chosen specialist list of modules; in order to an LLM ‘and’ a specialism, at least 40% of the modules studied must be from the chosen specialist list, as follows:

LLM Law and Dispute Resolution

• Theory And Principles Of Conflict Resolution
• Mediation In Practice
• Dispute Resolution in Oil and Gas Contracting
• Construction Adjudication Law
• Mediation in Context
• Advanced Mediation Practice

Either
• International Commercial Dispute Resolution
or
• Arbitration Law

LLM Law and International Commercial Law

• International Business Law (on campus only)
• Intellectual Property Law (on campus only)
• Employment Contracts & Rights
• Construction Law
• Advanced Construction Law
• International Corporate Governance (on campus only)
• European Union Trade Law (on campus only)
• Compliance (In International Business)
• Legal Aspects Of Mergers & Acquisitions
• Maritime Law

Either
• International Commercial Dispute Resolution
or
• Arbitration Law Module (Distance Learning)

LLM Law and International Law

This award cannot currently be obtained through fully online study, but will be available from 2017/18;
• International Business Law (on campus only)
• Public International Law (on campus only)
• European Union Trade Law (on campus only)
• Compliance (In International Business)
• International Construction Contracts
• Maritime Law
• Intellectual Property Law (on campus only)
• Comparative Company Law

LLM Law and Energy Law

No more than 5 modules may be selected from this list, students seeking to take further options in this specialism are advised to enrol on the LLM/MSc Oil and Gas Law course.

• Oil And Gas Law
• Oil & Gas Taxation: Fiscal Law and Policy (on campus only)
• Environmental Aspects Of Oil And Gas Law
• Energy Law And Policy
• Renewable Energy Issues
• Dispute Resolution in Oil and Gas Contracting
• Oil And Gas Contract Law

Format

You are able to choose whether to take only modules that are taught on campus in face to face classes or to add to the mix by taking online modules. In either case you are supported by the Moodle learning platform, and you will be taught and supported by a teaching team which contains a balance of experienced industry professionals and high quality academic staff - who will help create a challenging interactive environment for your study.

The programme is designed to maximise flexibility in the timing as well as the content of your studies: you can join the course in September or January; you can study full-time or part-time.

Careers

Whatever you choose, our classes prepare you for a future where your knowledge and skills will truly make a difference. If you are a recent graduate, this course will assist you in securing your first role within a law or business environment, or prepare you for further academic study. In an increasingly competitive jobs market, practitioners equipped with both understanding of commercially relevant aspects of law and strong professional skills are highly sought after. The programme also provides the opportunity for lawyers in mid-career to acquire increasingly expected skills and knowledge while non-lawyers are assisted in the transition into specialist legal areas that complement their existing experience in business and commerce.

A Masters qualification is key to career advancement and professional confidence, and is a highly regarded asset in any professional or academic sector. This course will enhance your knowledge and ability, professional standing and employability. Several of the modules are accredited or recognised by professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Energy Institute.

How to apply

To find out how to apply, use the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Funding

For information on funding, including loans, scholarships and Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) please click the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/finance-and-scholarships/financial-support/uk-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-students/

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Our LLM Employment Law and Practice degree provides in-depth, current knowledge and skills in employment and labour law. The course is focused on equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be effective, highly functioning employment law specialists. Read more
Our LLM Employment Law and Practice degree provides in-depth, current knowledge and skills in employment and labour law.

The course is focused on equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be effective, highly functioning employment law specialists. The course content is designed to give you an in-depth view of relevant employment law, within the UK perspective, and develop your core legal and professional skills. It is the only UK Employment Law LLM to give students an optional ADR stream.

The course is delivered fully online (except for one optional module, which requires attendance at an on campus workshop), and can be studied either full-time or on a part-time basis. It gives you flexibility in location and when, within a week, you study.

Visit the website http://www.rgu.ac.uk/law/law-study-options/postgraduate/employment-law-and-practice-llm-distance-learning

Course detail

If you are new to studying law, the Law for Employment module is there to help you learn key legal concepts and structures necessary for understanding and applying employment law. This allows those without a recent LLB to be in a position to tackle the more advanced employment law modules later in the course. At the same time, those who have a recent law degree, or who are legal practitioners, will benefit from the choice to refresh their memory, by taking this module, or take another optional mediation module.

The course structure allows not only for flexibility in when, during a week, you study but also what you actually study, with the taking of up to three optional modules, thereby allowing you to tailor the course to your interests and needs.

The course starts in September each year but students can also choose to join the course in January. Students that start in January simply slot into the course at the start of Semester 2. While it is preferable to start in September and complete the Law for Employment and Employment Contracts & Rights modules first, the modules are all able to be taken on a standalone basis; there is no prerequisite to take these modules before any others.

Format

The course is taught fully online by dedicated employment law experts through CampusMoodle the University's virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to personally attend the university at any point during the course. CampusMoodle is an interactive and supportive VLE allowing you to study at the time and place that suits you.

Online learning is learner centred, enabling the student to take responsibility for their own learning through both individual study and active participation in the group learning activities. You will have the opportunity to interact with tutors and fellow students from around the world. Online chat, feedback and discussion groups are a key part of the learning experience, alongside dedicated tutor guidance

For each topic covered, detailed written materials and suggested reading are available and downloadable on CampusMoodle. Online chat, feedback and group discussion groups are a key part of the learning experience, alongside dedicated tutor guidance.

Online Learning

Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.

Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:
•Virtual tutorials
•Live chat
•Discussion forums - student and tutor led
•Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
•User friendly material
•Access to our online library

As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.

Careers

A Masters qualification is key to career advancement and professional confidence and is a highly regarded asset in any professional or academic sector. This course will enhance your knowledge and ability, professional standing and employability within the employment law field.

Our graduates are employed worldwide in all sectors - in oil and gas, industrial, governmental, private companies, in the legal professions and self-employed. There are also good prospects for further academic research in the employment law field.

How to apply

To find out how to apply, use the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Funding

For information on funding, including loans, scholarships and Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) please click the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/finance-and-scholarships/financial-support/uk-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-students/

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The MSc/LLM Oil and Gas Law degree focuses on the main legal issues within today's oil and gas industry. Our LLM Oil and Gas Law degree is suitable for those with legal qualifications or with considerable experience in the oil and gas industry. Read more
The MSc/LLM Oil and Gas Law degree focuses on the main legal issues within today's oil and gas industry.

Our LLM Oil and Gas Law degree is suitable for those with legal qualifications or with considerable experience in the oil and gas industry.

The course provides the opportunity to critically assess and examine key legal issues in the oil and gas sector, both in the UK and leading areas. On successful completion of the course you will be in a position to understand and deal with some of the main energy legal issues. You will also gain key employability, enterprise and transferable skills.

It can also be studied by the flexible distance learning allowing busy professionals to study at their own pace.

See the website http://www.rgu.ac.uk/law/study-options/distance-and-flexible-learning/oil-and-gas-law-full-time

Course detail

The module structure on the course is designed to allow the basic legal concepts to be covered in depth before building on this knowledge by moving onto specific oil and gas law content.

Stage 1

• Energy Law and Policy
• Oil & Gas Taxation: Fiscal Law & Policy
• Oil and Gas Law
• Environmental Aspects of Oil and Gas Law
• Maritime Law (option for Full Time course only)

Stage 2

• Oil and Gas Contract Law
• Renewable Energy Issues
• Oil and Gas Management
• Dispute Resolution in Oil and Gas Contracting
• Legal Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions

Stage 3

• Dissertation

Award: MSc/LLM Oil and Gas Law

Dissertation

In Stage 3, you will present a written research proposal for submission. This will normally form the basis for the Masters level dissertation. You will work independently but under tutorial supervision, to undertake the research and prepare the dissertation.

Format

One of the unique online study features of this course is its flexibility, so that you can learn at your own pace and at times to suit you. Study options are:

•Online distance learning, full-time fast track mode. This is suitable for those not engaged in full-time employment OR for professionals who are willing to reduce their working commitment to part-time while studying for the degree.

•Part-time distance learning mode for those wishing to study and continue working full-time.

•Full-time on campus.

The course is taught at Aberdeen Business school full-time on campus and online by distance learning or can be studied part-time (for online distance learning ONLY).

Online students will study through the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) CampusMoodle. Campus Moodle has a number of functions, ranging from a repository for lecture support material to video clips of guest speakers, and discussion forums. The discussion forum groups will be a key part of the course, actively engaging you with the course materials, the course personnel and your fellow students.

Full-time Study

In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions.

Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

Distance Learning

Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.

Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:
•Virtual tutorials
•Live chat
•Discussion forums - student and tutor led
•Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
•User friendly material
•Access to our online library

As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.

Placements and accreditation

The course has professional accreditation from the Energy Institute. This accreditation is recognition of the high level of quality training and academic expertise provided by on this course.

Careers

There is an increasing need for knowledge of the legal technicalities that affect the oil industry today. This LLM/Masters Oil and Gas Law course will enhance your ability, professional standing and employability within the oil and gas industry. Masters level qualifications are highly regarded in any professional or academic sector and is key to career advancement, the oil and gas industry is no exception. In addition, there are good prospects for further academic research in the oil and gas law field.

Graduates from law courses at Aberdeen Business School have a record of excellent employment prospects. Many are employed worldwide in all sectors – industrial, governmental, technical, administrative, operational or self-employed in companies such as Agip Oil, Halliburton, Amec, Marathon, Schlumberger, Shell, Stolt Offshore, Total and Weatherford.

How to apply

To find out how to apply, use the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Funding

For information on funding, including loans, scholarships and Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) please click the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/finance-and-scholarships/financial-support/uk-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-students/

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The Diploma in Professional Legal Practice enables graduates to practice as solicitors in Scotland. This is an accredited PEAT 1 course accredited by the Law Society of Scotland. Read more
The Diploma in Professional Legal Practice enables graduates to practice as solicitors in Scotland. This is an accredited PEAT 1 course accredited by the Law Society of Scotland.

After completion of an LLB Degree from a Scottish university, or the professional examinations of The Law Society of Scotland, those who intend to become solicitors in Scotland are required to undertake the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

The course is studied full-time over 26 weeks although there may be an option to complete the course on a part-time basis (over 2 years). Please contact the Course Leader, Val Bremner for more information on the part-time study option.

Visit the website https://www.rgu.ac.uk/law/study-options/postgraduate-taught-full-time/diploma-in-legal-practice

Course detail

This Diploma in Professional Legal Practice core modules are as follows:
•Conveyancing
•Private Client
•Litigation
•Business Finance and Practice

And selected modules from the following options:
•Commercial Converyancing
•Advanced Civil Litigation
•Company and Commercial
•Oil and Gas Practice
•Employment Practice
•Negotiation, Arbitration and Mediation
•Public Administration

Please note:
•Optional modules will be run subject to demand.
•The course also includes mandatory talks by external guest speakers including The Law Society of Scotland and mandatory court visits.

How you will learn

You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions.

Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

Placements and accreditation

This is an accredited PEAT 1 course with accreditation from The Law Society of Scotland.

Careers

The Diploma in Professional Legal Practice allows graduates to practice as solicitors in Scotland.

How to apply

To find out how to apply, use the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Funding

For information on funding, including loans, scholarships and Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) please click the following link: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/finance-and-scholarships/financial-support/uk-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-students/

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