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MSc / LLM Oil and Gas Law



Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QE, Scotland, UK,

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MSc / LLM Oil and Gas Law

Type of course

Online Distance Learning

Length of course

3 years

Date of commencement

The online programme begins in January and September


3,410 Stage 1
3,410 Stage 2
2,270 LLM or MSc Dissertation Stage

Admissions requirements

A first degree in law, business or HR management and/or a professional qualification is preferred but not essential. If you do not have a formal undergraduate degree, relevant experience in the employment law field can be an acceptable substitute, subject to Course Leader approval. Proficiency in English to the level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is also required.

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The Robert Gordon University

MSc / LLM Oil and Gas Law

MSc/LLM Oil and Gas Law focuses on the main legal issues within today's oil and gas industry.

Aberdeen is the energy capital of Europe and this postgraduate course in Oil and Gas Law, taught at Aberdeen Business School, has been developed to provide graduates with the skillset required in an area of increasing market demand.

Anyone who wishes to specialise in oil and gas law will find this course very beneficial. It is aimed at oil and gas professionals from any jurisdiction. It 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.

Course Structure

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
Comparative International Tax Law
Oil and Gas Law
Environmental Aspects of Oil and Gas Law

Stage 2

Oil and Gas Contract Law
Renewable Energy Issues
Oil and Gas Management
Dispute Resolution in Oil and Gas Contracting

Stage 3


Award: MSc/LLM Oil and Gas Law


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.

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:

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.

The Law School

The Law School has the reputation as a successful and innovative department with high standards across research, teaching, assessment and administration.

RGU Law courtCourses Most of our courses are accredited or recognised by the professional bodies and offer flexibility of study either on-campus or online. Prospects for our law graduates are good and are rated at 85% in The Complete University Guide 2013 subject tables.


The staff group is a dynamic team with a breadth of experience in teaching, professional practice and law research. This is reflected in our courses which focus on contemporary legal issues and developments in conjunction with established theory and practice.


The Law School has a strong research culture which was recently rated as of 'national excellence'. The Law School also has a wide range of expertise available for use by external clients through consultancy. Find out more under Law Research.

Aberdeen Business School

Aberdeen Business School is one of the leading providers of management and professional education in Scotland. Over 3,500 students are studying a comprehensive range of courses. In the School we have over 1,700 postgraduate students from over 80 countries and offer a truly international experience. Founded in 1965, the business school has just celebrated its fortieth year and continues to build on its firm foundation.

The Business School is part of the Robert Gordon University, which has been regularly acclaimed as the Best New University in the UK based on a formidable reputation for its pragmatic approach to higher education.

The Aberdeen Business School is one of the largest Business Schools in the United Kingdom. Currently it is structured in five departments: Accounting, Finance and Economics, Business and Management, Law, Information Management, and Communication and Marketing. Associated with the departments, there are a number of satellite applied research centres in the field of Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management, Tourism, Public Policy, and Transport Policy.

Aberdeen Business School have had AMBA accreditation for since 1999. The Business School is one of the largest providers of management education in the UK and have delivered online courses since 1999. We are rated excellent by the UK quality assurance agency for higher education and have a very strong portfolio of courses. The School offers 29 postgraduate courses with accreditation from CIPD, CIPS, AMBA, CIArb, CIMA, CIM, CMI, APM, IQA, Institute of Exporters, and CILIP to name a few. We have an extensive range of publications in our online library with approximately 3,500 academic journals.

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