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Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills, LL.M.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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If you want to study oil and gas law at the heart of the energy industry and its regulation Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills programme offers you insight and research since inception of the industry in University of Aberdeen from our excellent School of Law.

About

Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills programme at University of Aberdeen will help you build your practical expertise and gain valuable contacts that will help advance your legal career. Upon completing our Master’s programme, you will have the intellectual, critical and practical skills required to practice as a trained professional in this field.

You will be immersed in the grounding concepts of current oil and gas law and will gain the practical education required for the legal management of oil & gas exploration and production activity.

Our teaching promotes the kind of contextual thinking that enables you to gain a deeper, more forward-thinking understanding about the industry and how the law works around it. You will have the opportunity to study topics such as Oil and Gas Law Skills: Exploration and Production, Contracting in Hydrocarbon Operations and Downstream Energy Law.

The flagship feature of our LLM is the professional skills modules. These curricular innovations help meet the demands for more hands-on skills and will prepare you for the reality of legal practice. You will undertake additional classes based on simulated practical exercises and submit a portfolio of works, bringing general principles into direct and immediate application.

We will encourage you to think beyond the immediate interest by seeking intelligent solutions that will lead to sustainable energy supplies. You will explore the many different needs of the energy industry and various different viewpoints, including the states discovering the oil or gas and the industry experts drilling for it.

The LLM Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills provides an intellectual and practical programme that focuses on testing your skills. We also offer an LLM Oil and Gas Law with Dissertation that offers a more theoretical and academic programme.

Careers

Over the years, graduates of the LLM Oil and Gas Law have successfully gone on to enjoy careers in this dynamic and fascinating area of law.These range from positions with the oil and gas companies, with international law firms servicing the industry and also with government ministries.Equally, some of our students choose to use the programme as a step towards their PhD, and beyond that, to work in the academic world.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Energy Barrister
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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship 
  • State Control of Hydrocarbons 
  • Oil & Gas Law Professional Skills – Exploration and Production 
  • Contracting in Hydrocarbon Operations 

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity

        You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

        Full-time
        • Full-time duration 12 months
        Part-time
        • Average part-time duration 24 months
        • Intensity Flexible
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

      English Language Requirements

      • Minimum required score:

        6.5

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      • Minimum required score:

        90

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      • Minimum required score:

        62

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      Academic Requirements

      You need the following GPA score:

      Required score: Upper Second Class

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      General Requirements

      Qualifications

      The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

      • Normally, a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Law will be required to be accepted onto this programme. Relevant practical experience in a related field will also be beneficial.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        19800 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 19800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
      • EU/EEA

        8200 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 8200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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      Living costs for Aberdeen

      • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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