• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The International Oil, Gas and Energy Law program from De Montfort University is  a course created in response to the growing demand for legal education in this field.

About

The International Oil, Gas and Energy Law program from De Montfort University has the aim to train professionals in a solid working knowledge of relevant national and international law, as it applies in practice. 

The qualification will be of benefit to anyone currently pursuing, or wishing to pursue a career in the oil, gas and energy industry, or in the renewable energy sector.

Key facts

The course focuses on the practical aspects of oil and gas law and is set in the broader context of contemporary energy regulation, law and policy. It seeks to develop a deep understanding of how to resolve the challenges posed by national authorities to oil, gas and energy production. 

This course seeks to introduce students to the fundamental precepts of English commercial law; to the institutional legal framework of the oil and gas economies; to contracts; regulations and treaties relating to oil and gas exploration and exploitation (including those relating to environmental issues); and to matters of finance, including investment, insurance and taxation.

The programme will look at the upstream and downstream sectors of oil, gas and energy law: The upstream oil sector is a term commonly used to refer to the searching for and the recovery and production of crude oil and natural gas. The upstream oil sector is also known as the exploration and production (E&P) sector.  The upstream sector includes the searching for potential underground or underwater oil and gas fields, drilling of exploratory wells, and subsequently operating the wells that recover and bring the crude oil and/or raw natural gas to the surface. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • An Introduction to the Legal System and the Basic Elements of Energy Law
  • Legal Regulation of Oil, Gas and Energy Transactions
  • Upstream Licences and Contracts
  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Energy Processing and Distribution Law
  • The Legal Financial Matrix of the Oil, Gas and Energy Sectors
  • Environmental and Sustainability Issues within the Energy Industries

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • LLM: 180 credits
    • Postgraduate Diploma: 120 credits
    • Postgraduate Certificate: 60 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • The standard entry requirements for the programme are either a degree in law or another discipline from a UK university or a relevant professional qualification or an equivalent international qualification which indicates an ability to study at the postgraduate level. Whilst some background knowledge of law is useful, a degree in law is not essential.
  • Your degree should be a minimum of second class, with honours, and above, or the overseas equivalent.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Accelerated LLM:  £9,000
  • Postgraduate Diploma:  £6,300
  • Postgraduate Certificate:  £3,500

Funding

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International Oil, Gas and Energy Law
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