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International Oil and Gas Law and Policy (distance learning)

60 months
11030 GBP/year
11030 GBP/year
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Through the LLM International Oil and Gas Law and Policy (distance learning) from University of Dundee you will understand how governments regulate the oil industry and the structure of the contracts and agreements needed to allocate risk to individual companies.


In this LLM International Oil and Gas Law and Policy (distance learning) from University of Dundee you will learn how governments regulate the oil industry. You will study the rules and regulations set out by producer governments dealing with oil and gas investors, and how the concerns of investors are dealt with.

You'll examine the nature of the right to petroleum in the ground onshore and offshore, and the different ways in which governments can transfer or share the petroleum right with investors.

You will also learn about:

  • comparing the legal structure of each transfer and its practical result
  • risk sharing mechanisms amongst investors
  • how a government enforces its policy goals – depletion, safety, and environmental protection
  • the contractual matrix surrounding oil and gas production projects
  • the tax structures for resource and corporate taxes
  • the fundamentals of petroleum economics and the influence of changing oil prices
  • the nature of decommissioning installations and paying for decommissioning

You do not need to be a lawyer to take this course.

CEPMLP has been a global voice of energy law and policy since 1977. We are now working towards the transition to low-carbon economies worldwide. With over 6,000 postgraduate alumni from more than 50 countries, we prepare our graduates for high–profile careers in the public and private sectors.


You could go on to work in:

  • international and national oil and gas companies
  • government policy development
  • tax authorities
  • regulators and regulatory compliance
  • international organisations and non-governmental organisations
  • banks and insurance
  • law firms and advisory firms

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • International Petroleum Law and Policy by distance learning
  • Mineral and Petroleum Taxation by distance learning
  • Petroleum Policy and Economics by distance learning
  • National and Comparative Oil and Gas Law by distance learning
  • International Petroleum Law and Policy
  • National and Comparative Oil and Gas Law

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree in Law, Economics, Finance, Geology, Petroleum, or Mining Engineering at lower second class or above
  • Consideration will also be given to applicants with other academic backgrounds who explain clearly their motivation for undertaking the relevant LLM, outlining any relevant legal work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5515 GBP per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    11030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5515 GBP per semester during 60 months.
  • Fees per 60 credits


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