Oil and Gas Law

Robert Gordon University

Master On Campus Online
12 months
13720 GBP/year
6000 GBP/year
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The MSc/LLM Oil and Gas Law degree offered at the Robert Gordon University focuses on the main legal issues within today's oil and gas industry.


At the Robert Gordon University studying the 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 flexible distance learning allowing busy professionals to study at their own pace.

Our courses are ranked within the top Universities by the Complete University Guide and The Guardian University Tables.

Job Prospects

This LLM/MSc Oil and Gas Law course will enhance your legal skills for a stronger employability profile within the oil and gas and energy industry. There is an increasing need for knowledge of the legal technicalities that affect the industry today. Masters level qualifications are highly regarded in any professional or academic sector and are keys to career advancement, the oil and gas industry is no exception.

Graduates from the LLM/MSc Oil and Gas Law course are employed worldwide in companies such as Centrica, Shell, BP, AMEC, NNPC and multiple UK or international law firms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Environmental Aspects Of Oil And Gas Law
  • Energy Law And Policy
  • Legal Aspects Of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Maritime Law
  • Renewable Energy Issues
  • Dispute Resolution in Oil and Gas Contracting
  • Oil And Gas Contract Law
  • Oil and Gas Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally hold a  a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline.
  • Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13720 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

UK/EU Students

Distance Learning Full-time

  • £9,620 entire course 

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,600 Stage 1
  • £3,600 Stage 2
  • £2,420 LLM or MSc Dissertation Stage


Merit Scholarship

Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students. The scholarship is available to:

  • international students who will study the course by full time and distance learning and pay for the fees at the international rate; or
  • UK or EU students who will study the course by full time and the fees are set in excess of 6,000 GBP; or
  • UK or EU students who will study the course by distance learning.

Opito Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students undertaking MSc studies relevant to the Oil and Gas industry. Find out more about the Opito Scholarship

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Oil and Gas Law
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