Taught course

Oil, Gas and Energy Law

Coventry University · Faculty of Business, Environment and Society

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for this course is a good honours first degree – at least a minimum of second class honours or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline area. These could be business or management studies, law, oil and gas or international relations. Other discipline areas or relevant work experience may also be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis and an interview may be required.

Some students with a good UK honours degree may be eligible for AP(E)L if they can demonstrate close match with their prior learning but the number of credits is restricted in line with Regulation 7.3.
This course requires IELTS 6.5. If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018.

The Oil, Gas and Energy Law LLM is one of a portfolio of degrees offered by Coventry Law School. It seeks to develop industry professionals working within the energy sector who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of the wider legal issues surrounding the oil, gas and energy sectors, and those who wish to enter the sector.

Offering an international student experience, the opportunity to undertake an internship (subject to availability and competitive application) at an organisation within the energy sector and integrated research, the course will develop valued skills whilst offering students further opportunities to gain experience of working within the industry.


By design, the course aims to take a broad approach into the law and its application within the energy sector. Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge to a diverse range of employment opportunities in this exciting industry.

The opportunity to specialise in the dissertation to match specific career aspirations.

Access to a wide range of legal resources.

The potential for international fieldtrips through the Global Leaders Programme (GLP).

Level 7 award from CMI.

An interactive and internationally diverse learning environment.

As part of the course, students will benefit from the expertise of a leading academic in the field of Legal Risk Management.

Opportunities to gain valuable workplace experience through the internship module, subject to availability and competitive application.


The LLM will take into account the dynamic nature of the energy industry, as signposted in the Contemporary Issues in Oil and Gas module. Specifically the LLM incorporates mandatory modules on Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility within the energy sector, Furthermore with the opportunity to gain a Chartered Management Institute award (CMI).

As part of their studies, students will be given the opportunity to complete a dissertation in an approved related topic, or to undertake an internship (subject to competitive application) with a host organisation within the energy industry. Both the dissertation and internship will be facilitated by training in research skills and research methods.

Please note: Students will need to pass all Semester 1 modules and attend two compulsory employability skills workshops. After an interview with an internal panel of academics and formal presentation, successful students are selected by the host organisation.

Information for international students

Information for international students available here.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0) 24 7765 4321