Taught course

International Oil, Gas and Energy Law

London Metropolitan University · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for PGDip International Oil, Gas and Energy Law are an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above in law or a related qualification from a UK or EU university, or equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas university.

Months of entry


Course content

The course focusses 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 to international energy corporations, national and regional authorities, and those working in the renewable sector: how to ensure to society an adequate supply of energy which is both secure and sustainable.

Those working in the oil and gas sectors increasingly want and need to have an understanding of the legal principles that underpin many of their activities, from the drafting of basic contracts to the intricacies, controversies and complexities of the international regimes covering such matters as oil pollution from ships and the delimitation of continental shelf reserves between adjacent and opposite states.

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.

Information for international students

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
See the course page on the London Met website for fee information
International students
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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
16 months


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7017 4483