Taught course

Oil and Gas Law

Robert Gordon University · Aberdeen Business School

Entry requirements

For entry to the course you should be one of the following:

  • law graduate in any jurisdiction
  • lawyer admitted to practice in any jurisdiction
  • non-law graduate with substantial law-related work experience such as engineering contracts
  • legal administrator within a business.

An undergraduate degree in law or a related discipline (usually at honours level) is preferred however relevant experience in the oil and gas sector may be an acceptable alternative where relevant qualifications are lacking.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must gain either IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

MSc/LLM Oil and Gas Law focuses on the main legal issues within today's oil and gas industry.

Our 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.

Information for international students

For more information, international students can visit our International Office website: www.rgu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/energylaw
International students
For more information visit www.rgu.ac.uk/energylaw

For Academic Year 2017/2018

All Students

Distance Learning Full-time

  • £8,820 entire course

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,310 Stage 1
  • £3,310 Stage 2
  • £2,200 LLM or MSc Dissertation Stage

UK/EU Students


  • £4,640 entire course (on campus)

International Students


  • £11,740 entire course (on campus)

For more information on fees, funding and scholarships, students should visit the Student Finance website: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/studentfinance

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-18/36 months
full time
12-18 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1224 26 2209