Taught course

Energy Law with Dissertation or Professional Skills LLM

University of Aberdeen · School of Law

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Lead by academics working in research collaboration with the energy industry since the 1970s oil boom this programme gives you wide ranging skills and knowledge to manage energy in the oil and gas sector. You study from the city of oil and gas in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Energy Law allows you to study the multiple challenges in the world today which are:

  • Provision of sufficient energy at appropriate prices to promote and sustain growth whilst at the same time accommodating climate change concerns
  • International agreements among states in relation to both energy security and climate change
  • Terms of agreements among the multiple actors within the that sector
  • Legislation and regulation that touches every aspect of the energy chain
  • Law is an inescapable but also indispensible aspect of this sector.
  • This programme is designed to prepare lawyers for working in this challenging context.

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Industry Links and Careers

Lecturers work with the industry to ensure that teaching is up to date and relevant to current and future needs in the industry. Professionals in the industry are presented with a constant stream of interesting work and can be very highly paid in Aberdeen. Aberdeen University is well known in the industry for providing the full spectrum of oil and gas supply chain degrees and knowledge from engineering to business and law.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You are studying Energy Law in the heart of the oil and gas industry to get a full appreciation of the industry its regulation and the full supply chain at a leading university in the sector, building knowledge and reputation since the 1970s
  • You learn the regulatory framework in a Law School ranked 10th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018)

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September, January
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
  • View entry requirements from the programme page
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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 or 36 months

Course contact details

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