Taught course

Law and Economics of Oil and Gas

University of Aberdeen · University of Aberdeen Business School

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for this programme is a degree at 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).

Months of entry


Course content

We recognise that the global oil & gas sector has evolved in a complex environment characterised by various influential factors such as; government-controlled hydrocarbons, financial markets, the global crude oil market, economic uncertainty, licensing, taxation and contracts. These crucial factors bear significant influence on decision making in projects and government policies, therefore a comprehensive knowledge of the relative economics and law is essential.

The University of Aberdeen is an established leader in teaching and research in the field of energy and our new MSc builds on our considerable strengths in these areas. Given the success of the existing relative programs such as the MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance, LLM International Commercial Law and LLM in Oil and Gas and Energy and the profile of energy specialists in the University, we can clearly claim to be experts in these fields.

Students will benefit from interacting with world leading researchers in the field of energy economics and law such as, Professor Alex Kemp OBE, and from access to the Aberdeen Institute of Energy, powered by the University and our strong links with industry and policymakers.

We draw a highly distinctive mix of students, spanning both nationalities and disciplines. So you will be encouraged to look at energy business challenges from across disciplines, with an integrated perspective.

Our MSc in Law and Economics of Oil and Gas is intellectually challenging and provides career-ready credentials to help increase your employability in legal and financial oil and gas contexts.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Officer