Taught course

Oil and Gas Law and Policy (Distance Learning)

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You should have a good 4-year degree, equivalent to a UK honours degree, preferably at upper 2nd class level or above. Candidates holding the equivalent of a good 2nd class lower degree may also apply. You must provide degree certificates and academic transcripts with your application. Preferred degree disciplines are Law, Economics, Geology, Petroleum or Mining Engineering, Finance, Business, Management.

Months of entry


Course content

The world's long-term economic development depends on the existence of efficient, innovative and creative energy and resources industries. These in turn rely on individuals who possess a sound grasp of their legal, economic, technical and policy backgrounds.

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee is at the heart of these issues and provides the best in advanced education in its field, preparing its graduates to meet the challenges posed by the evolving global economy. Stimulated by oil and gas developments in the North Sea, the CEPMLP was established in May 1977.

Our students achieve the practical and professional skills needed to mastermind complex commercial and financial transactions in the international workplace, with exposure to many varied and exciting opportunities. Our interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research and consultancy provides a unique perspective on how governments, business and communities operate, providing the professionals of today with the ability to meet the challenges of tomorrow

As an internationally renowned graduate school in the field of international business transactions, natural resources and energy law and policy, our distance learning programmes provide a rigorous training for graduate students and working professionals who cannot afford the time to undertake full time studies.

Our LLM Oil and Gas Law and Policy by distance learning is designed for lawyers and non-lawyers to gain an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment and processes in the international petroleum industries. It is suitable for petroleum industry professionals, both in government and industry, practising lawyers, legal advisers, contract managers and negotiators in the natural resources industries.

The LLM Oil and Gas Law and Policy allow for the development of in-depth and specialist knowledge of regulatory and contractual mechanisms under international law relating to petroleum investment, petroleum legislation and agreements, with discussion of legal and policy status of the major actors in the petroleum industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1382 388350