Taught course

Oil and Gas Law and Policy (distance learning)

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have: a good 4-year degree, equivalent to a UK honours degree, preferably upper 2nd class level or above. Candidates holding the equivalent of a good 2nd class lower degree may also apply. Degree certificates and academic transcripts must be provided; preferred degree disciplines are Law; Economics; Geology; Petroleum or Mining Engineering; Finance. Work experience in the energy/natural resources industry is an advantage, though it is not a strict requirement for admission to the LLM. For full entry requirements, please see website.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

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.

Compulsory Modules:

  • Natural Resources Sectors: A Multidisciplinary Introduction;
  • Dissertation or Internship.

Core Compulsory Modules:

  • Downstream Energy Law and Policy;
  • International Petroleum Law and Policy;
  • Mineral and Petroleum Taxation;
  • Petroleum Policy and Economics;
  • Elective Modules.

Candidates are advised to choose additional modules from what is available on the academic timetable subject to any restrictions that may apply.

What sort of jobs do alumni of CEPMLP go on to do?

The answer is a wide range of varied roles. It is important to be aware that as with any job it depends upon your level of experience and skills set as to whether the role would be suitable for you, there is no one size fits all.

Past alumni have found employment with a variety of organisations including National Oil Companies, Exploration and Production Companies, Government and Ministries and Commercial Organisations including Banks, Law Firms and Global Consultancies.

Information for international students

CEPMLP alumni can be found in international and national oil companies; mining companies; financial organisations; government departments and agencies; non-governmental and international organisations; research and academic institutes; international law firms; consultancies with interest in the energy and natural resource sectors all over the world.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-60 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation20 (12500 words)

Course contact details

Vikki Watson
+44 (0)1382 384459