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University of Aberdeen: Oil and Gas Law (Online)

Institution University of Aberdeen
Department School of Law View department profile
Telephone 01224 272090
Study type Taught


Our LLM in Oil and Gas Law has been producing outstanding energy lawyers for over a decade. Join the flexible, online version of this LLM and earn your Masters part-time, without taking a career break. Prepare to find work as an energy lawyer. LLM Oil and Gas Law has been a passport to career success for our many graduates now working at senior level for government and industry around the world.

Your expertise, contacts and career prospects will grow as you gain the intellectual, critical and practical skills needed to practise as a professional in this field. You can choose to study this degree:

  • 100% online, with a dissertation, OR

  • blended, with an intensive Professional Skills Summer School on campus in Aberdeen.

You’ll study the grounding concepts of current oil and gas law. You’ll gain the broad knowledge required for legal management of oil and gas exploration and production. And you’ll learn from internationally experienced lawyers who advise governments and industry.

Our teaching promotes the contextual thinking that enables a deeper, forward-thinking understanding of the industry and how the law works around it. You’ll explore many different viewpoints and needs of the energy industry, from the state discovering the oil or gas, to the experts drilling for it, and the ecosystem that needs our support and protection.


Study at a Top 10 UK Law School (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023). 

Law was a foundation discipline of the University of Aberdeen when it was established in 1495. Today the Law School is considered one of the UK’s elite training grounds for lawyers - and there’s no substitute for experience. We are ranked 5th in the UK of 105 Law Schools for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022.

We teach a broad cohort of around 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students representing 40 nationalities.  The University has a student population of around …

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