The course builds upon our considerable expertise in this area and has been designed in response to the growing significance of legal issues surrounding the oil, gas and mining industry.
It will provide you with the foundations for a future career or further postgraduate (MPhil/PhD) study in most aspects of the regulatory and commercial world, as they relate to the international energy industry, with a specific focus on the petroleum and mining sectors of this burgeoning area of economic activity.
Why choose this course?
- Gain a strong analytical understanding of the key legal issues in this specialist and expanding area of Law.
- Gain an appreciation of the Oil, Gas and Mining industries in their global economic context.
- Benefit from our expertise in Oil, Gas, and Mining as well as the complementary fields of International Trade and Commercial law.
- Choose a study route that suits you with full-time, part-time and distance learning options available.
- Attend an International Summer School with the opportunity to explore Law in a European context.
- Scholarships available.
- Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards. Email us for details.
- 98% of our postgraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, postgraduate leavers 2015-16).
What you'll study
This course will provide you with a strong analytical understanding of the key legal issues in the area, with a particular focus on the Environmental Law and Investment Law aspects of the oil, gas and mining industries. It also draws on our strengths in International Trade and Commercial Law, which will help you gain an appreciation of the oil, gas and mining industries in their global economic context.
How you’re taught
The academic year for the LLM courses is split into three parts: two ten-week terms (Term One runs from the beginning of the academic year until the Christmas vacation, Term Two between Christmas and Easter) and the summer period.
Full-time students who complete the course over one academic year, study three modules in each term and complete the dissertation over the summer.
Part-time students who complete the course over two academic years, study three modules across Terms One and Two in each year (six in total), beginning work on researching their dissertation during the first summer period and completing it during the second.
On the full-time and part-time modes, modules are taught throughout the week. Depending on your timetable you may be expected to attend on more than one day. Seminars are led by academics but will usually require you to carry out extensive guided preparatory work and will often involve short presentations or other contributions. Modules may exceptionally be rescheduled due to course needs.
Your future career
The taught modules on the LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law provide students with the foundations for a future career or further study in most aspects of the regulatory and commercial world as they relate to the international energy industry, with a specific focus on the petroleum and mining sectors of this burgeoning area of economic activity.
Career development is an integral part of the programme and our careers team run a series of workshops where you can identify methods and strategies to enable you to pursue your career goals.
Due to the School's excellent reputation within the legal profession, our graduates are highly sought-after and recognized for the depth and relevance of their knowledge.
- A good law degree, 2.2 or above.
- Applicants whose first degree is not Law will be required to provide evidence of commitment to the LLM subject that they wish to study.
- Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.
We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.
English language entry requirements
If English is not the first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. For this course, we usually require one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.
- An equivalent English language qualification.