LLM Oil and Gas Law

Swansea University

Program Description

LLM Oil and Gas Law

Swansea University

The business of hydrocarbon energy supply remains one of the most fundamental aspects of global commerce and natural resources law in the modern era. It is not limited to exploitation of petroleum but encompasses many different aspects of law and business, from protecting the intellectual property rights of new oil and gas technology, to complex joint venture contracts, and to compensation regimes for pollution liability.


The LLM in Oil and Gas Law is modular, with students required to accumulate 180 credits to graduate. In appropriate circumstances, a student may graduate with a merit or distinction. Each programme is divided into two parts: Part I consists of 4 taught modules each weighted at 30 credits.

Students are required to take four modules from the following list. It is compulsory for students on the LLM in Oil and Gas to study International and Transnational Aspects of Oil and Gas Law . Students will also be required to take 3 modules from the rest of the modules listed below:

Oil & Gas Law: Contracts and Liabilities

Charterparties: Law and Practice

Marine Insurance

International Trade Law

International Commercial Arbitration

Law and Practice in International Banking and Commercial Payments

Following the successful completion of the taught modules, students proceed to Part II, which is composed of two projects (LLM Research Projects). At least one of the LLM Research Projects must be written in the area of International and Transnational Aspects of Oil and Gas Law or Oil & Gas Law: Contracts and Liabilities. The LLM Research Projects will customarily be researched and written up over the summer period and are designed to enable LLM students to develop their research skills.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the LLM in Oil and Gas Law is a good initial degree in law or cognate discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component) and TOEFL (with a score of at least 88 and at least Listening: 21, Reading: 22, Speaking: 23, Writing: 21).

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug., 2017
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
5,300 GBP
Start date Aug., 2017
United Kingdom Swansea, Wales
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 3 years
Price 5,300 GBP
- UK/EU; 12,950 GBP - International (full-time). 1,750 GBP - UK/EU; 4,300 GBP - International (part-time)