Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Law

Robert Gordon University


The LLM/MSc Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Law degree is available through flexible study options and provides an opportunity to critically assess key legal and contractual aspects (i.e. licensing, contracts, M&A, environmental, renewable energy) of the global Energy and Oil and Gas sectors, both in the UK and leading international regions.

Stages 1 and 2:
You will develop a complete understanding of the main legal principles affecting Oil and Gas industry including maritime law, oil and gas law, environmental law, health and safety and renewable energy. You will gain in depth knowledge around contractual and commercial arrangements including contracts, mergers and acquisitions and dispute resolution.

Stage 3:
You will present a written research proposal for submission. This will normally form the basis for the master's level dissertation. You will work independently but under tutorial supervision, to undertake the research and prepare the dissertation.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline. Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Full time

Course Length

12 - 16 months


The Law School

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Law (Professional)

Legal Support Services

Patent Work

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