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LLM International Oil and Gas Law

University of Bedfordshire

About the course

This course is specifically designed for graduates and professionals involved internationally in the oil and gas industry.

This includes lawyers, as well as geologists seeking out new oil and gas sites, engineers planning the drills, and those responsible for drawing up contracts, who all need to know the legal technicalities affecting their industry.

The course offers a unique opportunity to rapidly increase your understanding of the legal technicalities affecting your industry and to improve your techniques and skills in drafting a variety of international contracts.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment strategy for this course is designed in a way that will contribute to your development and will help you achieve your goals and enhance your employability prospects. An essential element of this process is that feedback will be provided within 10 working days of the submission deadline which should contribute to maximising your learning experience. Initially, the focus in the strategy will be on knowledge transfer and concepts acquired during the four taught units, then gradually this will be combined and integrated with a number of highly important transferable skills such as critical analysis, problem-solving, and negotiation. The range of summative assessments on this course includes traditional methods such as individual written reports or research essays which are aimed to enhance the ability to perform literature-informed research, to review and evaluate the relevant sources and to use an appropriate methodology in order to analyse, and evaluate the relevant concepts being assessed. At the same time, your academic integrity is developed. The course also employs `non-traditional' methods of assessment. These include such as case study reports to enable you to apply your legal knowledge in the context of specific factual scenarios, thereby developing their analytical and legal reasoning skills; oral presentations which aim to develop transferable skills, including the ability to present complex ideas and findings in a professional, clear and concise manner; mooting which develops your legal research, writing and advocacy skills by requiring you to devise legally-sound and effective legal arguments in support of your (fictional) client's position and articulate and defend those arguments during a simulated trial/arbitration; and practical skills assessment which will be in the form of negotiating a contract in teams with one of the major oil and gas companies or/and Host State.

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
1 year


Oct 2024

Start Month

Sep 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • November 2024
  • October 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time