Oil, Gas and Mining Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #601 (WUR) , | Online
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.


This course 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. 

Programme Structure

    • Oil, Gas and Mining Investment Law - These core modules introduce you to the political and economic background within the petroleum and mining industry, as well as other major energy infrastructure projects.
    • Oil, Gas, Mining and Environmental Law - These modules focus on international environmental law developments that directly relate to the regulation of both private and state-owned energy, petroleum and mining companies. 

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • More details: September (FT/ PT/ DL), January (DL)
    • Programme intensity

      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

      • Full-time duration 12 months
      • Average part-time duration 24 months
      • Intensity Flexible
      • Part-time variant
      • Duration description

        One year full-time; Two years part-time; 21 - 24 months distance learning

    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus, Online
      • Time flexibility
        Fully structured
      • Attendance
        Regular optional meetings, Regular mandatory meetings
      • Teacher support
        Only feedback on assignments and exams, Continuous support with feedback on request
      • Student interaction
        Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Lower Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    • 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.

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    • You are considered ineligible for admission
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    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      6450 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      3250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Nottingham

    • 583 - 980 GBP/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    All of our Masters in Law (LLMs) qualify for the government's postgraduate loans.
    If you live in England and accept a place on one of our LLMs for 2017 entry, you can apply for a loan of up to £10,280 to help towards course fees and living costs.

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