Distinguishing Aberdeen from other Law Schools, we offer much more than a Law Masters.

The Professional Skills aspect of the programme was attractive as it bridged academia and application of knowledge, skill and experience.  It gave me considerable training and insight into Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs), Farm-in, Farm-out negotiations, as well as key awareness of cultural differences and peculiarities in contract negotiations.

Yolander Persaud, 2019 Graduate from Guyana

Yolander Persaud, LLM Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills, graduated November 2019

The flagship features of our highly regarded suite of LLMs are our innovative Professional Skills courses. To complement classroom theory, the Professional Skills Masters programmes offer a practical alternative to the dissertation, with problem-based learning and job-focused training.

Designed in consultation with a wide range of contacts in practice, expert input helps ensure that these programmes are aligned to industry needs – from critical thinking to professional communication skills. We use professionals as adjunct faculty, as well as on-the-ground industry contacts.

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Teaching includes a range of taught and interactive seminars, lecture classes, industry presentations, case-study based assignments and simulation exercises that bring general principles into direct and immediate application.

In addition to enhancing your discipline-specific knowledge, with these LLMs you will benefit from structured course content designed to support the development of broader personal and professional competencies. You will work together with your classmates in a collaborative learning environment, building both professional and social networks.

Choose from:

LLM International Commercial Law

Build the intellectual, critical and practical skills required to practice as a trained professional in this global field.

LLM International Trade Law & Treaty Negotiation

Combine specialist legal expertise and practical negotiation skills for a sparkling career in the fast-growing and highly competitive field of international trade.

LLM International Trade Law & Treaty Negotiation with Professional Skills is also available online.

LLM International Dispute Resolution

LLM International Dispute Resolution delivers a legal education that combines a focus on International Dispute Settlement with the practical tools required to succeed in the field.

LLM Energy Law

Gain industry-sought, practical skills alongside the study of Energy Law for an exciting career in a complex, globalised energy environment.

LLM Energy and Environmental Law

Gain valuable insight into this fast-developing, highly topical sector by combining the theoretical study of law with practical skills courses designed in collaboration with industry professionals.

LLM Oil and Gas Law

Build the intellectual, critical and practical skills required to practice as a trained professional in this global field.

LLM Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills is also available online.

Add real-world relevance to your C.V. with an innovative, practical LLM from the University of Aberdeen.