Students will have the opportunity to explore a range of themes to broaden their knowledge and sharpen their critical analysis of current global debates and challenges, these include:
· Licensing and upstream taxation
· Investment appraisal techniques and risk analysis
· Health, safety and environmental regulation
· Crude oil market, determinants of oil supply and demand
· Principles of accounting
· Principals and features of oil and gas contracts
Taught courses are the same on both the MSc and LLM programmes and are delivered with an interdisciplinary approach. Prospective students with a background in finance or business may feel that the MSc is a better fit for their experience as they will undertake a 60-credit business dissertation in the Business School on a business (i.e. economics, finance, etc.) related topic. Applicants with some professional legal experience or previous study in law may wish to choose the LLM degree option which concludes with a 60-credit dissertation on a legal topic under the Law School.
Please note: Students staring their LLM programme in January write their Dissertation project during the Summer semester.
Duration: 12 months full-time. 24 months part time.
We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
Open to people with a degree in any discipline, a law degree is not a requirement for the LLM. Likewise a business degree is not a requirement for the MSc.
The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.
The minimum entry requirements for this programme is a degree at 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).
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English Language Requirements
To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 6.0; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 21; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59
Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency:
OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 169; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169
Read more about specific English Language requirements here.
You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.
a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme