LLM International Oil, Gas and Energy Law

LLM International Oil, Gas and Energy Law (distance learning)

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Overview

Reasons to study International Oil, Gas and Energy Law at DMU:

This course will enhance your knowledge and skills of critical analysis through an in-depth study of key issues relating to the law in the oil, gas and energy sectors. This will include, but isn't limited to the environmental effects of the energy industry, and corporate social responsibility.

You’ll also explore how the law relates to wider social, economic and political contexts. Then learn how to make sound and well‐reasoned judgments and communicate conclusions clearly and coherently.

  • Study at your own pace through flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award.
  • Boost your career prospects and differentiate yourself in a competitive job market, while remaining in full-time employment.
  • Engage in a wide variety of fascinating modules with an international context that are taught within an internationally diverse learning environment.
  • KNect365 Learning - this course is delivered in partnership with KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business, an organisation dedicated to working with leading academic bodies to provide high-calibre and well-respected distance learning postgraduate courses.


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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Start date: September 2020

Duration: Two-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated 15 month course is available

Location of study: Distance learning

Fees and funding: For further details please contact Informa Connect.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information please contact dmu@informaconnect.com or call us on +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Start date: September 2020

Duration: Two-and-a-quarter years by distance learning. An accelerated 15 month course is available

Location of study: Distance learning

Fees and funding: For further details please contact Informa Connect.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information please contact dmu@informaconnect.com or call us on +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

Introduction to the Legal System and the Basic Elements of Energy Law - this module aims to provide you with a broad introduction to the English Legal System. The overall purpose of this module is for you to understand the legal language, workings and particulars, underpinning the course.

Legal Regulation of Oil, Gas and Energy Transactions – develop your understanding of the international and transnational legal frameworks governing energy resources and the energy sector, including intellectual property issues.

Upstream Licences and Contracts - examine the principle licensing and contractual arrangements employed in the upstream stage of production in the international oil, gas and energy industry.

Arbitration and Dispute Resolution – considers the importance of alternative dispute resolution to the oil, gas and energy industries. This will be achieved by gaining a broad understanding of litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution processes.

Energy Processing and Distribution Law – examines the law, relating to the sale and transportation of hydrocarbons; and the processing, sale and distribution of products.

The Legal Financial Matrix of the Oil, Gas and Energy Sectors - explore the legal background to the financial aspects of the energy sectors with particular focus on taxation, insurance and investment protection.

Environmental and Sustainability Issues within the Energy Industries – evaluate the legal and policy issues surrounding protection of the global environment. The institutions involved, as well as the nature of international law as it affects the environment, will be examined through a series of diverse and contemporary case studies.

Dissertation - you must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of the law. You will need to enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

This LLM is studied by distance learning and you’ll be assessed by problem-solving exercises, coursework and a dissertation. The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of 10 Saturday study days during the period of study. The course structure allows you to exit at one of several points, if desired, each with a postgraduate award.

Teaching contact hours

This is a distance learning programme and the overriding student-learning experience is guided self-study. Guidance is provided by academic staff via the programme materials, which are designed for self-study, telephone, Skype and e-mail communication, and by optional attendance at Study Days. The Study Days give you a chance to meet your tutor and explore the DMU campus. These Study Days are optional and will consist of a one hour tutorial (please note, that some of these days will be held as an online webinar).

For each module of study, you'll be provided with a set of printed materials to work through in the form of a module handbook. One 15 credit module requires approximately 150 hours of personal study. Each module is supported by a tutorial during the Study Days subject to student demand. Assessment is through coursework and a dissertation.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

As a distance learning student, you will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

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Graduate careers

This course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to international oil, gas and energy law.

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