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Nottingham Trent University

Oil, Gas and Mining Law

This course aims to provide students with a strong analytical understanding of the key legal issues in the area, with a particular focus on the environmental law and investment law aspects of the oil, gas and mining industries.

Entry requirements

LLM: Law graduates will need a good degree in law (minimum 2.2) or an Honours degree in another discipline, plus either the CPE (Common Professional Examination) or GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) conversion qualification. Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers. IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.

Course modules

Core modules: oil, gas and mining investment law 1; oil, gas and mining investment law 2; oil, gas and mining and environmental law 1; oil, gas and mining and environmental law 2.

Assessment methods

In each case modules are assessed through 1 piece of course work. This usually takes the form of a problem or essay style question, but will vary by module. Students also submit a dissertation of around 18,000 to 20,000 words on a suitable topic of their choice.

Sponsorship information

Students who are in practice may obtain funding from their employer; bursaries are normally available for this course and are equivalent to up to half the UK/EU fees; the bursaries are competitive and are awarded on the basis of: Evidence of the pursuit of excellence in individual performance and/or experience outside education; a written statement indicating the anticipated academic and career benefits applicants may receive from studying this programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Full-time £ 12,900 (Whole course) International 1 Years
LLM Part-time £ 3,250 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
LLM Part-time £ 6,450 (Academic year) International 2 Years
LLM Distance learning January 2019 3,450 (Year 1) Home/EU 21 21 Months

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