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Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Law

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The business of hydrocarbon energy supply remains one of the most fundamental aspects of global commerce and natural resources law in the modern era. It is not limited to exploitation of petroleum but encompasses many different aspects of law and business, from protecting the intellectual property rights of new oil and gas technology, to complex joint venture contracts, and to compensation regimes for pollution liability.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the LLM in Oil and Gas Law is a 2:2 honours degree (or above) in law or cognate discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test and the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component).

Free English classes are available which are designed to assist you in improving your critical legal thinking and writing.

Assessment methods

All LLM modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, with an equal weighting of 50% normally given to each component in the final total assessment.


Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,000 (Year 1) International 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,850 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,000 (Year 1) International 3 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,300 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,500 (Year 1) International 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,450 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years

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