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International Oil and Gas Law and Policy LLM

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

In this course you will learn how governments regulate the oil industry. You will study the rules and regulations set out by producer governments dealing with oil and gas investors, and how the concerns of investors are dealt with.

You'll examine the nature of the right to petroleum in the ground onshore and offshore, and the different ways in which governments can transfer or share the petroleum right with investors.

You will also learn about:

  • comparing the legal structure of each transfer and its practical result
  • risk sharing mechanisms amongst investors
  • how a government enforces its policy goals – depletion, safety, and environmental protection
  • the contractual matrix surrounding oil and gas production projects
  • the tax structures for resource and corporate taxes
  • the fundamentals of petroleum economics and the influence of changing oil prices
  • the nature of decommissioning installations and paying for decommissioning

You do not need to be a lawyer to take this course.

Careers:

You could go on to work in:

  • international and national oil and gas companies
  • government policy development
  • tax authorities
  • regulators and regulatory compliance
  • international organisations and non-governmental organisations
  • banks and insurance
  • law firms and advisory firms.

Application deadline

01 September 2021, 17 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 18,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

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