University of Aberdeen: Law and Economics of Oil and Gas

InstitutionUniversity of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department Business School View department profile
Telephone 01224 272090
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Our unique Masters programme combines the disciplines of Economics and Law to equip students with the necessary economic and legal skills required for a successful career in the oil and gas industry or governmental organisations. We recognise that the global oil & gas sector has evolved in a complex environment characterised by various influential factors such as; government-controlled hydrocarbons, financial markets, the global crude oil market, economic uncertainty, licensing, taxation and contracts. These crucial factors bear significant influence on decision making in projects and in government policies, therefore a comprehensive knowledge of the relative economics and law is essential.

The University of Aberdeen is an established leader in teaching and research in the field of energy, and our new MSc builds on our considerable strengths in these areas. Given the success of the existing relative programs such as the MSc Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance, LLM International Commercial Law and LLM in Oil and Gas and Energy and the profile of energy specialists in the University, we can clearly claim to be experts in these fields.

Students will benefit from interacting with world leading researchers in the field of energy economics and law such as Professor Alex Kemp, OBE and from access to the Aberdeen Institute of Energy, powered by the University and our strong links with industry and policymakers.


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The University of Aberdeen Business School is home to a thriving community of like-minded students, staff members and industry experts. Together, this community provides students with a chance to be part of something special; a business world full of opportunities.

From meeting global employers on live projects, to making international contacts that last a lifetime, the University of Aberdeen Business School provides students with the perfect environment to nurture their skills, network and build friendships that last a lifetime.

When it comes to launching your career, we are home to the things that matter.


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