The University of Wolverhampton

LLMInternational Commercial and Financial Law (Oil and Gas)

Why choose this course?

  • Commercially and legally relevant to both the oil and natural gas industry and law firms and consultancies that deal with them
  • The programme is relevant for those already in work, as well as those aiming for a career within large and / or multinational companies as well as law firms and consultancies
  • It combines a practical view of the issues with an in depth analysis of the relevant law and its utilisation in the context of the programme
  • Assessment is varied including research focused assignments, exams, reports and presentations
  • Additionally there is a dissertation on a topic agreed between the student and tutor – which can be tailored to your personal career needs

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What happens on the course?

Typical modules include: law relating to project and corporate finance, environmental management systems , international project finance (oil and gas), intellectual property law , international commercial awareness, research methods and the dissertation.

Career path

This course is well suited to those who are seeking career progression, as well as those planning a career in law, the oil or gas industries, investment banking, international consultancy firms, commerce and those who wish to concentrate on academic study

Entry requirements

  • Normally you should have an Honours Degree of equivalent in law or a related subject with some degree of legal content
  • We may also accept a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to this
  • Other qualifications or experience which demonstrate appropriate legal or related knowledge will be considered
  • You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £5,900 £12,200

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit:

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites, or Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount ( If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at


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