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Reading University School of Law is recruiting students for their LLM programs. Please see attached brochure for detailed information. 

 

LLM International Commercial Law

About LLM International Commercial Law: Law and Business Intertwined

Course duration: 1 year full-time/2 years part-time Course starts: October/January

Distance Learning: As of October 2013, we hope to run this course in distance learning

The LLM in International Commercial Law is unique, in that LLM students can take some core and optional modules at the Law School and ICMA Centre, Henley Business School providing them with an invaluable opportunity to acquire a unique legal and financial perspective of commercial and corporate law issues.

The LLM International Commercial Law provides an overview of the main commercial law issues that arise in a multiplicity of transactions. It covers those aspects of law that commercial law practitioners could expect to encounter on a regular basis, including contract law, employment law, competition law, intellectual property and environmental law.

On completion of the LLM programme, students will be expected to be able to:

  • Have an advanced knowledge and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of commercial law in a range of areas where commercial law plays an important role.
  • Appreciate of the international dimensions of commercial law.
  • Understand, critically assess and provide practical solutions to problems of the type commonly encountered in International Commercial Law.

The overarching aim of this LLM programme is to facilitate the recognition and appreciation by students of international commercial law and permits detailed study of some aspects of law. As well as specific knowledge of commercial law, students will acquire the intellectual and practical skills expected of students with a postgraduate qualification.

The programme will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.



 

Programme content

The programme consists of 180 credits; a taught element (140 credits) and a project (40 credits). The project must be written on a topic that has a meaningful relationship to issues of international commercial law. The project must be written specifically on issues relevant to any of the modules offered on the programme (compulsory and relevant optional modules).

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced Issues in International Commercial Law
  • International Corporate Finance and the Law
  • Project
  • Project Skills


Entry requirements

Applicants with a first or upper-second class bachelor degree in law or a degree featuring a substantial legal component.

Applications are particularly welcome from students holding undergraduate degrees in Business, Finance and Economics as well as in Law.

 

January entry

LLM students can also commence the LLM in January.
Students take modules in the spring term. They write the Project over the summer (May-September) and then take further modules in the following autumn term, graduating the following January.
The programme can be taken part-time over two years.


Career prospects for LLM law graduates

Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work in various capacities, in major national and international law firms, as in-house lawyers, in international organizations in UK and abroad. While many law graduates take professional exams in law and go on to practise law either in the UK or abroad, many others pursue alternative careers. A postgraduate law degree will open many doors not only in specialised areas of employment, such as law firms, European and intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, but also in academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.

 

 

LLM International Corporate Finance

 

About LLM International Corporate Finance: Law and Business Intertwined

Course duration: 1 year full-time/2 years part-time     Course starts: October/January

The LLM in International Corporate Finance is unique, in that LLM students can take some core and optional modules at the Law School and ICMA Centre, Henley Business School providing them with an invaluable opportunity to acquire a unique legal and financial perspective of commercial and corporate law issues

The aim of the LLM International Corporate Financeis to analyse the different aspects of corporate finance from the international perspective. This will enable students to identify common aspects in the dynamics and mechanisms to obtain financing and discover innovative trends in a continuous developing area. From a practical standpoint, this LLM programme will provide the tools to recognize the key elements to implement a successful financing technique by means of the analysis of theoretical issues and actual case studies. The LLM International Corporate Financewill assess general corporate principles and financing techniques. It is a theoretical and practical programme with case studies that will enable students to approach a corporation that needs capital (e.g. due to an enlargement of its business operations or because it facing a distressed situation) and understand the issues at stake and contribute in successfully obtaining the required financing.

On completion of the LLM International Corporate Finance, students will be expected to be able to:

  • have an understanding of the basic corporate framework at the national, regional and trans-national level.
  • have an extended knowledge of the internationalising and globalising context in which these corporations operate and the policies that are continuously being reformed.
  • be aware of different financing techniques and an understanding of the capital markets.
  • to perfect their powers of description and analysis and to handle comparative materials from legal and non-legal sources with confidence.
  • have a theoretical and critical approach to the legal and policy issues relevant to the international corporate finance law field.
  • have a broad comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of financial regulation in a comparative context.

In summary, the LLM International Corporate Financeaims to provide students with a multi-dimensional understanding of the core issues in international corporate finance. Through lectures, case study group work and other exercises it will help to provide students with the theoretical and practical building blocks and conceptual tools necessary for some of the more advanced intellectual tasks they will be called upon throughout the course. The programme will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.

Programme content

The programme consists of 180 credits; a taught element (140 credits) and a project (40 credits). The project must be written on a topic that has a meaningful relationship to issues of international corporate finance law. The project must be written specifically on issues relevant to any of the modules offered on the programme (compulsory and relevant optional modules).

Compulsory modules

  • Project
  • Project Skills
  • Financial Markets
  • International Corporate Finance and the Law

Entry requirements

Applicants with a first or upper-second class bachelor degree in law or a degree featuring a substantial legal component.

Applications are particularly welcome from students holding undergraduate degrees in Business, Finance and Economics as well as in Law.

 

January entry

LLM students can also commence the LLM in January.
Students take modules in the spring term. They write the Project over the summer (May-September) and then take further modules in the following autumn term, graduating the following January.
The programme can be taken part-time over two years.

Career prospects

Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work in various capacities, in major national and international law firms, as in-house lawyers, in international organizations in UK and abroad. While many law graduates take professional exams in law and go on to practise law either in the UK or abroad, many others pursue alternative careers. A postgraduate law degree will open many doors not only in specialised areas of employment, such as law firms, European and intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, but also in academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.

 

 

 

LLM International Financial Regulation

 

About LLM International Financial Regulation: Law and Business Intertwined

Course duration: 1 year full-time/2 years part-time     Course starts: October or January

The LLM in International Financial Regulation is unique, in that LLM students can take some core and optional modules at the Law School and ICMA Centre, Henley Business School providing them with an invaluable opportunity to acquire a unique legal and financial perspective of commercial and corporate law issues.

The LLM International Financial Regulation addresses EU financial regulation and supervision: the delimitation of competences between the EU and the member states. It also covers substantial law issues: an overview of the EU regulatory framework applicable to all three sectors of finance with a specific emphasis on banking and securities, and an overview of their contemplated changes again as a result of the financial crisis. The course tackles regulatory and legal control of financial markets and financial intermediaries including banks and banking (Commercial Banks and Investment Banks) as well as Securities Firms, Insurance Undertakings and other more specialist types of service provider and Financial Conglomerates (or complex groups). Financial institutions are essential to the effective operation of any economy, nationally and internationally.

On completion of the LLM International Financial Regulation, students will be expected to be able to:

  • Have an advanced knowledge and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of international financial regulation as this has been evolving especially in the recent years.
  • Appreciate the international dimensions and implications of financial regulation.
  • Understand the institutional framework of financial regulation.
  • Understand the main substantial issues of financial regulation.
  • Understand aspects of law and regulation concerning the structure, operation and function of financial markets and financial institutions.

The overarching aim of the LLM International Financial Regulation is to provide a programme which affords a conceptual framework for the study of law. This shall facilitate the recognition and appreciation by students of international financial regulation and permits detailed study of some aspects of law. As well as specific knowledge of international financial regulation, students will acquire the intellectual and practical skills expected of students with a postgraduate qualification.

The programme will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.  

Programme content

The programme consists of 180 credits; a taught element (140 credits) and a project (40 credits). The project must be written on a topic that has a meaningful relationship to issues of international financial regulation. The project must be written specifically on issues relevant to any of the modules offered on the programme (compulsory and relevant optional modules).

Compulsory modules

  • Project
  • Project Skills
  • Financial Markets
  • Legal Aspects of International Financial Regulation

 

Entry requirements

Applicants with a first or upper-second class bachelor degree in law or a degree featuring a substantial legal component.

Applications are particularly welcome from students holding undergraduate degrees in Business, Finance and Economics as well as in Law.

 

January entry

LLM students can also commence the LLM in January.
Students take modules in the spring term. They write the Project over the summer (May-September) and then take further modules in the following autumn term, graduating the following January.
The programme can be taken part-time over two years.

Career prospects

Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work in various capacities, in major national and international law firms, as in-house lawyers, in international organizations in UK and abroad. While many law graduates take professional exams in law and go on to practise law either in the UK or abroad, many others pursue alternative careers. A postgraduate law degree will open many doors not only in specialised areas of employment, such as law firms, European and intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, but also in academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.

 

 

LLM International Banking Law

 

About LLM International Banking Law: Law and Business Combined

Course duration: 1 year full-time/2 years part-time Course starts: October/January

The LLM International Banking Law is unique; students can take advantage of the strengths of both a leading law school and a leading business school. Core and optional modules can be taken at the School of Law, the ICMA Centre and the Henley Business School providing them with an invaluable opportunity to acquire a unique legal and financial perspective of the banking sector.

The aim of the LLM International Banking Law is to train a critical pool of professionals in the key issues that the banking industry faces. The banking industry has recently gone through massive changes which have changed its structure, the way it operates and the very nature of what was thought to be a stable yet dynamic environment. The systemic nature of the banking sector gives rise to challenges that need expertise in both law and finance in order to be effectively and successfully addressed.

This LLM will enable students to identify common aspects in the dynamics and mechanisms of the banking industry and to address the new challenges that this sector faces. From a practical standpoint, this LLM programme will provide the tools to recognize the key elements to implement a successful financing technique by means of the analysis of theoretical issues and actual case studies. The LLM International Banking Law will define and analyse the core challenges and responses in key areas of international banking law. It will also identify and critically assess banking and hedge fund regulation as well as many other important issues in financial law related to risk. The corporate governance related dimension of the recent crisis along with many critical international banking law reform initiatives will also be examined as will the capital adequacy rules and Base III, and the nature, development and resolution of financial crises.

The programme is designed to be both theoretical and practical using case studies which will enable students to understand the issues that the banking sector faces and provide solutions whilst ensuring the successful and profitable operation and development of the sector.

On completion of the LLM International Banking Law, students will be expected to be able to understand the multi -disciplinary systemic nature of the sector, the challenges it faces and the means to address these challenges. The combination of legal and financial expertise that students will receive will enable them to become successful professionals in this sector.

The programme will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.


Programme content

The LLM programme consists of 180 credits. Within the LLM programme there are a taught element (140 credits) and a Project (40 credits).

Compulsory Modules

  • Financial Markets
  • International Banking Law
  • Project
  • Project Skills


Entry requirements

Applicants with a first or upper-second class bachelor degree in law or a degree featuring a substantial legal component.

Applications are particularly welcome from students holding undergraduate degrees in Business, Finance and Economics as well as in Law.

 

January entry

LLM students can also commence the LLM in January.
Students take modules in the spring term. They write the Project over the summer (May-September) and then take further modules in the following autumn term, graduating the following January.
The programme can be taken part-time over two years.

Career prospects

While very many law graduates take professional exams in law and go on to practise law either in the UK or abroad, many others pursue alternative careers. This is particularly the case with those who have chosen to pursue a postgraduate qualification in law, as the skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate law degree are in great demand from both legal and non-legal employers. While not disqualifying students from any career open to non-specialist graduates, a postgraduate law degree will open many doors in more specialised areas of employment such as legal practice in fields related to the banking industry, European, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.

 

 

LLM Optional Modules:

Law School Optional Module for International Commercial Law International Corporate Finance International Financial Regulation and International Banking Law.

 LWMTEI

The European Internal Market and Economic Governance

 20 

 LWMTAI

Advanced International Commercial Law Issues

 20

 LWMTIF 

Legal Aspect of International Finance

 20 

 LWMTEC

EU Competition Law

 20

 LWMTCF

International Corporate Finance and the Law

 20

 LWMTIW 

Legal Aspect of International Trade and WTO

 10

 LWMTFR 

Legal Aspects in International Financial Regulation

 20

 LWMTMA

Legal Aspects of Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

 20

 LWMTER

EU Energy Law and Regulation

 20

 LWMTCO

Competition Law and M&As 

 20

 LWMTBL

International Banking Law

 20 

 LWMTCA

International Commercial Arbitration

 10

 LWMTCG

Comparative Oil and Gas Policy

 10

 LWMTGC

Oil and Gas Contract Law

 20

 LWMTOG

Legal Issues in Oil and Gas

 20

 LWMTTA

Investment Treaty Arbitration

 10

 LWMTIN

Advanced Intellectual Property Law

 10

 LWMTDS

International Dispute Settlement

 20

 LWMTDD

International Finance and Investment Law: Doing the Deal 

 20

 

 

Law School general optional modules (subject to availability in any given year)

 LWMTEE

EU Environmental Law

 10

 LWMTCN

EU Citizens, Third Country Nationals and Mobility in the EU

 10

 LWMTUW

The European Union in the World

 10

 LWMTCI

Contemporary Issues in International Law

 10

 LWMTPU

Public International Law

 10

 LWMTPE

Law, Politics and Economics as Social Systems

 10

 LWMTLE

International Economic Law

 10

 LWMTDL

International Development Law

 10

 LWMRLK

Legal Knowledge and Legal Writing

 10

Optional Modules for ICMA (subject to the availability in any given year

 ICM117

Regulation, Risk Management and Compliance I

 20

 ICM278

New Approaches to International and European Financial Market Regulation

 10

 ICM270

Corporate Governance and Accountability

 20

 ICM277

Regulation, Risk Management and Compliance II

 20

 ICM257

The Principles of Islamic Commercial Jurisprudence and the Nominate Contracts

 10

 ICM106

Financial Markets

 20

 

MSc/LLM Law and Economics

 

About MSc/LLM Law and Economics

Course duration: 1year full time/2 years part-time Course starts: October 2012

MSc/LLM Law and Economics adopts a pragmatic and cross disciplinary approach which will enable Law students to understand the economic effects of legal rules and Economics students to understand the institutional legal framework of market economies. The interplay between Law and Economics will be examined along with the implications of this interplay in practice, with the aim of providing the necessary tools and concepts for all students interested in the intersection between legal and economic theory.

As well as specific knowledge of the issues outlined above, you will gain the intellectual and practical skills expected of students with a postgraduate qualification. This course will develop your ability to delineate and evaluate issues, think analytically, select relevant materials and produce reasoned arguments encompassing policy, existing practice and knowledge at an advanced level. It will also further develop your practical transferable skills including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, communication, presenting and planning.

Students will take core and optional modules from both the School of Law and the Department of Economics thus providing them with an invaluable opportunity to acquire a unique legal and economic perspective of the issues involved.

MSc/LLM Law and Economics course content

MSc/LLM Law and Economics and optional modules spanning a broad range of areas. A total of 180 credits must be completed, with taught modules accounting for 140 credits and a project for the remaining 40 credits.

Compulsory modules

  • Project Skills (10)
  • Project (40)
  • Advanced Issues in International Commercial Law or International Corporate Finance and the Law (20)
  • Regulation or Microeconomic Policy (20)

Entry requirements

Applicants with a first or upper-second class bachelor degree in law or a degree featuring a substantial legal component.

Applications are particularly welcome from students holding undergraduate degrees in Business, Finance and Economics as well as in Law.

 

January entry

LLM students can also commence the LLM in January.
Students take modules in the spring term. They write the Project over the summer (May-September) and then take further modules in the following autumn term, graduating the following January.
The programme can be taken part-time over two years.

Career Prospects for MSc/LLM Law and Economics graduates

The courses are designed to provide essential tools and concepts for all students interested in the intersection between law and economics.

A postgraduate law and economics degree does not disqualify students from any career open to non-specialist graduates and the skills it engenders are in great demand from non-legal employers. Equally, a postgraduate law and economics degree will open many doors in more specialised areas of employment, such as law firms, European and intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.(journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.

Optional modules for LLM/MSc Law and Economics

Optional modules totalling 90 credits may be chosen from a selection of modules offered by both the School of Law and the Department of Economics

List A - Law LLM/MSc Law and Economics optional modules - (subject to availability in any given year)

 Code

 Title

 Credits

 Level

 LWMTCF

International Corporate Finance and the Law

 20

 7

 LWMTEI

The European Internal Market and Economic Governance

 20

 7

 LWMTIF

Legal Aspects of International Finance

 20

 7

 LWMTEC

EU Competition Law

 20

 7

 LWMTIW

Legal Aspect of International Trade and WTO

 10

 7 

 LWMTAI

Advanced Issues in International Commercial Law

 20

 7

 LWMTMA

Legal Aspects of Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

 20

 7 

 LWMTER

EU Energy Law and Regulation

 20

 7

 LWMTCO

Competition Law and M

 20

 7

 LWMTFR

Legal Issues in International Financial Regulation

 20

 7

 LWMTBL

International Banking Law

 20

 7 

 LWMTCA

International Commercial Arbitration

 10

 7 

 LWMTCG

Comparative Oil and Gas Policy

 10

 7 

 LWMTGC

Oil and Gas Contract Law

 20

 7

 LWMTOG

Legal Issues in Oil and Gas

 20

 7

 LWMTTA

Investment Treaty Arbitration

 10

 7

 LWMTIN

Advanced Intellectual Property Law

 10

 7 

 LWMTDS

International Dispute Settlement

 20

 7 

 LWMTDD

International Finance and Investment Law: Doing the Deal 

 20

 7

 

 

List B - Economics LLM/MSc Law and Economics optional modules (subject to availability in any given year) 

 Code

 Title

 Credits

 Level

 ECM102

Macroeconomic Policy

 20

 7

 ECM120

The Economics of the Multinational Enterprise

 20

 7

 ECM121

Strategic Diversity and the Political Economy of Multinationals

 20

 7

 ECM130

The Microeconomics of Banking

 20

 7

 ECM131

Banking and the Macroeconomy

 20

 7

 ECM132

Economics of Financial Markets

 20

 7

 ECM133

Economics of Financial Regulation

 20

 7

 ECM621

Topics in Business Economics

 20

 7

 ECM148

Emerging Economies and Policies

 20

 7

 ECM123

Regulation

 20

 7

 ECM101

Microeconomic Policy

 20

 7

Students may choose this module only if they are not already taking it as part of their compulsory modules.

 

 

 

LLM Oil and Gas\MSc Oil and Gas

 

About LLM Oil and Gas and MSc Oil and Gas

Course duration: 1 year full-time/2 years part-time Course starts: October/January

For further information about the Distance Learning course, please contact Ioannis Kokkoris, the programme director: i.kokkoris@reading.ac.uk

Oil and gas activities involve a combination of legal, economic and environmental issues, all of which are necessary for individuals involved in these sectors to have a thorough understanding of. In these sectors there is a gap in the combination of legal and economic expertise as well as a gap in the contribution of environmental/geography science. In order to understand their needs and to counsel their clients effectively, Law graduates working in these industries need a wider knowledge than merely the specific regulations applicable. A familiarity with the economic and environmental perspectives is indispensable and this programme is, therefore, suitable for these professionals who seek to upgrade their skills whilst at the same time providing formal academic recognition for doing so.

Similarly, economics and business students involved in the oil and gas industry will benefit from an accurate understanding of the institutional legal framework of oil and gas economies as well as of the environmental issues fundamental to such economies. Finally, students focusing on environmental issues related to the oil and gas industry need to be familiar with legal and economic issues relevant to the oil and gas industry. Through lectures, case study group work and other exercises the programme will aim to provide students with the theoretical and practical building blocks and conceptual tools necessary for some of the more advanced intellectual tasks they will be called upon throughout the course.

The LLM Oil and Gas Law / MSc Oil and Gas programme is a multi-disciplinary programme designed to address the cross-border elements of the oil and gas industry but also respond to the demand for highly qualified professionals. The programme will also be relevant for professionals in the renewable energy sector (especially taking into account the ongoing developments e.g. World Future Energy Summit), as, amongst other, the sector itself draws significant R&D capability from the oil and gas sector. The LLM Oil and Gas Law / MSc Oil and Gas programme is designed to respond to the demand for professionals in the emerging oil and gas industry. It is hoped that the programme will contribute to the augmentation of knowledge and skills base of the industry and ultimately lead to the optimal use of oil and gas resources

On completion of the LLM Oil and Gas and MSc Oil and Gas, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. develop their knowledge of the key issues in the emerging oil and gas industry;
  2. increase the analytical and research skills of students in terms of their ability to collect and analyse information relating to legal, economic and environmental problems related to the oil and gas industry;
  3. be exposed to a multidisciplinary learning environment.
  4. develop an array of both analytical and critical skills, through independent study and working with others.
  5. provide students with the knowledge and skills for professional life and further academic study.

Programme content

The programme consists of 180 credits. Within the LLM programme there are a taught element (140 credits) and a Project (40 credits). Students on the MSc programme may choose either to take taught modules totalling 180 credits or, like the LLM students, they can allocate 40 credits to a Project, in which case they must also follow the Project Skills module (10 credits).

In both the LLM and MSc programme, the project must be written on a topic that has a meaningful relationship to issues of Oil and Gas law.

 

LLM Oil and Gas Law Compulsory Modules all modules from this group must be taken

 Code

 Title

 Credits

 Level

 LWMTPR

 Project

 40

 7

 LWMTPS

 Project Skills (Spring)

 10

 7

 LWMTGC

 Oil and Gas Contract Law (Autumn)

 20

 7

 LWMTOG

 Legal Issues in Oil and Gas (Autumn)

 20

 7

 

Entry requirements

Applicants with a first or upper-second class bachelor degree in law or a degree featuring a substantial legal component.

Applications are particularly welcome from students holding undergraduate degrees in Business, Finance and Economics as well as in Law.

 

January entry

LLM students can also commence the LLM in January.
Students take modules in the spring term. They write the Project over the summer (May-September) and then take further modules in the following autumn term, graduating the following January.
The programme can be taken part-time over two years.


Career prospects

Law graduates of the LLM and MSc Oil and Gas programme will enhance their knowledge on the oil and gas industry and improve their employability not only for law firms active in these industries but also in in-house legal teams. While very many law graduates take professional exams in law and go on to practise law either in the UK or abroad, many others pursue alternative careers. This is particularly the case with those who have chosen to pursue a postgraduate qualification in law, as the skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate law degree are in great demand from both legal and non-legal employers.

For non-law graduates the LLM/MSc Oil and Gas programme will enhance the employability of professionals who seek to upgrade their skills while at the same time gaining formal academic recognition for such upgrading.

For all students, useful, transferrable skills will be included as integral elements of the programme. These include:

Working independently and reflecting on feedback to improve their performance.

The acquisition of an ability to think analytically, to develop frameworks for considering and resolving complex problems, and to discriminate between persuasive and unpersuasive arguments.

Students will be given every opportunity to research a variety of sources in libraries and on the internet, and, in particular, to research and assess academic literature.

Particular elements of the programme expose students to the use of information technology and encourage the development of general professional capabilities, including recognition of deadlines and effective time management.

 

School of Law Oil and Gas Optional Modules

 Code

 Title

 Credits

 Term

 LWMTEE

EU Environmental Law

 10

 Autumn

 LWMTER

EU Energy Law and Regulation

 10

 Spring

 LWMTHG

Human Rights in Natural Resources

 10

 Spring

 LWMTTA

Investment Treaties Arbitration

 10

 Spring

 LWMTCA

International Commercial Arbitration

 10 

 Autumn

 LWMTGC

Oil and Gas Contract Law †

 20

 Autumn

 LWMTOG

Legal Issues in Oil and Gas †

 20

 Autumn

 LWMTDS

International Disputes Settlement

 20

 Spring

 LWMTEI

The European Internal Market and Economic Governance

 20

 Autumn

 LWMTIF

Legal Aspects of International Finance

 20 

 Spring

 LWMTEC

EU Competition Law

 20

 Autumn

 LWMTIW

Legal Aspects of International Trade and WTO

 10

 Spring

 LWMTFR

Legal Aspects in International Financial Regulation

 20

 Autumn

 LWMTMA

Legal Aspects of Mergers. Acquisitions and Takeovers

 20

 Spring

 LWMTCO

Competition Law and M&As

 20

 Autumn

 LWMTBL

International Banking Law

 20

 Autumn

 LWMTIN

Advanced Intellectual Property Law

 10 

 Spring

 LWMTDD

International Finance and Investment Law: Doing the Deal  

 20

 Spring 


Henley Business School Oil and Gas Optional Modules 

Code

  Title

 Credits

 Term

 MMM034

International Corporate Social Responsibility

 20

 Spring

 ICM270

Corporate Governance and Accountability

 20

 Spring


School of Agriculture, Policy and Development Oil and Gas Optional Modules

 Code

 Title

 Credits

 Term

 APME68

The Ecological Economics of Climate Change

 10

Autumn

 APME69

Climate Change Policy and Governance

 10

Spring (prereq: knowledge of environmental economics)

 APME58

Resource and Environmental Economics

 10

Autumn (14 hours) and Spring (6 hours) (prereq: Knowledge of intermediate level microeconomics, regression methods)

 IDM073

Environment and Development: Problem and Policies

 10

 Autumn

 APMA91

Environmental Management: Principles and Practice

 10

 Autumn

 IDM068

Extractive Industries, The Environment and Developing Societies

 10

 Spring

 IDM046

Governance, Accountability and Development

 10

 Spring

School of Geography and Environmental Science Oil and Gas Optional Modules

 Code

 Title

 Credits

 Term

 SSMCON

 Soil Contaminants

 10

 Autumn


School of Economics Oil and Gas Optional Modules

 Code

 Title

 Credits

 Term

 ECM181

Economic Theory for Climate Change

 20

 Autumn

 ECM182

Climate Change and Economic Policy

 20

 TBC

 ECM123

Regulation

 20

 Spring

 ECM183

Carbon and Renewable Energy Economics

 20

 TBC

 ECM170

The Political Economy of World Energy

 20

 Spring

 

 

 

 

LLM Oil and Gas by Distance Learning

 

About LLM Oil and Gas by Distance Learning Course

Course duration: 1 year full-time/2 years part-time Course starts: October/January

Oil and gas activities involve a combination of legal, economic and environmental issues, all of which need to be thoroughly understood by individuals involved in the sector. The sector requires the effective integration of legal expertise with economic knowledge and environmental/geography science. In order to understand the sector's needs and to counsel their clients effectively, Law graduates working in these industries need a wider knowledge than merely the specific regulations applicable. A familiarity with economic and environmental perspectives is indispensable. This programme is, therefore, suitable for legal professionals who seek to upgrade their skills whilst at the same time providing formal academic recognition.

Similarly, economics and business students involved in the oil and gas industry will benefit from an accurate understanding of the institutional legal framework of oil and gas economies as well as of the environmental issues fundamental to such economies. Finally, students focusing on environmental issues related to the oil and gas industry need to be familiar with legal and economic issues relevant to the oil and gas industry.

The LLM Oil and Gas Law programme is a multi-disciplinary programme designed to address the cross-border elements of the oil and gas industry and respond to the demand for highly qualified professionals. The programme will also be relevant for professionals in the renewable energy sector (especially taking into account the ongoing developments such as the World Future Energy Summit), as, amongst other things, the sector itself draws significant R&D capability from the oil and gas industry.The programme aims to contribute to the augmentation of the knowledge and skills base of the industry and ultimately lead to the optimal use of oil and gas resources

On completion of the LLM Oil and Gas, students will be expected to have:

  1. developed their knowledge of the key issues in the emerging oil and gas industry;
  2. increased their analytical and research skills in terms of their ability to collect and analyse information relating to legal, economic and environmental problems related to the oil and gas industry;
  3. benefited from exposure to a multidisciplinary learning environment.
  4. developed an array of both analytical and critical skills, through independent study and working with others.
  5. acquired the knowledge and skills for professional life and further academic study.

Programme content

The distance learning programme consists of 180 credits. The programme is comprised of a taught element (140 credits) and a Project (40 credits). The project (LWMTPR) must be written on a topic that has a meaningful relationship to issues of Oil and Gas law and is written off-campus between May and September.


Distance Learning LLM Oil and Gas Law Compulsory Modules - all modules from this group must be taken

 Code

 Title

Credits

Level

Term 

LWMTPR

Project

 40

 7

Summer

LWMTPSD

Project Skills (distance learning)

 10

 7

Spring

LWMTGCD

Oil and Gas Contract Law (distance learning)

 20

 7

Autumn 

LWMTOGD

Legal Issues in Oil and Gas (distance learning) 

 20

 7 

Autumn 

 

 


Online delivery of these modules will involve a mix of recorded lectures, online tutorials and asynchronous guided study online. In the context of these modules, DL students will access relevant sources using online databases and/or may be required to purchase textbooks, and/or will be able to access scanned individual book chapters on BB. They will submit their coursework electronically.

All modules other than the Project will be assessed by a written essay and may include other forms of assessment such as participation in online tutorial or an oral presentation.


Part-time/modular arrangements

The Distance Learning LLM Oil and Gas Law programme can be taken part-time over two years. In the first year of study, a student will normally be required to complete the core modules LWMTGCD Oil and Gas Contract Law, and LWMTOGD Law of Oil and Gas and further optional modules totalling not less than 20 credits and not more than 50 credits. In the second year of study a student will normally be required to complete the core module LWMTPSD Project Skills, any remaining optional modules, and the LWMTPR Project module. The programme may not be completed over more than two years.

 

Entry requirements

Entrants to this programme can be required to have obtained a degree in law or a degree with a substantial legal component with a first or upper second class honours. Alternatively entrants to this programme can be required to have obtained a degree in economics or a degree with a substantial economic component with a first or upper second class honours. Candidates with a background other than law and economics (e.g. environmental science, geography) or with suitable work experience are encouraged to apply. All applicants are considered on their individual merits and the School may vary these requirements if it sees fit. Successful completion of the PG Certificate or PG Diploma may also satisfy the requirements for entry to the LLM.

For unconditional offers the required IELTS score is 7.0 overall (all parts above 6.5).
For unconditional offers (with an obligatory 8 week English presessional course and a English recommended insessional course) the required IELTS score is 6.5 overall (all parts above 6.0 with score required for the Writing part being 6.5).

 

January Entry

LLM students can also commence the course in January. Students take  a mixture of compulsory and optional modules in the spring term, then take the dissertation in the summer term and further compulsory and optional modules in the following autumn term, graduating the following January.

 

Career prospects

Law graduates of the LLM Oil and Gas programme will enhance their knowledge on the oil and gas industry and improve their employability not only for law firms active in these industries but also in in-house legal teams. While very many law graduates take professional exams in law and go on to practise law either in the UK or abroad, many others pursue alternative careers. This is particularly the case with those who have chosen to pursue a postgraduate qualification in law, as the skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate law degree are in great demand from both legal and non-legal employers.

For non-law graduates the LLM Oil and Gas programme will enhance the employability of professionals who seek to upgrade their skills while at the same time gaining formal academic recognition for such upgrading.

For all students, useful, transferrable skills will be included as integral elements of the programme. These include:

Working independently and reflecting on feedback to improve their performance.

The acquisition of an ability to think analytically, to develop frameworks for considering and resolving complex problems, and to discriminate between persuasive and unpersuasive arguments.

Students will be given every opportunity to research a variety of sources in libraries and on the internet, and, in particular, to research and assess academic literature.

Particular elements of the programme expose students to the use of information technology and encourage the development of general professional capabilities, including recognition of deadlines and effective time management.

 

 

 

School of Law Oil and Gas Distance Learning Optional Modules

 Code

 Title 

Credits 

 Term

LMWTCAD

International Commercial Arbitration

 10

Autumn 

LWMTDLD

International Development Law

 10

Spring

LWMTLED

International Economic Law

 10

Autumn

LWMTBLD

International Banking Law

 20

Autumn

LWMTTAD

Investment Treaty Arbitration

 10 

Spring

LWMTMAD

Legal Aspects of Mergers,  Acquisitions and Takeovers

 20

Spring

LWMTDDD

International Financial Transactions: Doing the Deal

 20

Spring

LWMTPPD

Project Finance, PPP and the Law

 20

Spring

LWMTGLD

Corporate Governance and the Law

 20

Spring

LWMTEMD

Emerging Markets and international Commercial and Economic Law

 20

Spring

 

School of Economics Oil and Gas Law Distance Learning Optional Modules

 Code

 Title

Credits

 Term

ECM181D

Economic Theory of Climate Change

 20

Autumn & Spring

ECM182D

Climate Change and Economic Policies

 20

Autumn

ECM183D

Carbon and Renewable Energy Economics

 20

Spring

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