University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Energy Law

Among the multiple challenges facing the world today, the provision of sufficient energy at appropriate prices to promote and sustain growth whilst at the same time accommodating climate change concerns, must feature near the top of any list. With a role to play in terms of international agreements among states in relation to both energy security and climate change, in terms of agreements between states and the commercial energy sector, and in terms of agreements among the multiple actors within the that sector, to say nothing of the legislation and regulation that touches every aspect of the energy chain, Law is an inescapable but also indispensible aspect of this sector.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in law or a related subject.

Course modules

Modules include: Climate change law and policy; oil and gas law; maritime spatial planning law; principles of environmental regulation; renewable energy law; downstream energy law.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of coursework submitted during the semester and a written examination at the end of the relevant semester. In addition, students must complete a course in research skills and a dissertation on a topic within the specialism. All full time students, both those who begin in January as well those who begin in September, commence work on the dissertation in March, with a final submission date in the beginning of September each year. Guidance on the writing of a dissertation is given.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 1 years
LLM Part-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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01224 272443