University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Energy Law

This programme not only links to energy and environmental directives and issues but it covers the area from multiple perspectives of domestic, regional and international law. Within 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. Energy is vital to sustain our society, business and many vital industries such as transport, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and many important other sectors. This programme is designed to prepare lawyers for working in this challenging environment and not only develops their knowledge of this aspect of law but enhances their knowledge of environment when considering newer alternatives industries and methods of extracting energy.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in Law (or another related discipline) or equivalent; a minimum of IELTS at 6.5 (6.0 for writing), or an equivalent score on an internationally recognised English test with above-average competence in English language.

Course modules

Modules include: Critical legal thinking and scholarship; oil and minerals for good; energy, innovation and law; low carbon energy transition: renewable energy law; oil and gas law; principles of environmental regulation; low carbon energy transition: nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage; corporate environmental liability; downstream energy law; international investment arbitration in the energy sector.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 - 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,400 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Part-time January 2017 - 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,400 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

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

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