University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Energy and Environmental Law

The programme covers the close examination of the interlinked nature of energy and the environment as encapsulated by the concept of sustainable development. The programme looks at the current environmental challenges that characterise the world, including the organisation of our energy system in the 21st Century. Topics among others include environmental damage in the upstream energy sector, clean energy and carbon law, the regulation of the green economy as well as the protection of our natural resources as a precondition for a sustainable future. A core theme emphasised throughout this programme is that neither energy demands nor the case for environmental protection can be considered in isolation. Solutions at a local, national and global level must balance carefully these two, at times competing, concerns, not least in the light of current claims for a transition to a low carbon society.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in Law (or another related discipline) or equivalent. Relevant practical experience in the field of commercial law will also be beneficial; an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE).

Course modules

Candidates may choose either: Critical legal thinking and scholarship or critical legal thinking and scholarship. Plus dissertation. Candidates must take 3 other courses and a 4 course may be chosen from another LLM programme.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of continuous assessment and written examination at the end of the relevant semester. Continuous assessment takes the form of presentations and written essays. In addition, students must complete a course in research skills and a dissertation on a topic within the specialism. The dissertation is prepared and written between March and August, for both January and September start dates. Guidance on the writing of a dissertation is given.

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 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 September 2016 - 24 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
LLM Part-time January 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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School of Law
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01224 272443