University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Energy Politics and Law

This programme will provide students with the ability to analyse energy political and legal issues and also give them knowledge about energy economics. Courses offered involve the politics of energy and of electricity market reform; how economics and legal issues affect political and commercial decisions in energy; how the law affects the oil and gas industry; commercial domestic and international political regulation of energy markets; the politics and law of renewable energy; international energy security issues such as oil crises, and the law and politics of climate change. Efforts will be made as far as is practicable to furnish opportunities for direct engagement through work experience or collaboration in writing dissertation projects with the energy industry. The Programme will equip students with an in-depth, all round ability to analyse energy issues and enable them more easily to find employment in an energy-related activity. This will be done in the setting of the key centre - Aberdeen - of the energy industry in the UK.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience, for instance in some aspect of energy. References are not required in order for applicants to submit an application. They are not usually required in order for a decision to be made but in certain cases applicants may be asked to provide a single academic reference at the request of the academic selector. English proficiency is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Energy politics; introduction to energy economics; international energy security; project; plus optional modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary from course to course and include essays, reports, exercises and presentations. Courses are generally 100% continuous assessment.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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