University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Energy Politics and Law

The degree is designed for students wishing to develop an advanced knowledge in energy management, regulatory agencies, stakeholder engagement, and NGO/policy advisory roles.

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

Core modules: Energy politics; introduction to energy economics; international energy security; project. Optional modules: 1st semester: Climate change and law policy; oil and gas law. 2nd semester: Renewable energy law; downstream energy law.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary from course to course and include essays, reports, exercises and presentations. Courses are generally 100% continuous assessment. Students can obtain a Postgraduate Certificate on satisfactory completion of modules to the value of 60 credit points, or a Diploma should they exit with modules worth 120 credit points passed successfully. The Master's requires the student to pass the project and the 5module courses. The Master's degree shall not be awarded to a candidate who fails to achieve a CAS mark of 9 or above in the dissertation, irrespective of their performance in other courses.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
MSc Full-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Admissions office
Telephone number: 
01224 272090