University of Dundee

University of Dundee

International Natural Resources Law and Policy (LLM)

This degree is aimed at resources industry professionals, both in government and industry, who wish to develop a broad understanding of the legal and regulatory framework within which the resources industry operates, both nationally and internationally, and of the key policy issues and challenges.

Entry requirements

LLM: A good 4 year degree, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, preferably at 2.1 Honours level or above; equivalent of a 2.2 Honours degree may also apply; preferred degree disciplines; law; economics; geology; petroleum or mining engineering; finance; work experience in the energy/natural resources industry is an advantage; though not strictly a requirement for admission to the LLM; English language proficiency requirements are; IELTS 6.5, or TOEFL 603 or 250 on the computer-based test.

Course modules

Modules may include: Natural resources sectors (a multidisciplinary approach); dissertation or internship; environmental law and policy for natural resources and energy; international and comparative mineral law; international law of natural resources and energy; international law of water resources; international petroleum law and policy; mineral resources policy and economics; national and comparative oil and gas law; legal frameworks for water resource management; transnational investment law and policy.

Assessment methods

Dissertation; internship report; extended PhD proposal.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
LLM Full-time January 2020 - 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site DD1 4HN Scotland

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