Taught course

International Energy and Environmental Law

Institution
Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Law School
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

  • A good law degree, 2.2 or above.
  • Applicants whose first degree is not Law will be required to provide evidence of commitment to the LLM subject that they wish to study.
  • Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

LLM International Energy & Environmental Law (IEEL) aims to provide you with a critical understanding of current issues relating to energy and environmental policy and regulation at an international level. The course introduces you to key international legal principles and frameworks regulating the energy sector and considers their application to global energy industries at a moment when the international community is seeking to address the challenges of climate change.

The Course adopts a ‘reflective’ approach. It provides you with a fundamental understanding of the adaptations in international investment framework and different regulatory approaches to traditional, yet still important forms of energy entering a transitional stage, such as coal, oil and gas (sunset energy sources). It also places significant emphasis upon the regulation of renewable and more sustainable energy sources, such as solar, wind, geothermal and hydrogen (sunrise energy sources) as well as the use of novel technologies to mitigate climate change risk, such as carbon capture and storage. The Course covers other, low-carbon energy sources such as nuclear energy in this transitional environment.
Why study at Nottingham Law School?
  • Nottingham Law School is one of the leading providers of academic and professional legal education in the country, with an established record of delivering innovative courses.
  • It is also one of the largest law schools in the UK, with over 120 staff and in excess of 2,800 students.
  • Choose a study route that suits you with full-time, part-time and distance learning options available.
  • Attend an International Summer School with the opportunity to explore Law in a European context.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • The Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre provides students with the opportunity to give “real life” advice and represent clients in tribunals. The Centre administers a number of employability experiences (Employer Challenges) available to LLM students.
  • 94.4% of our Nottingham Law School postgraduates are in work or further study within 15 months of finishing their degrees (of those available for work or study, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-18).
  • NTU is 2nd for number of PGT students studying Law (HESA 2018/19).

Information for international students

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. For this course, we usually require one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.
  • An equivalent English language qualification.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
applications@ntu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 848 4200