Taught course

Energy Law with Dissertation

University of Aberdeen · School of Law

Entry requirements

Normally, a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Law will be required to be accepted onto this programme. Relevant practical experience in a related field will also be beneficial.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

In energy terms, we live in times of great flux. The demand for energy keeps on rising especially as newly developing nations seek new energy and new wealth.

Yet, the paradox is that this explosion of activity is happening precisely at the point in world history when we’re also trying to seriously reduce our carbon emissions and the effects of climate change. How to reconcile these two often opposing demands is where energy law becomes pivotal. Our market-leading LLM Energy Law is designed to help you specialise and stand out, gaining new insights and new ways forward, in this challenging global arena.

The programme is designed for students with a degree in law or in a related discipline, who want to gain a greater knowledge of how energy law works - and crucially how it is developing over time - providing students with a robust and industry-ready knowledge for a successful career.

The University of Aberdeen attracts world-class expertise in energy law . It’s this unrivalled depth and breadth of experience which informs our outstanding level of teaching to give you the knowledge the world values.

We focus on the key areas of the Energy sector from a policy and problem-solving perspective.

Our core programme will examine the area from a comparative, international and inter-disciplinary perspective. The programme features a carefully chosen series of course options. including Oil and Gas, Renewables, Nuclear Energy and Carbon Capture and Storage.

Alongside these subjects, we explore the principles of environmental regulation and corporate environmental liability for an in-depth understanding of the regulatory and competitive framework in which the industry operates.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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