Taught course

Energy Politics and Law

Institution
University of Aberdeen · School of Social Science
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree of at least 2:1 standard or equivalent from a recognised university. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The degree in Energy Politics and Law will give an in-depth understanding of energy politics and law issues and an introduction to energy economics. Topics will include

  • the politics of energy and of electricity market reform
  • the politics and law of renewable energy, international energy security issues for example the causes and consequences of oil crises, and the law and politics of climate change
  • how economics and legal issues affect political and commercial decisions in energy
  • how the law affects the oil and gas industry as well commercial domestic and international political regulation of energy markets

On an ad hoc basis opportunities exist for working on dissertation projects in collaboration with companies and agencies in the energy industry.

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/tuitionfees/
International students
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/tuitionfees/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
18 months

PGCert

part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Office
Email
socscipg@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1224 272762
Fax
+44(0)1224 272552