Taught course

Energy Law and Policy (distance learning)

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You should have a good 4-year degree, equivalent to a UK honours degree, preferably at upper 2nd class level or above. Candidates holding the equivalent of a good 2nd class lower degree may also apply. Degree certificates and academic transcripts must be provided. Preferred degree disciplines are Law, Economics, Geology, Petroleum or Mining Engineering, Finance. Work experience in the energy/natural resources industry is an advantage, though it is not a strict requirement for admission to the LLM.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

This degree is aimed at petroleum industry professionals, both in government and industry, who wish to gain a grounding in the legal and regulatory aspects of the international petroleum industry.

Our LLM Energy Law and Policy by distance learning is designed to give opportunity for busy lawyers and non-lawyers that cannot study full time. It will lead to advanced knowledge and understanding of the legal and regulatory environment and processes in the international energy and resources industries. The course includes emphasis on the structure and regulation of gas and electricity markets and leads to an advanced understanding of the way legislation and regulation can be used to implement policy decisions in the downstream energy industries.

Compulsory Modules:

  • Natural Resources Sectors: A Multidisciplinary Introduction
  • Dissertation or Internship

Core Compulsory Modules:

  • Downstream Energy Law and Policy
  • Financial and Project Analysis of Natural Resources and Energy
  • International Law of Natural Resources and Energy
  • Legal Framework for International Project Finance

Elective Modules:

Candidates are advised to choose additional modules from what is available on the academic timetable subject to any restrictions that may apply.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-60 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation20 (12500 words)

Course contact details

Dorothy Stewart
+44 (0)1382 385453
+44 (0)1382 385854