Taught course

International Mineral Law and Policy

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent to a UK Honours degree, preferably at 2:1 level or above. Candidates with a 2:2 degree may also apply. 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, September

Course content

The minerals industry is changing quickly as environmental and sustainability concerns grow. The industry has a crucial role to play in the energy transition and as a source for components. On this course you will study these changes and understand how the industry previously worked and how it will move towards a sustainable future.

You'll examine the regulatory and contractual environment surrounding the minerals industry. You will learn about how mining rights are granted, the production process, and decommissioning.

You will also study the choices facing governments and companies, and look at how governments can enforce changes to out-dated practices to improve environmental and sustainability performance.

Mining projects create all sorts of regulatory issues, ranging from illegal mining to social and economic impacts. You will learn about the stages of the industry, including recognising the changing place of minerals in the world economy.

You will also learn about:

  • the ways investors allocate risk over the long term
  • the nature of mining rights
  • the regulatory and contractual model surrounding a mining project
  • mineral economics and options for mineral taxation
  • social, environmental, and sustainability issues surrounding mining projects
  • dispute avoidance and resolution


You do not need to be a lawyer to take this course.

CEPMLP has been a global voice of energy law and policy since 1977. We are now working towards the transition to low-carbon economies worldwide. With over 6,000 postgraduate alumni from more than 50 countries, we prepare our graduates for high–profile careers in the public and private sectors.

Fees and funding

You should have the equivalent to a UK Honours degree, preferably at 2:1 level or above. Candidates with a 2:2 degree may also apply. 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Mr Stephen Dow
Email
s.r.dow@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 384818