Taught course

International Natural Resources Law and Policy (distance learning) LLM

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

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 MSc.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

This is a broad-based course, concerned with the fundamentals of all natural resources and energy. Governments are constantly making decisions about the interaction of resources and energy, such as how much oil, coal, or gas to use. You will study the individual sectors and examine the options that governments face.

You'll learn about the rules and regulations surrounding hydrocarbon and minerals production, together with gas and power downstream sectors.

You will also study:

  • the nature of petroleum and mining rights
  • regulatory and contractual structures surrounding projects
  • how governments gain revenue from resources through taxation and ownership
  • environmental and sustainability issues in natural resources
  • dispute avoidance and resolution

You will have the option to study energy and resource economics, energy financing, or dispute settlement modules, depending on your own interests.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Mr Stephen Dow