Taught course

Mineral Law and Policy

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants 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

Our LLM Mineral Law and Policy by distance learning is aimed at mineral industry professionals both in government and industry, who wish to develop their understanding of the legal and regulatory framework within which the mineral industry operates and of the key policy issues and challenges in this sector.

The LLM Mineral Law and Policy expose students to the legal and policy issues relevant to mining in most countries, to the common legal issues and structures that arise in the activities of mining companies while examining the effects that mining can have on environment and communities and the responses to these effects. This programme therefore aims to provide an intellectually challenging academic programme of study, which will demand of the student the ability to analyse and evaluate key regulation, international and comparative law that are relevant to mining and the key influences and effects of those laws from other disciplinary perspectives particularly economics and political science since reliable understanding of the law affecting mining cannot be achieved without these perspectives.

Information for international students

University of Dundee alumni can be found in international and national oil companies, mining companies, financial organisations, government departments and agencies, non-governmental and international organisations, research and academic institutes, international law firms, consultancies with interesting in the energy and natural resource sectors all over the world.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 - 60 months

Course contact details

Vikki Watson
+44 (0)1382 384459