Taught course

International Energy Law and Policy

Institution
University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply.

Energy law and policy practitioners come from a wide range of backgrounds, and the profession is keen to encourage applicants from the arts, humanities, business, sciences, and the social sciences. Applications are welcomed from applicants from the broadest range of disciplines.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The growing pressure on natural resources has prompted an evaluation of traditional forms of energy, as well as a search for new and renewable energy forms. Energy production, distribution and use have become a priority area for governments, businesses and non-governmental organisations across the world. With a growing demand for employees with specialised legal knowledge in energy law and policy, we’ve designed this course specifically to meet that need.

On this Masters course, you’ll explore the intersections between energy, environment, investment and regulation. Expert staff have come together to provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of energy law and policy, as well as of key areas of investment law, environmental policy, energy management and economics.

You’ll be taught by expert staff in law, economics, politics and environmental science. They’ll give you clear insight into the relevant legal, political and economic issues related to energy law at the national, regional and international level. There’s also an opportunity for a work-based dissertation.

It’s important to us that our students have the opportunity to engage with energy law and policy as it continues to evolve, which is why we encourage students to attend suitable conferences. For example, in 2016/17 LLM students attended an energy policy conference to hear more about energy policy and market reform from the government, regulators and industry.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 with minimum 162 in each skill
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 169 with minimum of 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17

More information on our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please consult our website for up-to-date information on course fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Professor Simon Marsden
Email
simon.marsden@stir.ac.uk