The exploration, extraction, sale and distribution of natural resources, including fossil fuels and minerals, is a massive undertaking. It is a highly regulated industry with legal implications at every stage of the process. This new course gives a comparative, socio-legal approach. This distinctive master's course examines upstream and downstream regulatory trends in oil, gas and minerals in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, placing this in the context of the broader economic, technological and environmental and sustainability issues that have an impact on the industry. You will learn how the law interacts with business, politics and finance in a sector that is under constant scrutiny. If you are a law graduate, legal professional, or graduate in another subject who works in - or is hoping to work in - the mining, energy or natural resource sector or a related field, this master’s degree will be a wise choice. If you want to keep on working and earn while you learn, you can do so, as all of our classes take place in the evening and lectures are also made available as podcasts and posted online.
Oil and Gas Law Policy (Mental Wealth) (core); Regulation and Governance of Energy (Mental Wealth) (core); Applied Project (core). Students also choose to take two modules from the following: Regulation of Financial Markets; International Law and Business; International Human Rights; Law of International Finance; Financial Crime and Corporate Criminal Liability; International Corporate Governance; Law of the World Trade Organisation and Globalisation; International Environmental Law; Economic Integration in Developing Countries.
All modules are research-based, involving coursework. You will take four modules of 30 credits each for which you will submit coursework of approximately 7,000 words at the end of the term. The LLM dissertation, accounting for 60 credits, involves a 15,000-word essay. Full-time students normally complete the 180 credits requirements in one academic year while part-time students complete the same in two years.
Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in law, social sciences or humanities or relevant subject (or recognised international equivalent). We would normally expect you to have grade C in GCSE English and maths. English language requirements: Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, reading and listening (or recognised equivalent).
Fees and funding
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