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Course Overview

The course examines the relationship between law, energy and natural resources, ethics, governance and development at the national and international levels on the one hand and variable developmental outcomes, particularly the resource curse phenomenon, on the other hand. The course then proceeds to apply advanced academic and experiential knowledge to formulate the fundamentals for overarching legal frameworks that will enable the good exploitation and development of energy and natural resources, thereby producing enduring benefits for all key stakeholders. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Mark Igiehon

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will be divided up into two parts: First part will focus on Natural Resource Curse and Responses; Resource Abundance and Economic Growth; Resource Valuation and Entry, Transparency & Accountability; Resource and Project Development Promise; Host Engagement & Development; Institutional Framework & Petroleum Sector Governance; Legacy, Future Generations & Sovereign Funds; New Paradigms for Exploitation and Development of Oil & Minerals for Good The second part will focus on specific subjects of Protection of the Environment; Regulation, Enforcement, Corruption and Malfeasance in Office; Transboundary Litigation Course will the Legal, Economics, Ethics, and Environmental Protection perspectives.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

54 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st attempt: 30% coursework (2500 words) and 70% exam (2 hours). Resit: 100% two hour examination, to be taken at the next diet.

Formative Assessment




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