Introduction

This LLM programme seeks to equip students with the necessary education to lead as lawyers , barristers and civil servants to build commercial structures and enterprises to enable sustainable development, as envisaged by the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015), the EU Sustainable Development Strategy (2001), and the US’s NEPA (1970). It provides an education combining Business Law with acumen in Sustainable Development, Ecological Protection, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

This programme is studied on campus.

As sustainable policies, and corresponding regulatory and compliance requirements, are increasingly adopted at international, EU, and domestic levels of governance, the need for lawyers and policy makers capable of coordinating these two important areas of legal practice is rapidly expanding. Simultaneously, investors and shareholders are calling for enhanced levels of corporate social responsibility from their boards. The programme should therefore be of interest to those who wish to equip themselves with the knowledge required to meet these challenges, and, from a corporate perspective, to adapt to a changing world. It may also appeal to practitioners who wish to acquire or update their legal knowledge to position themselves for employment in this burgeoning field. A challenging and rewarding subject to study, you will be immersed in the grounding concepts of commercial law designed to support the development of business both locally and globally, together with the regulatory requirements to do so sustainably. Our teaching promotes the kind of contextual thinking that enables you to gain a deeper, more forward-thinking understanding about the issues at stake within these areas . The programme will provide you with advanced and specialist knowledge in key areas of energy law and environmental law, together with a detailed understanding of commercial law at an international level. We explore the many different viewpoints and needs of energy and commerce at a global level within an environmental context. Through the preparation of a 10,000 word dissertation, you will develop the skills of critical analysis and independent research in law which are relevant to the needs of the legal profession and other areas of employment such as policy development Upon completion, you will be equipped with the intellectual, critical and practical skills that are fundamental to practicing as a trained professional in this developing field.

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Key Programme Information

At a Glance

Learning Mode
On Campus Learning
Degree Qualification
LLM
Duration
12 months or 24 months
Study Mode
Full Time or Part Time
Start Month
January or September

Study Options

Students will be expected to complete two courses drawn from a selection of Business Law and Commercial Law, and at least one course drawn from Environmental Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Law. Students will also need to take Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship, completing their study with the Dissertation.

LLM 12 months or 24 months On Campus Learning Full Time or Part Time January
Semester 1

Semester 1

Across the programme the following need to be studied: Critical Legal Thinking and 3 additional courses. Two courses drawn from a selection of Business Law and Commercial Law, and at least one course drawn from Environmental Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Law. Two courses in total should be selected from semester 1 and two from semester 3.

Courses may not be taught in every semester and may be subject to change. Please contact us to discuss further if you have any queries.

Compulsory Courses

Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship (LS551T)

This compulsory course provides students from diverse legal and educational backgrounds with a common understanding of the core research, analytical, and writing skills which would be required to excel in LLM-Taught courses. It commences with a few lectures and progresses to working within smaller groups in a workshop environment and finally to the submission of an individual assignment. It also incorporates elements such as library workshops to provide students with hands-on experience with the resources available for course and dissertation work.

View detailed information about this course

Optional Courses

Across your period of study 2 courses need to be taken from Business Law courses listed below and one from the list of Environmental Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Law . Please bear in mind that not all courses may run across all semesters.

Business Law
LS551L Corporate Environmental Liability
LS552N Commercial Tax Law and Policy
LS5588 International Trade & Finance Law
LS5595 Commercialising, Innovation and Law

Environmental Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Law
LS551A Principles of Environmental Regulation
LS551J Low Carbon Energy Transition: Nuclear Energy and Carbon Capture Storage

Corporate Environmental Liability (LS551L) - 30 Credit Points

Corporate environmental liability is a significant area of concern not only for those corporations engaged in activities which exhibit environmental risk but society as whole. An efficient, effective liability regime must be present to ensure that corporations do not shirk their financial liabilities. The course draws attention to the conflicting goals of corporate law (i.e. the limitation of liability) and environmental law (i.e. ensuring that polluters pay for damage caused) and encourages students to consider and develop solutions to this problem. Whilst the course focuses on EU environmental law, many of the concepts covered are relevant to other jurisdictions.

View detailed information about this course

Commercial Tax Law and Policy (LS552N) - 30 Credit Points

Tax law is an integral aspect of all international commercial activities; it is crucial for commercial lawyers to have an understanding of tax law even if they are not tax lawyers. This course is a tax law course for general commercial lawyers, providing a gentle introduction to the varieties of tax laws and policies. The course enables a general commercial lawyer to understand tax law and policy discussions, both as public policy concerns and as issues related to clients' commercial matters. The course covers the basics of tax models and introduces a variety of tax law systems, such as income tax, property tax, sales tax and VAT taxes. The course also explains how tax policy can affect corporate and commercial interests, such as the role of tax law in environmental protection, in energy resource stewardship, or in corporate social responsibility. In conclusion, the course is designed for general commercial lawyers to increase their professional skills and legal knowledge related to commercial tax law and policy.

View detailed information about this course

International Trade and Finance Law (LS5588) - 30 Credit Points

This course focuses on the difficulties which can arise when the buyer and seller of goods are located in different legal systems: we examine the sources of International Trade Law and the legal issues arising for buyer and seller in an international sale of goods transaction. We consider how to minimise or avoid these difficulties in the following contexts: the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the CISG; Incoterms and bills of lading; International Documentary Letters of Credit; dispute resolution by litigation and arbitration.

View detailed information about this course

Commercialising Innovation and Law (LS5595) - 30 Credit Points

Students will explore the diversity of laws and practices relevant to commercialising innovation. We will consider patents, trade secrets, copyright and database rights, new business models, competition and (focussing on natural resources), communications and activities in developing areas. Visiting speakers from practice and industry are regularly invited. In the first session, students develop an innovative idea, as a base for discussion in each session. Seminars involve individual and group work, and the preparation of posters. Assessment is by essay and exam.

View detailed information about this course

Principles of Environmental Regulation (LS551A) - 30 Credit Points

The purpose of this course is to introduce the main principles of environmental law. The course analyses the challenges of environmental protection from the perspective of international, European and national law. Besides the conceptual analysis of the main principles of environmental law and methods of regulation, the course focuses on the delicate interaction between the principles of economic law (e.g. the right to property, the protection of investments, free trade) and environmental protection. Is there a conflict between economic law and environmental law or are these fields of law mutually reinforcing?

View detailed information about this course

Low Carbon Energy Transition: Nuclear Energy and Carbon Capture and Storage (LS551J) - 30 Credit Points

Nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage are seen by some governments as key contributors alongside renewable energy to the decarbonisation of energy supplies. However, significant risks of harm to the environment and human health and challenges with securing investment and overcoming public concerns are associated with the use of both technologies. The seven seminar course examines legal responses to these risks and challenges at international, European Union and national levels, critically considering their adequacy for tackling the difficulties with employing nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage as part of a low carbon energy transition.

View detailed information about this course

Semester 2

Semester 2

The compulsory dissertation provide the opportunity to research and explore in more detail a specific legal area of your choice.

Compulsory Courses

Master of Law Dissertation (LS5904) - 60 Credit Points

Between May and mid-August students prepare a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice related to their specialist LLM programme. Students are instructed through the delivery of a preparatory lecture, two supervisory meetings and a two hour dissertation planning workshop in a small group setting. Students are expected to spend considerable time on independent research throughout the course of the dissertation module, including; preparation of dissertation plan, amendment of plan in accordance with supervisory comments, preparation for the dissertation workshop, and, of course, in the final 10,000 word dissertation itself.

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Semester 3

Semester 3

Across the programme the following need to be studied: Critical Legal Thinking and 3 additional courses. Two courses drawn from a selection of Business Law and Commercial Law, and at least one course drawn from Environmental Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Law. Two courses in total should be selected from semester 1 and two from semester 3. Most courses will be taught in both semseters, but may be subject to change. Please contact us to discuss further if you have any queries.

Optional Courses

Choose 2 of the following business and commercial courses across semesters 1 and 3: NB the list below is for semester 3, note these may not run in semester 1

Business Law
LS501G Comparative and International Perspectives on Company Law
LS502K Comparative Contract Law for International Transactions
LS502L International Intellectual Property: Frameworks and Challenges
LS5083 : International Commercial Arbitration

Choose at least one course from the following across semesters 1& 3: again please note these courses may not be available in semester 1

Environmental Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Law
LS501C International Energy and Environmental Law
LS501F Energy, Innovation and Law
LS501H Low Carbon Energy Transition:Renewable Energy Law
LS501D Oil and Minerals for Good

Comparative and International Perspectives on Company Law (LS501G)
Comparative Contract Law for International Transactions (LS502K) - 30 Credit Points

When international commercial lawyers work with contracts, those contracts often engage parties from multiple countries with differing legal perspectives on how to interpret that same singular contract. This course is designed to enable commercial lawyers to understand how various legal traditions provide their own unique perspectives on a variety of contract formation and interpretation issues. The course will explore how different aspects of contract law can lead to unexpected differences or similarities across international legal cultures,

enabling an international commercial lawyer to be able to coordinate those issues for their clients. The course will focus on a variety of European legal systems, with additional discussions drawn from commercial systems in Asia and in the Americas.

View detailed information about this course

International Intellectual Property: Frameworks and Challenges (LS502L) - 30 Credit Points

Students will explore the diverse elements of law which constitute international intellectual property law. We will consider the framework of international conventions, copyright and moral rights (with a particular focus on new developments and the digital age), patents, designs, the work of the World Health Organisation and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Throughout the challenge is to identify conflicts and synergies, and areas for future development, through regard to cases, scholarship, and the activities of policy makers and activists. Assessment is by an essay, an exam and an individual presentation.

View detailed information about this course

International Commercial Arbitration (on Campus) (LS5083) - 30 Credit Points

The demand for international commercial arbitration has increased significantly over the last 20 years. Empirical surveys conducted consistently report figures that suggest around 60% of businesses prefer arbitration over other dispute resolution methods. This course provides students with a solid understanding of how arbitration works both in principle and in practice. Topics covered include; the arbitration agreement, arbitral jurisdiction, the arbitral tribunal, challenging and enforcing awards. This course is taught together with International Commercial Arbitration in the Asia Pacific.

View detailed information about this course

International Energy and Environmental Law (LS501C) - 30 Credit Points

The course deals with the regulation of international activities regarding energy and the environment. The course will consider the international legal framework regarding energy sources, and it will look at the various legal instruments at the global and regional level as well as the key actors that are involved in regulation. It will also examine environmental issues that correspond to the generation and use of energy in the international context and the responses relating to environmental protection of soil, water, air, atmosphere and species.

View detailed information about this course

Energy, Innovation and Law (LS501F)
Low Carbon Energy Transition: Renewable Energy Law (LS501H) - 30 Credit Points

A transition from reliance on fossil fuels to low-carbon renewable energy is essential for mitigating climate change and for making energy supplies more sustainable. The course considers the challenges and concerns that this fundamental change in the nature of energy supplies gives rise to, and explores laws role in addressing them. The course examines the legal regimes for promoting renewable energy at international, EU and UK levels, and considers how law can be used to address significant constraints on the growth of renewable energy including difficulties with grid access and public opposition to wind energy development.

View detailed information about this course

Oil and Minerals for Good (LS501D) - 30 Credit Points

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.

View detailed information about this course

LLM 12 months or 24 months On Campus Learning Full Time or Part Time September
Semester 1

Semester 1

Across the programme the following need to be studied: Critical Legal Thinking and 3 additional courses. Two courses drawn from a selection of Business Law and Commercial Law, and at least one course drawn from Environmental Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Law. Two courses in total should be selected from semester 1 and two from semester 2. Most courses will be taught in both semseters, but may be subject to change. Please contact us to discuss further if you have any queries.

Compulsory Courses

This course is compulsory across all LLM's and provides a solid foundtaion for further legal study.

Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship (LS501T)

This compulsory course provides students from diverse legal and educational backgrounds with a common understanding of the core research, analytical, and writing skills which would be required to excel in LLM-Taught courses. It commences with a few lectures and progresses to working within smaller groups in a workshop environment and finally to the submission of an individual assignment. It also incorporates elements such as library workshops to provide students with hands-on experience with the resources available for course and dissertation work.

View detailed information about this course

Optional Courses

Choose 2 of the following business and commercial courses across semesters 1 and 2: NB the list below is for semester 1, note these may not run in semester 2

Business Law
LS501G Comparative and International Perspectives on Company Law
LS502K Comparative Contract Law for International Transactions
LS502L International Intellectual Property: Frameworks and Challenges
LS5083 International Commercial Arbitration

Choose at least one course from the following across: again please note these courses may not be available in semester 2

Environmental Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Law
LS501C International Energy and Environmental Law
LS501F Energy, Innovation and Law
LS501H Low Carbon Energy Transition:Renewable Energy Law
LS501D Oil and Minerals for Good

Comparative and International Perspectives on Company Law (LS501G)
Comparative Contract Law for International Transactions (LS502K) - 30 Credit Points

When international commercial lawyers work with contracts, those contracts often engage parties from multiple countries with differing legal perspectives on how to interpret that same singular contract. This course is designed to enable commercial lawyers to understand how various legal traditions provide their own unique perspectives on a variety of contract formation and interpretation issues. The course will explore how different aspects of contract law can lead to unexpected differences or similarities across international legal cultures,

enabling an international commercial lawyer to be able to coordinate those issues for their clients. The course will focus on a variety of European legal systems, with additional discussions drawn from commercial systems in Asia and in the Americas.

View detailed information about this course

International Intellectual Property: Frameworks and Challenges (LS502L) - 30 Credit Points

Students will explore the diverse elements of law which constitute international intellectual property law. We will consider the framework of international conventions, copyright and moral rights (with a particular focus on new developments and the digital age), patents, designs, the work of the World Health Organisation and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Throughout the challenge is to identify conflicts and synergies, and areas for future development, through regard to cases, scholarship, and the activities of policy makers and activists. Assessment is by an essay, an exam and an individual presentation.

View detailed information about this course

International Commercial Arbitration (on Campus) (LS5083) - 30 Credit Points

The demand for international commercial arbitration has increased significantly over the last 20 years. Empirical surveys conducted consistently report figures that suggest around 60% of businesses prefer arbitration over other dispute resolution methods. This course provides students with a solid understanding of how arbitration works both in principle and in practice. Topics covered include; the arbitration agreement, arbitral jurisdiction, the arbitral tribunal, challenging and enforcing awards. This course is taught together with International Commercial Arbitration in the Asia Pacific.

View detailed information about this course

International Energy and Environmental Law (LS501C) - 30 Credit Points

The course deals with the regulation of international activities regarding energy and the environment. The course will consider the international legal framework regarding energy sources, and it will look at the various legal instruments at the global and regional level as well as the key actors that are involved in regulation. It will also examine environmental issues that correspond to the generation and use of energy in the international context and the responses relating to environmental protection of soil, water, air, atmosphere and species.

View detailed information about this course

Energy, Innovation and Law (LS501F)
Low Carbon Energy Transition: Renewable Energy Law (LS501H) - 30 Credit Points

A transition from reliance on fossil fuels to low-carbon renewable energy is essential for mitigating climate change and for making energy supplies more sustainable. The course considers the challenges and concerns that this fundamental change in the nature of energy supplies gives rise to, and explores laws role in addressing them. The course examines the legal regimes for promoting renewable energy at international, EU and UK levels, and considers how law can be used to address significant constraints on the growth of renewable energy including difficulties with grid access and public opposition to wind energy development.

View detailed information about this course

Oil and Minerals for Good (LS501D) - 30 Credit Points

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.

View detailed information about this course

Semester 2

Semester 2

Across the programme the following need to be studied: Critical Legal Thinking and 3 additional courses. Two courses drawn from a selection of Business Law and Commercial Law, and at least one course drawn from Environmental Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Law. Not all courses will be taught in both semseters, and may be subject to change. Please contact us to discuss further if you have any queries.

Optional Courses

Choose 2 of the following business and commercial courses across semesters 1 and 2:

Business Law
LS551L Corporate Environmental Liability
LS552N Commercial Tax Law and Policy
LS5588 International Trade & Finance Law
LS5595 Commercialising, Innovation and Law
NB the list below is for semester 2, note these may not run in semester 1

Choose at least one course from the following across: again please note these courses may not be available in semester 1:

Environmental Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Law
LS551A Principles of Environmental Regulation
LS551J Low Carbon Energy Transition: Nuclear Energy and Carbon Capture Storage

Corporate Environmental Liability (LS551L) - 30 Credit Points

Corporate environmental liability is a significant area of concern not only for those corporations engaged in activities which exhibit environmental risk but society as whole. An efficient, effective liability regime must be present to ensure that corporations do not shirk their financial liabilities. The course draws attention to the conflicting goals of corporate law (i.e. the limitation of liability) and environmental law (i.e. ensuring that polluters pay for damage caused) and encourages students to consider and develop solutions to this problem. Whilst the course focuses on EU environmental law, many of the concepts covered are relevant to other jurisdictions.

View detailed information about this course

Commercial Tax Law and Policy (LS552N) - 30 Credit Points

Tax law is an integral aspect of all international commercial activities; it is crucial for commercial lawyers to have an understanding of tax law even if they are not tax lawyers. This course is a tax law course for general commercial lawyers, providing a gentle introduction to the varieties of tax laws and policies. The course enables a general commercial lawyer to understand tax law and policy discussions, both as public policy concerns and as issues related to clients' commercial matters. The course covers the basics of tax models and introduces a variety of tax law systems, such as income tax, property tax, sales tax and VAT taxes. The course also explains how tax policy can affect corporate and commercial interests, such as the role of tax law in environmental protection, in energy resource stewardship, or in corporate social responsibility. In conclusion, the course is designed for general commercial lawyers to increase their professional skills and legal knowledge related to commercial tax law and policy.

View detailed information about this course

International Trade and Finance Law (LS5588) - 30 Credit Points

This course focuses on the difficulties which can arise when the buyer and seller of goods are located in different legal systems: we examine the sources of International Trade Law and the legal issues arising for buyer and seller in an international sale of goods transaction. We consider how to minimise or avoid these difficulties in the following contexts: the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the CISG; Incoterms and bills of lading; International Documentary Letters of Credit; dispute resolution by litigation and arbitration.

View detailed information about this course

Commercialising Innovation and Law (LS5595) - 30 Credit Points

Students will explore the diversity of laws and practices relevant to commercialising innovation. We will consider patents, trade secrets, copyright and database rights, new business models, competition and (focussing on natural resources), communications and activities in developing areas. Visiting speakers from practice and industry are regularly invited. In the first session, students develop an innovative idea, as a base for discussion in each session. Seminars involve individual and group work, and the preparation of posters. Assessment is by essay and exam.

View detailed information about this course

Principles of Environmental Regulation (LS551A) - 30 Credit Points

The purpose of this course is to introduce the main principles of environmental law. The course analyses the challenges of environmental protection from the perspective of international, European and national law. Besides the conceptual analysis of the main principles of environmental law and methods of regulation, the course focuses on the delicate interaction between the principles of economic law (e.g. the right to property, the protection of investments, free trade) and environmental protection. Is there a conflict between economic law and environmental law or are these fields of law mutually reinforcing?

View detailed information about this course

Low Carbon Energy Transition: Nuclear Energy and Carbon Capture and Storage (LS551J) - 30 Credit Points

Nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage are seen by some governments as key contributors alongside renewable energy to the decarbonisation of energy supplies. However, significant risks of harm to the environment and human health and challenges with securing investment and overcoming public concerns are associated with the use of both technologies. The seven seminar course examines legal responses to these risks and challenges at international, European Union and national levels, critically considering their adequacy for tackling the difficulties with employing nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage as part of a low carbon energy transition.

View detailed information about this course

Semester 3

Semester 3

September starts complete their programme with the compulsory dissertation. An option to research and explore in more detail a specific legal area of your choice.

Compulsory Courses

Master of Law Dissertation (LS5904) - 60 Credit Points

Between May and mid-August students prepare a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice related to their specialist LLM programme. Students are instructed through the delivery of a preparatory lecture, two supervisory meetings and a two hour dissertation planning workshop in a small group setting. Students are expected to spend considerable time on independent research throughout the course of the dissertation module, including; preparation of dissertation plan, amendment of plan in accordance with supervisory comments, preparation for the dissertation workshop, and, of course, in the final 10,000 word dissertation itself.

View detailed information about this course

Course Availability

We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.

How You'll Study

The LLM Business Law and Sustainable Development with Dissertation has flexibility built in. The programme is structured to allow you the freedom to specialise within Business and Environmental /Corporate Social Responsibility Law, yet explore its many varied aspects. Teaching is organised on a modular basis with a dissertation to be submitted at the end of August each year.

Learning Methods

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials

Assessment Methods

Courses are assessed through essays, presentations, role play, group work and project work. The variety of assessments in the programme ensures that students apply theory to practical situations in order to become expert at being able to analyse and reason issues thoroughly.

Why Study Business Law and Sustainable Development with Dissertation?

As the UN’s Green Fund begins to stimulate investment in sustainable commercial projects around the world there will be a need for lawyers and policy makers who understand both Business Commercial Law, as well as Sustainable Development Policy, Environmental Law, and Corporate Social Responsibility.  Traditionally, these pathways have been an “either/or” proposition, as Business Law was seen at some disjoint to Sustainability Policy or Environmental Policy. However, recent developments have highlighted the need to coordinate these two sets of policy goals for a more sustainable future.  This programme teaches both aspects to enable students to develop the skills to drive forward policy and legislation where the two can work symbiotically. The development of global sustainable development strategies is driving a need for novel legal studies options that combine business and commercial concepts with environmental and social considerations. Legal service related to corporate social responsibility is ever more important at major law firms and this LLM serves to provide this sought-after legal specialization.

NB This programme is available from September 2018, with an option to commence study in January 2019

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

Normally, a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Law will be required to be accepted onto this programme. Relevant practical experience in a related field will also be beneficial.

Please enter your country to view country-specific entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.

Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the College of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Standard level of English proficiency.

If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website.

Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempted from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.

Document Requirements

You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme.

Degree Transcript
a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
Personal Statement
a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme
Reference
a reference letter from your university discussing your academic ability. If you have been out of education for a long time you may wish to use your current or most recent employer, or another professional person

Fees and Funding

Home / EU / RUK Students £7,100

International Students £17,200

LLM 12 months or 24 months On Campus Learning Full Time or Part Time January

Please refer to our InfoHub Tuition Fees page for fee information for this programme, or contact law-pg-enquiries@abdn.ac.uk.

LLM 12 months or 24 months On Campus Learning Full Time or Part Time September

Please refer to our InfoHub Tuition Fees page for fee information for this programme, or contact law-pg-enquiries@abdn.ac.uk.

Additional Fees

  • In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses, for example field trips. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
  • For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including payment plans and our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.

Our Funding Database

View all funding options in our Funding Database.

Careers

A career in Law can command status, prestige and often has a good or even large income attached. As this dynamic area of law is developing both ccommerical law firms, government agencies and NGO’s will be seeking porefessionals equipped with this combined knowledge and skill. Equally, after studying in this developing area of law, you may wish to use the programme as an entry point towards a PhD in Sustainable Law and beyond that to work in the academic world. Because the Law touches so many parts of public life, it has become well regarded as a stepping stone, should you perhaps wish to enter politics, or business. More and more non-legal employers are valuing the eminently transferable skills law graduates can bring to industry and other international business organisations. These skills include but are not limited to:

  • Research
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • Diplomacy

Career Opportunities

  • Commercial Lawyer/Barrister
  • Environmental Lawyer/Barrister
  • Government Official/Civil Servant

Industry Links

Our Advisory Board includes individuals from industry, government, research centres, international organisations and leading research centres in Europe. With direct input from these key players and other guest lecturers from international academic and policy-making institutions, our programme stays relevant in a rapidly changing world. Many of your courses are taught by practitioners and leading industry experts so you will benefit from practical real life insights into the relevant industries.

Our Experts

You will be taught by and have access to a number of experts, many of whom are internationally renowned within their respective fields. These will include:-

  • Mr Derek Auchie
  • Dr Justin Borg-Barthet
  • Dr Tom Burns
  • Dr Jonathan Fitchen
  • Professor Tina Hunter
  • Professor Christopher Kee
  • Dr Roy Andrew Partain
  • Professor John Paterson
  • Mr Mike Radford
  • Mrs Donna McKenzie Skene
  • Anne-Michelle Slater
  • Dr Olivia Woolley
  • Dr Burcu Yuksel
  • Professor Paul Beaumont

Information About Staff Changes

You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.

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