Energy Law with Professional Skills, LLM

Energy Law with Professional Skills, LLM

Introduction

Study this specialised programme in Aberdeen – Europe’s largest energy hub and a Top 100 Law School (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2022). Designed with inbuilt professional qualifications, you’ll develop a set of highly in-demand skills and the expertise to gain a true competitive advantage in the industry.

Study Information

Study Options

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

The LLM Energy Law with Professional Skills offers a practical, highly regarded qualification that includes hands-on learning and job-focused training in lieu of a dissertation. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills required to play a key role in the coming decades as the world seeks to meet growing energy demand and the consequent need for unprecedented levels of investment. You’ll also benefit from structured course content designed to support the development of broader personal and professional competencies. Opportunities to develop concrete, industry-sought skills are incorporated into the degree course and acquired alongside and during the study of Energy Law. For example, intensive case-study based exercises in the fields of project finance and project management add relevance and prominence to your CV, whilst the ability to demonstrate a range of professional skills will further enhance your employability prospects. Our graduates are well-placed to operate in a complex, globalised working environment and are able to progress quickly to leadership roles. The programme's hallmarks include strategically using professionals as adjunct faculty, as well as on-the-ground industry contacts.

Available Programmes of Study

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.

Fee Information

Additional Fee Information

  • Fees for individual programmes can be viewed in the Programmes section above.
  • 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.

Funding Opportunities

The SFC Postgraduate tuition fee scholarship may be available for those classified as Home/EU fee status students for this programme. Visit the scholarship page for more information.

The James Carnegie maintenance scholarship for postgraduate students is available with this degree.

Scholarships

Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships.

How You'll Study

Teaching is organised on a modular basis. There are two 12-week semesters, the first beginning in the second week of September, the second at the end of January.

Learning Methods

  • Individual Projects
  • Lectures
  • Research
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials

Assessment Methods

By course work, by written examination, or by a combination of these, as prescribed for each course. The degree of LLM shall not be awarded to a candidate who fails to achieve a CGS grade of D3 or above in the specified dissertation course, irrespective of their performance in other courses: such candidates may, at the discretion of the Examiners, be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

Why Study Energy Law with Professional Skills?

  • Our Law School is part of LLM Guide's Top 10 Programmes for Energy Law List 2021.
  • The School of Law is ranked 5th in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022).
  • A top quality learning and development experience.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised and respected postgraduate degree in one of the most dynamic areas of Law.
  • The advanced education attained on this programme translates into marketable skills, particularly valuable in today's highly competitive job market.
  • Learn from the best and engage with top academics shaping policy.
  • There is a growing demand for Energy Lawyers globally.
  • Our Academics provide thought leadership to industry and government on key pervasive and emerging issues. So you can be confident that you're investing in a learning experience that is shaped by staff at the forefront of the latest expert thinking.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

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

To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 6.0; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 21; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency:

OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 169; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Read more about specific English Language requirements here.

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. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.

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

Careers

You can become qualified to practice energy and environmental law as a consultant or you can consider joining energy and environmental companies to assist them to meet their regulator requirements for submission of permits from various governments around the world.

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Lawyer

Accreditation

This degree holds accreditation from

Specialty courses to improve your employability

Our broad range of niche courses focus on specific areas of industry and use current examples that will prepare you for your career. 

We are Top 100 in the World for Law

Our Law School is ranked in the Top 100 globally, according to the Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings 2022.

5th in the UK for Law

Our Law School is ranked 5th in the UK of 105 providers for Overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022).

Our Experts

This programme is delivered by experts from our Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL)

Programme Coordinator
Daria Shapovalova

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.

Facilities

Taylor Library

The School of Law has its own dedicated law library, Taylor Library, which is located within the Law School building, offering access to the Law collection, Official Publications and the European Documentation Centre.

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