The world's long-term economic development depends on the existence of efficient, innovative and creative energy and resources industries. These, in turn, rely on individuals who possess a sound grasp of their legal, economic, technical and policy backgrounds.
The CEPMLP is at the heart of these issues and provides the best in advanced education in its field, preparing its graduates to meet the challenges posed by the evolving global economy.
Throughout its history, the CEPMLP has achieved continuous growth and has established international pre-eminence in its core activities: scholarly performance, high-level academic research, strategic consultancy and top-quality executive education. Currently, we have over 500 registered postgraduate students from more than 50 countries worldwide.
Our interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research and consultancy gives us a unique perspective on how governments and businesses operate. We offer flexible courses delivered by the best in the field, devised and continually updated in line with the Centre's unique combination of professional expertise and academic excellence.
This provides rigorous training for graduate students and working professionals. Full-time and distance-learning degrees, intensive training programmes tailor-made for individuals or companies and short-term professional seminars are all on offer.
We will teach you the practical and professional skills you need to mastermind complex commercial and financial transactions in the international workplace, and we will expose you to many varied and exciting opportunities. Why not take a few minutes to complete our application form - it could be the most far-reaching career move you'll ever make!
The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy
The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee is the internationally renowned graduate school in the field of international business transactions and natural resources and energy law and policy.
Stimulated by oil and gas developments in the North Sea, the Centre was established in May 1977.
Our interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research and consultancy provides a unique perspective on how governments, business, and communities operate, providing the professionals of today with the ability to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Winning the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2004 was a recognition that for nearly three decades we had been delivering high-quality professional training and education worldwide.
This commitment to quality remains to this day and will continue and improve into the future.
How you will be taught
Knowledge and Understanding
of the main types of international (global and regional) and national regulatory frameworks and instruments between and within individual states, as well as between companies and governments, and contractual arrangements between companies in the international energy and natural resources sectors.
of the key policy issues relating to law, regulation and contracts in the international energy and natural resources sectors.
of the jurisprudence of courts, and operation of tribunals and other dispute settlement mechanisms.
Undertake an evaluation of legal (or fiscal) regimes for the international energy and natural resources sectors.
Participate in the drafting of international agreements and national regulations or in the negotiation of an agreement between government and company or between companies, in the international energy and natural resources sectors.
Critically review the information and critically analyze issues relating to the international energy and natural resources sectors, informed by developments at the forefront of the subject.
How you will be assessed
The LLM is made up of compulsory and elective modules. The taught component is followed by either:
a dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a topic approved by an academic supervisor, or
an Internship report - students who choose this option are required to source an organization willing to offer a 3-month work placement, approved by an academic supervisor.
What you will study
Our LLM is made up of a total of 180 credits.
The following modules must be completed (40 Credits):
CP51005 - International Petroleum Law and Policy
CP51039 - National and Comparative Oil and Gas Law
A minimum of 40 credits from:
CP51009 - Petroleum Policy and Economics
CP52059 - Oil and Gas Law - Commercial Contracts Matrix
CP52064 - Transatlantic Negotiation Simulation Exercise
CP52066 - International Law: Transnational Legal Problems Facing Extractive Industries
LW52005 - Competition Law
LW52135 - International Taxation Law
Compulsory Choice Modules
40 credits from:
CP50003 - Dissertation (for full-time and by distance learning)
CP51013 - Internship Report (for full-time and by distance learning)
Sufficient modules from the academic timetable to bring the total number of credits to 180.
In common with other CEPMLP LLM degrees, any approved module can be included in the elective modules.
What sort of jobs do alumni of CEPMLP go on to do?
The answer is a wide range of varied roles. It is important to be aware that as with any job it depends upon your level of experience and skills set as to whether the role would be suitable for you, there is no one size fits all.
Past alumni have found employment with a variety of organizations including National Oil Companies, Exploration and Production Companies, Government and Ministries and Commercial Organisations including Banks, Law Firms, and Global Consultancies.
You should have a good 4-year degree, equivalent to a UK honours degree, preferably at the upper 2nd class level or above. Candidates holding the equivalent of a good 2nd class lower degree may also apply. You must provide degree certificates and academic transcripts with your application. Preferred degree disciplines are Law, Economics, Geology, Petroleum or Mining Engineering, Finance, Business, Management. Work experience in the energy/natural resources industry is an advantage, though it is not a strict requirement for admission to the MSc.
English Language Requirement
IELTS Overall 6.5
English Language Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.
Fantastic culture, beautiful landscapes and famously friendly people, Scotland has passion and innovation at its heart and these are just some of the reasons why it’s an amazing place to live and study.
Dundee is located on the banks of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland. It regularly appears at the top end of ‘quality of life’ surveys in the UK – offering all that’s great about city life, but being friendly, compact and easy to navigate.
The Wall Street Journal named Dundee as one of their ten hot destinations for 2018.
Dundee’s population is around 150,000. With students making up 1 in 5 of the population, our city is geared towards student life.
Our campus is right in the heart of Dundee’s vibrant and fun West End, with shops, cafes and restaurants all on your doorstep.
“Scottish people are nice and friendly. I remember the first day I arrived, the fellow who was supposed to meet me was not there yet. The taxi driver dropped me off, I knocked on the door and he was not there, so I was waiting outside. Someone came and asked if I was okay and invited me in while I waited. He welcomed me and gave me food and drink, so I started to love the people of Dundee and Scotland from the first day I came.” Willy William Mrema is from Tanzania and is studying MSc Geotechnical Engineering.