About the course

A wide range of opportunities exists for qualified legal practitioners to work within the energy industry. The University of Hertfordshire’s LLM Energy Law and Environment will provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need to underpin your chosen career.

Two compulsory modules – International Energy Law and International Environmental Law – will give you a firm foundation for your studies. In addition, you will select two optional modules which will complement your learning and equip you to meet the challenges and opportunities related to the legal aspects of the oil and gas industry, and the environment. Alternatively, you can combine similar pathways and graduate with a named joint pathway.

The International Energy Law module examines the main types of international and national regulatory frameworks and contractual arrangements within the sector. You will also cover key policy issues relating to law, regulation and contracts as well as the jurisprudence of courts, along with emerging legal issues. The International Environmental Law module examines contemporary global environmental challenges, enabling you to understand and critically reflect on issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss. The modules are both assessed by way of written coursework.

We also offer a range of other Master of Law pathways.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 LLM Masters Degree in Law Semester A Entrants 2019 Course fact sheet 2 LLM Masters Degree in Law Semester B Entrants
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 LLM Masters Degree in Law

Why choose this course?

The energy sector is an exciting and dynamic field in which to work, and this course will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to make a positive contribution to the industry. The course is continually updated to reflect new discoveries, opportunities and challenges within the field. The teaching is carried out by experts and researchers who are highly respected within their specialist areas, and is supported by cutting-edge research and practice.

The course offers valuable insights into the demands of the energy sector, and focuses on issues of both business and governance. It makes the most of the University’s strong links with industry, and will provide you with the intellectual, transferable, interpersonal and practical skills that are required for a successful career in professional, commercial, business or academic employment. 

Course details

Careers

Successful completion of the LLM Energy Law and Environment can open doors into a highly successful future. You may wish to follow a path into the private sector as an in-house lawyer, seek opportunities within a multinational organisation, or work with civil society and advocacy groups. You might prefer to move into consultancy work, or into the academic or research sectors. The possibilities for your future are endless!

Teaching methods

Flexible design and innovative teaching methods make for a highly enjoyable and richly rewarding study experience on this University of Hertfordshire course. Seminars include group work, discussions and debates to consolidate and deepen your learning, to develop your problem-solving abilities and to hone your skills of negotiation and persuasion. A peer support and mentoring scheme will further enhance your mentoring, teamwork and leadership skills.

Independent study is essential to deepen your personal learning and to consolidate the knowledge acquired during lectures and group work. The written assignments are great opportunities to apply the knowledge you have acquired to real-world situations within the energy arena.

Structure

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Dissertation 60 Credits Compulsory
    Research Methods and Skills 0 Credits Compulsory
    Alternative Dispute Resolution 30 Credits Optional
    Banking Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Public International Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Intellectual Property 2 30 Credits Optional
    International Commercial Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance 30 Credits Optional
    Company Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    International Environmental Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Energy Law 30 Credits Optional
    Medical Law and Ethics 30 Credits Optional
    International Human Rights Law 30 Credits Optional
    Islamic Finance Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Development Law 30 Credits Optional
    Private International Law 30 Credits Optional
    Emerging technologies and law 30 Credits Optional
    Data Protection Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Electronic Communications Law 30 Credits Optional
    Corporate Governance 30 Credits Optional
    Employment law 30 Credits Optional
    International Financial Law 2 30 Credits Optional
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £8400 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £12650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1050 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    Fees 2020

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £8925 for the 2020/2021 academic year
    Part time
    • £745 per 15 credits for the 2020/2021 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £13500 for the 2020/2021 academic year
    Part time
    • £1125 per 15 credits for the 2020/2021 academic year

    Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

    *Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

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    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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    Entry requirements

    A first degree in Law (or a subject in a related discipline, such as Business, Political Science or International Relations) at a minimum of 2:2. Or, an overseas qualification which is equivalent to a UK Honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification.

    You must also satisfy the University’s English language requirement for the course, which is a GCSE grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure), or IELTS at 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band. For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.

    Please contact Admissions Tutor at lawadmissions@herts.ac.uk to discuss entry requirements further.

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Full Time, 1 Years
    • Part Time, 2 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    2020

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    17/09/202030/09/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    21/01/202131/01/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    17/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)
    21/01/202131/01/2022Apply online (Part Time)

    2021

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    17/09/202130/09/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    21/01/202231/01/2023Apply online (Full Time)
    17/09/202131/05/2022Apply online (Part Time)
    21/01/202231/01/2023Apply online (Part Time)
    We welcome applications from international and EU students