LLM Energy Law and the Environment

Why choose Herts?

  • Excellent Reputation: This course is fast establishing an excellent reputation internationally as a leading course on energy and environment.
  • Teaching Excellence: You will be taught by academics who have extensive industry experience in complex legal issues within the energy and environment industry.
  • Industry Connections: Benefit from our strong relations with the Environment Agency, ABB, CERN, and the Research Institute. Students have access to Law Fairs, employer workshops, and networking events.

About the course

If you wish to apply for LLM Energy Law and the Environment, please apply through the LLM Masters of Law course page.

Please note that this pathway will not be offered Academic Year 2021-2022. Please email the LLM Admissions Tutor for more information. 

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. 

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.

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. 

Hertfordshire Law School has helped graduates forge successful careers for 40 years. You’ll benefit from our reputation for being forward thinking, innovative, and responsive to the world around us.

Award-winning: Best Contribution by a Team of Students helping vulnerable people at risk of homelessness in Hertfordshire (Law Works Student Pro Bono Awards, 2022). 

What will I study?

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.

  • 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
    Employability Skills and Career Planning 0 Credits Optional
  • Key staff

    Felipe Romero Moreno
    Admissions Tutor
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    Julia Hovanessian
    Senior Lecturer
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    Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    LLM Masters Degree in Law Semester A Entrants Download
    LLM Masters Degree in Law Semester B Entrants Download
    Programme specifications
    LLM Masters Degree in Law Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year


    Applications open to international and EU students


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