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Regulation of energy is a complex area covering everything across the supply chain. It is also fraught with controversy and advocates attempting to clean up the environment, often providing high profile press when things aren't seen as socially responsible. Energy law is a specialist area which is mainly concerned with the huge risks involved in extracting energy within wild and remote environments and dealing with waste products, removal of facilities, implementation of new facilities and operations with environment at the forefront of business operations. There are huge implications for corporate and social responsibility and the energy industry sees it as imperative that they get their regulation and responsibilities right. The negative effects of getting regulation wrong can be hugely costly and very damaging to reputation in a highly regulated and safety conscious industry.

The ability to manage the business through change without loosing time and money and understanding how to work with regulation from government level can be a challenge, especially when business does not follow a straight line of growth. You not only learn the law in terms of energy and environment but you also cover downstream regulation to customer supplies and renewable energy areas which you may also be involved with if you work for a large multinational for example. Many people are not aware of just how much work goes into getting regulation right for company and government and how much potential there is to save the environment from unecessary practices which put all at risk. In this respect this is a very rewarding subject to study and work in if you are interested in environment and regulation.

Energy Law part of a range of environmental laws specifically aligned to exploitation of minerals. Throughout the process you will learn about all the regulatory requirements within the supply chain from extraction to supply. Aberdeen is at the heart of the energy industry and you will benefit from industry networks and regulators situated in the city. This will give you a really good perspective and insight into the discipline and how it is transferred to employment in the energy industry internationally.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Introduction


  • Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship


  • Low Carbon Energy Transition: Renewable Energy Law
  • International Energy and Environmental Law
  • Oil and Mining Resources for Good
  • State of Control of Hydrocarbons

Semester 2


  • Principles of Environmental Regulation
  • Corporate Environmental Liability
  • Downstream Energy Law
  • Low Carbon Energy Transition: Nuclear Energy and Carbon Capture and Storage
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration in the Energy Sector
  • Contracting in Hydrocarbon Operations

Semester 3


  • Energy Law Professional Skills

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by a School of Law which is currently ranked 20th in the UK for Law (Complete University Guide 2018) and has taught the subject since the Middle Ages when Kings College was inaugurated in 1495
  • You are taught by academics who have worked closely in collaboration with the energy industry since the 1970s to continuously provide skills and knowledge which realises current and future needs of the industry. Energy is regulated in the city and there are opportunities to learn and network with from professionals in the industry at industry events throughout the year.

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • January or September
  • 12 Months or 24 Months

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