Why Specialisation in Energy Policy at Dundee?
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.
Energy Studies with specialisation in Energy Policy 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.
This MSc is aimed at graduates and other professionals, both in government and industry, who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the energy industry and general international impacts of policy and procedure. The position of this programme at the Centre provides the student a unique opportunity to combine studies in general energy management with international Economic policy and specialized courses in the energy/resources industries. This intensive professional and academic training, provided by internationally leading practitioners and professors in this field, leads to a distinctive and reputed advanced academic qualification based on academic excellence and professional relevance.
What's great about Specialisation in Energy Policy at Dundee?
Throughout its history, the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy as part of the Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management at the University of Dundee
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 world-wide.
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 a rigorous training for graduate students and working professionals. Full-time and part-time 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.
How you will be taught
The MSc is made up of compulsory and elective modules with this taught component being followed by either:
A dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a topic approved by an academic supervisor
An Internship report - students who choose this option are required to source an organisation willing to offer a 3-month work placement, approved by an academic supervisor
An extended PhD Proposal - students who propose to follow up the LLM with a PhD may, with the approval of an academic supervisor, submit a 10,000 word PhD proposal
What you will study
• Natural Resources Sectors: A Multidisciplinary Introduction
• Project Report or Internship
Core Compulsory Modules:
• Energy Economics: The Issues
• Energy Economics: The Tools
Core Specialist Modules:
• Quantitative Methods for Energy Economists
• Downstream Energy Law and Policy
• International Relations and Energy and Natural Resources
• Public Policies for Resource-Based Development
Elective Modules: Candidates are advised to choose additional modules from what is available on the academic timetable subject to any restrictions that may apply.
How you will be assessed
Each course is assessed by a combination of examinations and a research paper.
You should have a good 4-year degree, equivalent to a UK honours degree, preferably at 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. 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 of 6.5 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English.