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Master of Mining and Energy Laws

Course Description


This postgraduate master's degree is designed to give legal and non-legal professionals the expertise to pursue careers in the mining and energy industries through exposure to units focusing on the law applicable to those industries.

Course description, features and facilities

This degree consists of eight units. The compulsory units consist of units focussing on petroleum law, mining law, corporate governance for resources companies and the agreements used in the petroleum industry. Optional units include international oil and gas law, environmental law, international environmental law, climate change and emissions trading, oil and gas project development law (new), one unit chosen from the options available for the Master of Commercial and Resources Law and one unit chosen from the options available for the Master of Laws

Subjects are often taught intensively, in non-standard teaching periods, to accommodate practitioners and overseas students. However, we also offer a range of options throughout the academic Semesters.


Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2015;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2016 or 2017.

Take all units (24 points):

NS LAWS5111 Corporate Governance for Resources Companies
NS LAWS5517 Mining Law
NS LAWS5532 Oil and Gas Agreements
NS LAWS5589 Australian Oil and Gas Law

Take units up to the value of 12 points chosen from the options available for the Master of Commercial and Resources Law (20560) and/or the Master of Laws (20500), and units from Group A sufficient to bring the total to 24 points:

Group A

NS LAWS5208 Oil and Gas Project Development Law
NS LAWS5507 International Oil and Gas Law
NS LAWS5521 Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading
N/A LAWS5540 Environmental Protection Law

Visit the Master of Mining and Energy Laws page on the University of Western Australia website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

(a) The Bachelor of Laws of this University, completed to a sufficiently high standard, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, and at least two years of professional experience; OR (b) completion of the units required for the Graduate Diploma in Law, Graduate Diploma in Energy Law or Graduate Diploma in Commercial and Resources Law of this University with an average mark of at least 60 per cent; OR (c) a bachelor's degree with honours in a relevant subject area requiring at least four years of full-time study, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.Minimum English Language Requirement: View Website

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