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International Energy and Environmental Law LLM

  • Level(s) of Study: Postgraduate taught
  • Start Date(s): September 2022
  • Duration: 1 year Full-time, 2 years Part-time / Distance learning
  • Study Mode(s): Distance learning / Full-time / Part-time
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

LLM International Energy & Environmental Law (IEEL) aims to provide you with a critical understanding of current issues relating to energy and environmental policy and regulation at an international level. The course introduces you to key international legal principles and frameworks regulating the energy sector and considers their application to global energy industries at a moment when the international community is seeking to address the challenges of climate change.

The Course adopts a ‘reflective’ approach. It provides you with a fundamental understanding of the adaptations in international investment framework and different regulatory approaches to traditional, yet still important forms of energy entering a transitional stage, such as coal, oil and gas (sunset energy sources). It also places significant emphasis upon the regulation of renewable and more sustainable energy sources, such as solar, wind, geothermal and hydrogen (sunrise energy sources) as well as the use of novel technologies to mitigate climate change risk, such as carbon capture and storage. The Course covers other, low-carbon energy sources such as nuclear energy in this transitional environment.

Why study at Nottingham Law School?

  • Nottingham Law School is one of the leading providers of academic and professional legal education in the country, with an established record of delivering innovative courses.
  • It is also one of the largest law schools in the UK, with over 120 staff and in excess of 2,800 students.
  • Choose a study route that suits you with full-time, part-time and distance learning options available.
  • Attend an International Summer School with the opportunity to explore Law in a European context.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • The Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre provides students with the opportunity to give “real life” advice and represent clients in tribunals. The Centre administers a number of employability experiences (Employer Challenges) available to LLM students.
  • 94.4% of our Nottingham Law School postgraduates are in work or further study within 15 months of finishing their degrees (of those available for work or study, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-18).
  • NTU is 2nd for number of PGT students studying Law (HESA 2018/19).

What you’ll study

LLM International Energy & Environmental Law is based on the significant expertise of academic staff in Nottingham Law School.

The course will help you develop a strong analytical understanding of key legal principles and frameworks relating to the international energy industries, as well as an understanding of the shifts in approach in international environmental policy towards more sustainable forms of energy.

LLM International Energy & Environmental Law permits high-level specialisation in the field and the development of critical awareness of a range of contemporary issues which pertain to the sector, such as the quest to mitigate the effects climate change.

  • International Energy Investment Law
  • International Environmental & Climate Change Law
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Principles of Business Regulation
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Energy Transition Law & Regulation
  • Dissertation

How you’re taught

The academic year for the LLM courses is split into three parts: two ten-week terms (Term One runs from the beginning of the academic year until the Christmas vacation, Term Two between Christmas and Easter) and the summer period.

Full-time

Full-time students – who complete the course over one academic year – study three modules in each term and complete the dissertation over the summer.

Part-time

Part-time students who complete the course over two academic years – study three modules across Terms One and Two in each year (six in total), beginning work on researching their dissertation during the first summer period and completing it during the second.

On the full-time and part-time modes modules are taught throughout the week. Depending on your timetable you may be expected to attend on more than one day. Seminars are led by academics but will usually require you to carry out extensive guided preparatory work and will often involve short presentations or other contributions.

Distance learning

Distance-learning students who complete the course over two academic years study three modules across Terms One and Term Two in each year (six in total), beginning work on researching their dissertation during the first summer period and completing it during the second.

Distance-learning modules are structured, directed learning activities, delivered through the University’s online learning platform – NOW. Distance learners will be asked to complete additional tasks – such as preparing essay plans or presentations – over the course of each module.

Assessment

Assessment across the modules is through a variety of methods, ranging from a written coursework, oral presentation, exam or a combination of these elements.

Students will have the opportunity to submit at least one piece of work for each of the modules by way of formative assessment, in order to receive formal feedback during the course of studying the module and to practice the method of assessment.

Staff Profiles

David Ong

Professor of International and Environmental Law

Nottingham Law School

David's main role at NLS is to be a leader in research and teaching in the fields of Public International Law and Environmental Law, focussing on the new LLM degree

Dr Fayokemi Olorundami

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Fayokemi Olorundami

Dr. Hakan Sahin

Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Jingchen Zhao

Professor

Nottingham Law School

Jingchen Zhao a professor of Law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

Gary Wilson

Associate Professor

Nottingham Law School

Gary Wilson

Adela Kratenova

Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Adela Kratenova, Lecturer at Nottingham Law School

Chinenye Nri-ezedi

Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Chinenye Nri-ezedi, Lecturer, Nottingham Law School

Careers and employability

Your future career

The taught modules on the LLM International Energy and Environmental Law provide students with the foundations for a future career or further study in most aspects of the regulatory and commercial world as they relate to the international energy industry, with a specific focus on the petroleum and mining sectors of this burgeoning area of economic activity.

Career development is an integral part of the programme and our careers team run a series of workshops where you can identify methods and strategies to enable you to pursue your career goals.

Due to the School's excellent reputation within the legal profession, our graduates are highly sought-after and recognised for the depth and relevance of their knowledge.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Practitioners can study individual modules from the LLM programme for CPD awards.

Nottingham Law School offers a suite of practice-based practitioner programmes specifically designed to meet the personal development needs of legal practitioners. We offer courses that qualify for CPD with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, in-house training and bespoke programmes. These courses are highly flexible and can be delivered throughout the year both nationally and internationally.

While this course does not currently offer placements we do encourage our students to pursue placement opportunities.

Find out about the opportunities available through our pro bono and University volunteering schemes.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the University Language Programme.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

To enrol on the course applicants will usually have:

  • an undergraduate law degree in law of at least a 2:2 classification; or
  • an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject of at least a 2:2 classification.

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please contact our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

What are we looking for?

To enrol on the course applicants will usually have:

  • an undergraduate law degree in law of at least a 2:2 classification; or
  • an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject of at least a 2:2 classification.

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. For this course, we usually require one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.
  • An equivalent English language qualification.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

Fees and funding

Home fees for 2022 entry

Study routeHome fees
One year (full-time)To be confirmed
Two years (part-time)To be confirmed

Please note that if you are considering a course that runs over more than one year, the tuition fee stated is for the first year of study. The course fee for the second year may be subject to annual review.

Funding your studies

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Please take a look at our postgraduates’ guide funding page for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

International / EU fees for 2022 entry

Study routeInternational / EU fees
One year (full-time)To be confirmed
Two years (part-time)To be confirmed

Please note that if you are considering a course that runs over more than one year, the tuition fee stated is for the first year of study. The course fee for the second year may be subject to annual review.

Funding your studies

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

For more information on these and other opportunities for funding please visit our international scholarships page.

For information on how to pay your fees to the University please visit our international fee payment page.

How to apply

Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates’ guide.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please contact our Admissions Team or call +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Good luck with your application!

Apply directly to the University online using the NTU online application portal.

Apply for your course as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

For a step by step guide on making an application to the University please visit our how to apply page.

For advice on applying for a visa please visit our visa information page

Postgraduate research

If you’re applying for postgraduate research please visit our Research pages for information about our research areas and how to make your application.

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Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

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