LL.M. Online

Energy and Environmental Law

30 months
6594 GBP/year
6594 GBP/year
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The Energy and Environmental Law programme from University of Birmingham will equip you with the essential skills you need to tackle the world’s energy issues and the demands of climate change.


Whatever your professional ambition, this 100% online Energy and Environmental Law programme from University of Birmingham provides the legal framework for careers in both energy and environmental law.

Covering both energy management and environmental protection in one programme, this online LLM will help you answer today’s biggest challenges, while supporting careers in both fields. According to the UN, a shift to a greener economy is estimated to create 24 million new jobs globally by 2030 (United Nations 2019).

Taught by lecturers at the forefront of government legislation, at a standard you’d expect from a Russell Group university, you can be confident that anything you learn here is enriched with up-to-date research and career-focused content.

By adopting a transnational, multi-jurisdictional approach to energy ownership and environmental protection, our lecturers will prepare you to take on a host of local and global legal issues. It’s this that makes the programme perfect for students the world over.

Fuel a career in energy and environmental law

The market for legal expertise in energy and environmental law is ripe with opportunity. According to the UN, a shift to a greener economy could create 24 million new jobs globally by 2030.1

You may be a lawyer ready for your next challenge or a professional with growing regulatory responsibilities in the energy or environmental sector. Whatever your background, this programme offers key insights into the transnational legal frameworks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental and energy regulation
  • Law relating to nuclear energy
  • Assessment and financing of energy projects
  • Oil and gas law
  • Environmental protection and pollution control
  • Renewable energy and climate change law

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to be eligible for the Online LLM in Energy and Environmental Law, you will need to posess (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree in law. Alternatively, you may also apply if you have obtained an upper second class degree in an allied field with demonstrable work experience in the sector. Select your country from the drop down below for details on equivalent qualification levels.
  • Standard English language requirements also apply. If English is not your first language, you must also have an up-to-date English language test certificate. We accept Academic IELTS certificates with a grade of 7.0 and no less than 6.5 in any band. Other forms of English language certificates are accepted. Please discuss this with a recruitment coordinator.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6594 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16485 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
  • National

    6594 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16485 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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