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International Mineral Law and Policy (distance learning)

60 months
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In the LLM International Mineral Law and Policy (distance learning) from University of Dundee you will study the ways in which the minerals industry is evolving and examine the regulatory and contractual environment around this sector.

Overview

The minerals industry is changing quickly as environmental and sustainability concerns grow. The industry has a crucial role to play in the energy transition and as a source for components. On this LLM International Mineral Law and Policy (distance learning) from University of Dundee you will study these changes and understand how the industry previously worked and how it will move towards a sustainable future.

You'll examine the regulatory and contractual environment surrounding the minerals industry. You will learn about how mining rights are granted, the production process, and decommissioning.

You will also study the choices facing governments and companies, and look at how governments can enforce changes to out-dated practices to improve environmental and sustainability performance.

Mining projects create all sorts of regulatory issues, ranging from illegal mining to social and economic impacts. You will learn about the stages of the industry, including recognising the changing place of minerals in the world economy.

You will also learn about:

  • the ways investors allocate risk over the long term
  • the nature of mining rights
  • the regulatory and contractual model surrounding a mining project
  • mineral economics and options for mineral taxation
  • social, environmental, and sustainability issues surrounding mining projects
  • dispute avoidance and resolution

You do not need to be a lawyer to take this course.

Careers

You could go on to work in:

  • government
  • tax authorities
  • international and national mining companies
  • state mining companies
  • minerals trading companies
  • international organisations and non-governmental organisations

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Mineral and Petroleum Taxation by distance learning
  • Risk Analysis for Energy and Mining Investment Decision Making by distance learning
  • Mineral Resources Policy and Economics by distance learning
  • International and Comparative Mineral Law by distance learning
  • International Law of Water Resources
  • Mining Law from a Global Perspective

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree in Law, Economics, Finance, Geology, Petroleum, or Mining Engineering at lower second class or above
  • Consideration will also be given to applicants with other academic backgrounds who explain clearly their motivation for undertaking the relevant LLM, outlining any relevant legal work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5515 GBP per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    11030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5515 GBP per semester during 60 months.
  • Fees per 60 credits

Funding

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