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International Petroleum Taxation and Finance (distance learning)

University of Dundee

60 months
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10500 GBP/year
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Gain an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment and processes in the international energy and resources industries by studying in this LLM International Petroleum Taxation and Finance (distance learning) from University of Dundee.

Overview

This LLM International Petroleum Taxation and Finance (distance learning) from University of Dundee looks at the choices governments make in balancing resource taxes and corporate taxes and the share of production retained by the state.

In looking at the options for taxation of petroleum and natural resources, you will study the regulation of production (to see who and what is being taxed). You will also learn about the fiscal options of resource taxes and corporate taxes, and understand that the state’s share of production is also revenue for the state.

You will also learn about:

  • the project financing of petroleum production through debt, forward purchases, and production payments
  • how different taxes interact to create the total tax burden
  • limited recourse financing of petroleum projects
  • how different investors have different financing needs, and the implications for the investor group
  • how governments balance the need for revenue with the need to attract investors
  • dispute avoidance and resolution

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

Careers

Petroleum provides a huge source of revenue for producer governments. This course looks at the choices governments make in balancing resource taxes and corporate taxes and the share of production retained by the state.

In looking at the options for taxation of petroleum and natural resources, you will study the regulation of production (to see who and what is being taxed). You will also learn about the fiscal options of resource taxes and corporate taxes, and understand that the state’s share of production is also revenue for the state.

You will also learn about:

  • the project financing of petroleum production through debt, forward purchases, and production payments
  • how different taxes interact to create the total tax burden
  • limited recourse financing of petroleum projects
  • how different investors have different financing needs, and the implications for the investor group
  • how governments balance the need for revenue with the need to attract investors
  • dispute avoidance and resolution

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

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • International Petroleum Law and Policy by distance learning
  • Mineral and Petroleum Taxation by distance learning
  • Petroleum Policy and Economics by distance learning
  • Risk Analysis for Energy and Mining Investment Decision Making by distance learning
  • Financial and Project Analysis for Natural Resources and Energy Ventures by distance learning
  • Dissertation (for full-time and by distance learning)

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

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5250 GBP per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5250 GBP per semester during 60 months.
  • Fees per 60 credits

Funding

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