International Energy Law and Policy

Examine how energy is regulated, the legal structure of the electricity and gas industries, energy disputes, and their resolution

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Key Facts



LLM (Hons) International Energy Law and Policy

Degree Duration

One term|Two terms

Pathways Available


15 months :

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months :

6 months pathway + 1 year degree


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Degree Overview

Study how government decisions on the provision of energy are structured and enforced. You’ll learn about how the rules and agreements link together to access energy and take it to the consumer.

This course focuses on electricity and gas, with options to study hydrocarbon production. You’ll examine how energy is regulated, the legal structure of electricity and gas industries, and the liberalisation of energy markets.

You will learn about the pressures of energy transition (using gas as a bridge to more renewable power), energy disputes and dispute resolution, and the influences of environmental standards between different countries.

You’ll also study:
The international and domestic dimensions of electricity and gas as markets integrate
Regulatory controls over energy markets – and the space for government intervention
The interaction of long term contracts and short term markets
The allocation of risk between producers / generators and suppliers
project financing of energy ventures
How governments get what they want as private investors provide the service
The mechanisms to pass through costs or impose subsidies

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Completing this course means you can work in:international and national energy companiesstate electricity and gas companiesgovernment energy ministryregulatory authorities in energypolicy developmentregulation and regulatory compliancebanks and insurance companiesinternational organisations and non-governmental organisationslaw firmsadvisory or consultancy firms

The University of Dundee is in the top 10 LLMs for Energy Law

“1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Law”Guardian University Guide 2020

Your Pathways

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support


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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.