LLM Energy and Environmental Law

Start date
September 2022
Duration
1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
Campus
Dubai
Course Type
Postgraduate
Fees

September 2022 

The annual tuition fee is for full-time study is AED 103,864, or AED 51,932 for part-time.

More detail

Scholarships available for all students up to 40%

Our LLM in Energy and Environmental Law will equip you with the essential skills you need to challenge global energy issues and the demands of climate change legislation.

Energy is crucial to our social and economic lives, and yet we’re having to do more with less against depleting natural resources and mounting environmental concerns. Law is key to meeting these challenges head-on. With a new United Arab Emirates (UAE) Environmental Policy on the table, energy and environment has never been a higher priority for the UAE and as part of its cultural legacy. 

This route is ideal for someone working in energy and environmental regulation or policy, or those hoping to capitalise on employability opportunities by specialising in the field.

We have designed the timetable to suit the schedule of our students. We offer classes in the day on weekdays for students who can commit to a one year programme. For working professionals, we offer a flexible combination of evening and weekend classes over a two year period.

For more detailed information about timetables and programme content, please call +971 (0) 4 249 2302 or email dubai@contacts.bham.ac.uk. You can also view a draft timetable below. 

Explore our draft timetable >

It’s fantastic to see a top UK Russell Group University, such as Birmingham, genuinely committing their academic and professional expertise to enhancing the local market in Dubai. Their approach to recognising the needs of the legal sector and supporting not only recent graduates, but also those looking to progress their career through flexible opportunities is superb

Stuart Walker, Partner, Afridi Angell

Why study this course?

  • International reputation - Birmingham Law School is ranked in the 100  (QS World Rankings 2020) and Top 60 (THE 2022) best law schools in the world and has an international reputation for its research and teaching.
  • Excellent career prospects - alumni from Birmingham Law School consistently find employment in the leading international law firms. Many have achieved international distinction as lawyers, academics, in the judiciary and in other fields such as commerce and public service. Joining the programme will involve joining a vibrant global community of students, alumni and academics
  • Transferable skills - this advanced LLM Law degree prepares you for a wide range of careers as it enables you to develop your skills in research and writing through assessed work and a substantial dissertation written under the supervision of a specialist in the subject
  • Support and guidance - you will have access to a range of support services -including excellent library resources and support in developing skills in research, drafting and other subject-specific skills.

 

Modules

You will follow a modular programme (180 credits in total), which comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) and a dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits) which is to be submitted at the end of your studies.

To graduate with the named LLM (Energy and Environmental Law), students will be required to have undertaken a compulsory 80 credits from the below list.

  • Introduction to Legal Research
  • International Oil and Gas Law
  • Global Trade Law and Policy 
  • Sustainable Energy and the Environment 

The remaining 40 credits can be filled by any other module that is running. Optional modules may include:

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Banking Law
  • Carriage of Goods
  • International Commercial Conflict of Laws
  • Company Law and Policy
  • English and International Sales Law
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • International Construction Law
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions

Students will also undertake a dissertation project not exceeding 15,000 words on an approved legal topic relating to Energy and Environmental Law (60 credits).

All 20 credit modules equate to 200hours of studying time: 30hrs will be in seminars and 170hrs is guided independent study.

Please note that the module information listed on the website for this programme is intended to be indicative, and the availability of modules may vary from year to year. Where a module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you to make other choices.

Fees

September 2022 

The annual tuition fee is for full-time study is AED 103,864, or AED 51,932 for part-time.

We have a number of scholarships available. Find out more.

How To Apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.

 

Our Standard Requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination.

International students:

International qualifications which are equivalent to a UK honours degree in Law will be considered. Learn more about international entry requirements

If your first language is not English you must provide an English language qualification. Recognised qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band

International Requirements


We will provide you with an innovative, challenging and research-driven education; where you will be actively encouraged to participate in seminars and contribute original ideas to discussion. You will also develop your skills in research and analyzing the law,  in advising and presenting solutions to practical legal problems. Each module has been designed by a University of Birmingham academic with the needs of the future lawyer in mind.  The modules will provide you with a grounding in common law and international approaches to commercial legal issues. You’ll be taught by experts, often the authors of key legal texts, many of whom also have extensive experience of international practice. You will develop significant technical expertise and an international perspective, enhancing your career prospects.

This programme is designed to be flexible, suiting the needs of a diverse student body. The full-time programme will run from September to September studying six modules in total, three in the first term and three in the second term. The part-time programme will run alongside the full-time programme, studying three modules per year over two years.

The LLM is designed with flexibility in mind and can be undertaken in part-time mode alongside current employment. 

Your Birmingham Degree

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, ateam-working abilities and cultural awareness. 

Our graduates move onto a diverse range of careers, with many going on to work in top law schools and law firms. Some examples of where our recent graduates have gone on to work include the UK Home Office, Pinsent Masons LLP, HSBC, Vodaphone and Kinstellar. A number of our postgraduate students go directly from Birmingham to complete the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, Bar Professional Training Course and many other international professional qualifications.

Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) in Dubai

CEPLER is the go-to service for Birmingham Law School students, providing a diverse range of opportunities and activities to enhance knowledge, skills, confidence and employability - all the things that help graduates to stand out from the crowd in a competitive jobs market. You'll have access to a variety of online and face to face activities to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to progress your career in Law.

Find out more about the University of Birmingham Careers Services

Birmingham Law School was always on my list given the incredibly renown focus on facilitating world-class learning experiences and research. To experience exactly that, while working and living in Dubai, was definitely a win. Not to forget the range of modules and the syllabus that are provided in the LLM course at the University of Birmingham Dubai: very practical and relevant.

Zaynab Ahmed (LLM Internat Comm Law PT Dubai)