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International Mineral Law and Policy LLM

International Mineral Law and Policy LLM

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Full time | Dundee City Campus | 12 months | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Law (Specific Statutes) Mineralogy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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 course 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

Modules

This module will provide students with foundation knowledge on how taxes and non-tax instruments are used by governments and the extractive industry to promote natural resource development while deriving revenues for the state and profits for extractive firms. Emphasis is on providing an understanding of the complex issues of tax regimes and the skill to analysis current topics or controversies, with the objective of providing competent strategy or policy advice to either governments or resource firms.
International Mining Transactions and ESG Standards (20 Credits) - Core
Water Law (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,765

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£20,900

Entry 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.