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University of Aberdeen: Energy Transition Law (Online)

Institution University of Aberdeen
Department School of Law View department profile
Telephone 01224 272090
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Learn the legal skills you need to make an impact in the energy transition. Join a flexible LLM in Energy Transition Law that’s designed to fit around full-time work. Join a flexible LLM in Energy Transition Law that fits around full-time work. Learn the legal skills you need to make the energy transition a reality.

In this online LLM, you’ll study energy law, environmental law and climate law to an advanced level. You’ll graduate ready to consult on energy transition law and policy. Supported by noted legal experts in this field, you’ll examine the legal aspects of the energy transition. You’ll develop a forward-looking understanding of the industry and how the law works around it.

You’ll enhance your knowledge of:

  • legal and regulatory areas of low-carbon energy production, distribution and consumption

  • the varying perspectives and needs of the energy industry, policymakers, communities and consumers

  • the renewable energy project authorisation process, including public engagement, environmental assessment, and wider market and policy frameworks.

100% online or combine with in-person learning You can choose to study for this LLM 100% online, or finish your LLM with three weeks on campus at our Professional Skills Summer School in Aberdeen.

Unique, topical course choices Tailor your learning to you, with a range of energy and environmental courses to enhance your understanding across renewable energy law, downstream energy law, and climate law.

Do law differently with Professional Skills Our online LLMs offer a practical alternative to completing a traditional dissertation. Choose the Professional Skills route to join our on-campus summer school and learn sought-after industry skills.


Study at a Top 10 UK Law School (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023). 

Law was a foundation discipline of the University of Aberdeen when it was established in 1495. Today the Law School is considered one of the UK’s elite training grounds for lawyers - and there’s no substitute for experience. We are ranked 5th in the UK of 105 Law Schools for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022.

We teach a broad cohort of around 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students representing 40 nationalities.  The University has a student population of around …

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