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International Mineral Law and Policy

Study the ways in which the minerals industry is evolving and examine the regulatory and contractual environment around this sector

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Key Facts

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Degree

(LLM (Hons)) International Mineral Law and Policy

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Degree Duration

15 months :

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months :

6 months pathway + 1 year degree

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Pathways Available

Pre-Master's

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

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.

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Important
  • 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

By completing this course 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.

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

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

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

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