LLM and Diploma - Generic Information
Minimum 12 months
September and January each year
Applications to Start In September - application deadline is 31 March.
Applications to Start In January - application deadline is 30 June.
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A single student living for 12 months in Dundee is advised to budget for approximately £12,000 for the year to cover all living expenses. This sum is based on the British Council’s current allowance for living expenses.
Applicants should have:
- A good 4-year degree, equivalent to a UK honours degree, preferably at upper 2nd class level or above. Candidates holding the equivalent of a good 2nd class lower degree may also apply. Degree certificates and academic transcripts must be provided.
- Preferred degree disciplines are:
- Petroleum or Mining Engineering
- Work experience in the energy/natural resources industry is an advantage, though it is not strictly a requirement for admission to the LLM.
- The minimum English Language Proficiency requirements are:
- IELTS 6.5, or
- TOEFL 100 (internet) 250 (computer) or 600 (paper)
Due to the very high number of applications received annually the CEPMLP is unable to defer admission in most cases.
Candidates who are unable to accept a place which has been offered to them should advise the University’s Admissions & Student Recruitment Office and the CEPMLP as soon as possible. In exceptional circumstances, the CEPMLP will arrange for deferred entry, but priority will be given to genuine cases where, for example, the candidate has secured funding from a source such as the British Council.
Candidates who neglect to reply to their offer letters or who fail to show up without informing the University in advance may not be eligible for deferred admission.
We understand that it can be rather confusing for an overseas applicant to appreciate the respective roles of the various departments involved in the admissions process.
This section aims to clarify for you the entire admissions procedure and who is responsible for what activity:
Admissions & Student Recruitment Office/CEPMLP
- All prospective candidates are required to submit their applications directly to through UKPASS.
- CEPMLP: The Programme Director is responsible for making all decisions on admission. His decision is communicated to the Admissions & Student Recruitment Office which sends out the formal letter in reply to the student’s application.
- The decision can be either:
- To offer unconditional admission
- To offer conditional admission (conditions will be specified)
- To advise the candidate that his or her application has been unsuccessful (reasons will be given)
- Candidates who receive either an Unconditional or a Conditional offer of admission will be invited to respond to the Admissions Office by completing and returning a Student Decision Form and a Financial Guarantee Form.
- Candidates who accept the offer of admission and who provide the Admissions Office with a satisfactory financial guarantee, will be sent a Certificate of Acceptance by the Admissions Office. This document is intended to help candidates to obtain their Visas. Information and an application form for University accommodation will also be provided by the Admissions Office, as will information on Payment Methods for tuition fees.
Hours of Study
Candidates requiring a Visa to study in the UK are often asked for detailed information on the number of hours of study their programme will entail.
Here is the relevant information for full-time LLM students:
The 3-Week Induction Programme is full-time, from 9am-5pm.
Thereafter, a single module of 20 credits is designed to be completed by a student with a high standard of English, putting in about 200 hours of work. For most modules which are assessed by research paper plus an examination, the student might expect to allocate his or her time as follows:
- Attendance at classes: 25 hours
- Essential reading & preparation for classes: 70 hours
- Preparation for examination: 15 hours
- Preparation of research papers: 90 hours
The dissertation should take two to three months. The length of time needed for an Internship will depend on the length of time actually spent on the Internship and the type of report prepared.
In summary, if the Induction Programme takes up one month and the dissertation takes two and a half months, that leaves eight and a half months to complete at least 7 modules requiring 200 hours per module. This will require the student to do 165 hours work per month, which is effectively full-time study.
The LLM programme is designed for lawyers and non-lawyers to gain an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment and processes in the international energy and resources industries. It is suitable for those aspiring to be practising lawyers, legal advisers, contract managers and negotiators in these industries.