Our academics in this field are based within the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), part of the wider School of Social Sciences.

CEPMLP is at the forefront of education in and for global energy and resource economy. Our academics are engaged in research related to the natural resources industries from multiple viewpoints including economic, legal-regulatory and climate change perspectives.

To read more, please visit our CEPMLP research pages.

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in any other component, if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.

English language pre-sessional programmes

We offer pre-sessional programmes which are designed to prepare you for university study, the 24 week and 10 week programmes provide additional English language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and 0.5 IELTS respectively. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.

Fees and funding

Information on PhD fees can be found on the postgraduate research fees webpage

PhD fees

Applying for a research degree

Use UCAS Postgraduate to apply for a research degree. Please read the guidance on filling in your UCAS Postgraduate application before proceeding with your application.

Apply here:

PhD opportunities

View PhD opportunities on the School of Social Sciences website

Learn about our Doctoral training programmes

View University of Dundee PhD projects, programs & scholarships on FindaPhD.com


Dr Theresa Dunne
Director of Doctoral Studies, School of Social Sciences
 +44 (0)1382 385174