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North Sea Energy Law Programme 2014-2016

23 December 2014
The North Sea Energy Law Programme (NSELP) is a two-year post-academic part-time joint degree (LL.M) offered by the Universities of Groningen, Oslo, Aberdeen and Copenhagen. The advanced curriculum is designed and structured specifically for legal professionals in the energy sector and covers the field of energy law from wellhead to burner tip.

After a successful teaching period in Groningen on downstream electricity and gas, the programme advances to the Oslo block on upstream oil and gas. In the evaluation, the Groningen block received an average grade of 4.57 out of 5 overall.

Last-minute applications for the Oslo block are welcome, as are applications for the Aberdeen and Copenhagen blocks. Moreover, the programme committee has decided to start the next round in September 2016 (concluding in August 2018) and has opened the application procedure therefore. The number of participants will be approximately fifteen.


Schedule NSELP 2014-2016

Block I – Electricity and Gas: Liberalising and Regulating the Market
At the University of Groningen, 28 September - 11 October 2014 - concluded
Block II – Upstream Oil and Gas Law: Public and Contractual Law Aspects
At the University of Oslo, 18 - 31 January 2015

Block III – Energy Investments, Trade and Security
At the University of Aberdeen, 21 June - 4 July 2015

Block IV – Green Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development
At the University of Copenhagen, 18 - 31 October 2015

Upon successful conclusion of the four blocks participants are expected to write a thesis in order to receive the LL.M degree. The 2016-2018 schedule is expected to closely follow the 2014-2016 schedule.
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