Master of Mining and Energy Law
The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009
131 UWA (131 892)
(+61 8) 6488 1000
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2(a) (i) a bachelor's degree in a cognate area, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; or
3(a) (i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and (iii) at least two years of relevant professional experience.
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About the course
This course is designed to give legal and non-legal professionals the expertise to pursue careers in the mining and energy industries.
Subject areas include exploration and production of minerals and petroleum in Australia, native title, concepts of sustainability and social license to operate as well as other broad policy objectives.
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Units commence throughout the year. For further information and unit availability visit the Law School web page.
- The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
The UWA Law School is certified by the Australian Law School Standards.
Why study this course?
- The units in this course make extensive use of outside industry experts who give meaningful and current insights.
- Units explore practical case studies that aid your understanding of the commercial context and allow you to evaluate different legal solutions to practical problems. Professionals in industry participate in these case studies which adds to their relevance and practicality.
- Assignments are designed to improve your skills in identifying and analysing commercial and legal issues and writing in a clear and well-reasoned manner.
Course coordinator Associate Professor David Hodgkinson
Associate Professor David Hodgkinson has experience in advising clients (airlines, corporations and governments) around the world on all aspects of aviation and aerospace law, including both commercial and regulatory matters.
Associate Professor Hodgkinson is the co-author of Global Climate Change: Australian Law and Policy (2008), the standard Australian text on climate change law.
Western Australia's premier Law School
The UWA Law School is ranked in the top 100 law schools in the world (QS 2021, THE WUR 2021). You will join and contribute to 90 years of excellence: we were the first law school established in WA and the fifth oldest in Australia.
Our graduates include a Prime Minister, a Governor of Western Australia, State Ministers, Justices of the Supreme Court of WA, a Young Australian of the Year, Rhodes Scholars, and more.
While we have a long and proud history, we're also a closely-knit, creative and progressive Law School, fostering critical thought, ethical scholarship and practice, a deep connection to our Indigenous past and present, and supportive student culture based upon wellbeing and inclusion.
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We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.
Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law
The Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law has a successful research record going back to its establishment within the Law School at The University of Western Australia in 1990.
It was initially established in recognition of the importance of both the resources and the commercial sectors to the Western Australia economy. In recent years the focus and emphasis of the Centre broadened to include a wide range of mining, energy and natural resources law matters.
The research areas of the Centre all have practical elements and this engagement enhances the research of the Centre by ensuring it is relevant and current.