Oil and gas are a natural energy resource that is vital to the functioning of societies, sustaining of economies, development of countries and to the lives of people. The issues surrounding energy and natural resources have acquired particular significance in the modern day in the light of such factors as the world’s rising population and continuously increasing energy consumption , environmental challenges, gradual depletion of non-renewable sources of energy, such as oil and gas, and the growing ‘resource nationalism’ sentiments in some parts of the world.
Law continues to respond to many of these challenges and performs a number of important functions in this respect which include: facilitating access to energy and natural resources, providing a framework for regulating the conduct of all the relevant players (companies, states, state organisations, indigenous communities etc) and defining the relationship between them, seeking to prevent environmental damage, aiming to protect human rights, seeking to allocate the benefits arising from oil and gas in a fair and efficient way.
Professor Djakhongir Saidov
Learning and teaching methods vary but may include watching video content, engaging in discussion forums, taking part in live chat/webinar sessions, self-directed activities, doing quizzes or working through interactive content designed to stimulate your thoughts and help you to apply knowledge.
You will be expected to undertake approximately 20 hours of study per week which may typically be broken down as follows:
- Directed study - 2 (web content material including recorded video, text, graphics)
- Other activity - 2 (1 hour live seminar and 1 hour of discussion board)
- Self-directed learning and assessment work - 16 (including completing set tasks and reading, research, revision)
Module assessment - more information
A small percentage of your final module mark will be based on your participation in discussion forums, unless stated otherwise. The remaining percentage will typically be assessed by a 48-hour take-home exam.