Scholarship in Law

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In a growing, ever more globally integrated economy, proven competence in the understanding and management of international business transactions in mining and its interaction with the environment, communities and local economies is a key requirement. As the scenario for mineral development becomes increasingly complex, there is a pressing need for professional skills in designing and implementing sustainable governance frameworks for the sector.

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) offers an LLM in Mineral Law and Policy, which provides the students with the required interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to deal with the current legal, policy and economic issues and challenges in mineral resources investment and development. Its interdisciplinary nature and perspectives in international and comparative law and the success of its emphasis on a theoretical and practical approach to learning make it one of the premier organisations of its kind worldwide.

Rio Tinto plc, together with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee (United Kingdom), as part of the activities of the partnership between Rio Tinto and the CEPMLP are offering up to a maximum of 10 fully funded postgraduate scholarships for the academic year 2007/2008 leading to the degree:

Master of Laws (LLM) in Mineral Law and Policy

The award will offer the successful candidate:

  1. Payment of academic tuition fees

  2. 12 monthly stipends for living expenses for a single student

  3. An arrival allowance and thesis/assignment allowance

Applicants eligible for consideration should:

  • Already hold a degree of an equivalent standard to at least a good UK second class honours degree

  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of English language competence (generally IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 603 [250 on the computer based test])

  • Preferably be qualified lawyers having had some post-degree work experience in mining in the government, private sector, or academia

  • Be between the ages of 25-35 years

  • Be nationals and residents of the following countries:
    Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Guinea, India, Mongolia, Namibia ,Peru, South Africa, USA and Zimbabwe

  • Complete the degree within 12 months and return to their home country at the end of their period of study

Method of Scholarship Selection

Please note that there is no separate application form for the Rio Tinto plc Chevening Scholarship.

All candidates who are offered admission to the LLM in Mineral Law and Policy and who satisfy the criteria for consideration for the Scholarship, will be put forward for review by the relevant Committee composed of Rio Tinto plc, FCO, and CEPMLP staff .

The first step, therefore, is to complete an application form for admission to the LLM in Mineral Law and Policy, which can be found by clicking here. The application form should be accompanied by a brief statement, max. 250 words, explaining why you think you should be considered for the scholarship.


All applications must be received by the 31 May 2007.

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