The International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP) and Emerald Energy Institute, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) will be starting a collaborative postgraduate programme in Petroleum, Energy Economics, Management and Policy, which is approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The programme is resident at IIPELP, Abuja.
The IIPELP was established in 2007 to proffer solutions to the current gaps that exist in knowledge, institutional development, governance, legal and regulatory framework for the energy industry in Nigeria and Africa. The institute is at the forefront of the incubation of ideas and the application of same to the systematic resolution of energy-related problems. It is believed that the multidisciplinary approach to strategic thinking in energy law, energy economics and public policy is required. Essential also, is rigorous data analysis in the development of energy policy options.
The aim of the programme is to equip, empower and engage energy professionals through academic excellence, research and policy analysis, and professional and staff development in petroleum, energy economics, management and policy. IIPELP offers an advantageous learning environment; enabled with full internet access, virtual library with full hands-on training for its programme.
The MSc programme involves 12 calendar months of intensive, flexible and modular full-time study or 24 calendar months of part-time study. The programme is expected to start in July 2016. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded MSc Degree by the Senate of the University of Port Harcourt and a Professional Membership Certificate from IIPELP.