Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English, Russian


Main academic courses

  • Contractual Grounds for Natural Resource Rights
  • Land Management Process
  • Legal Regulation of the Rational Use of Subsoil in the Fuel and Energy Complex in Russia
  • Judicial Remedies for Natural Resource Users
  • Legal Regulation of Payments for Natural Resource Use
  • Forest Law
  • Legal Control of the Regulation and Standardisation of Natural Resource Use
  • Legal Regulation of Environmental Safety of Industrial Facilities
  • Legal Regulation of Natural Resource Use in Urban Areas
  • Legal Liability for Violations Related to Natural Resource Use and Environmental Protection
  • Judicial Remedies for Natural Resource Users

Our advantages

  • The master's programme ‘Legal Regulation of Natural Resource Use’ is implemented with the support of PJSC Gazprom Neft. It is unique in its comprehensive (interdisciplinary) approach to the content of the courses. It combines fundamental theoretical training with knowledge of legal precedents in the current environmental legislation.
  • The practical focus of the programme is intensified through master classes given by leading practicing lawyers of companies engaged in environmental management. The academic staff uses cutting-edge teaching methods such as: information technology; case studies; role-playing; and business games. The training is focused on the analysis of law enforcement practice in order to develop various options for solving challenges of applying the law.
  • The academic programme has been designed taking into account the views of employers on the correlation of graduates’ competencies and job functions in their professional activities.

International relations

  • The Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
  • Vilnius University (Lithuania)
  • Universität Hamburg (Germany)
  • Charles University (the Czech Republic)
  • Peking University (China)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • The University of Belgrade (Serbia)
  • The University of Passau (Germany)
  • Hanoi Law University (Vietnam)

Main areas of research

  • Design features of legal regimes of nature management
  • Liability for violations related to natural resource use
  • Environmental entities and their legal status
  • Judicial remedies for natural resource users


The programme is aimed at training highly qualified specialists capable of providing comprehensive legal support of activities in the areas of resource conservation, creation and maintenance of efficient operation of environment management and environmental protection. They apply modern tools to ensure the sustainable functioning of techno-natural systems that are competitive in the Russian and international labour markets aimed at the implementation of the tasks of digital economy.

The graduates will be in demand by international organisations, Russian government bodies and local self-government, Russian and international economic entities whose activities are related to the legal support of environmental management processes. The graduates are trained for public service, judicial activity and advocacy; they can also work as corporate lawyers, provide legal support to businesses, human rights protectors, academic and research workers.

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