Mining Law, Finance, and SustainabilityGraduate Diploma, Mining Law, Finance, and Sustainability (Graduate Diploma)
Program ContactMary Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Student Services Assistant
Faculty of LawWestern University
Law Building Rm 239
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
t. 519-661-2111 ext. 88422
The Graduate Diploma in Mining Law, Finance, and Sustainability will provide complementary interdisciplinary training to students whose backgrounds and previous academic disciplines are in fields other than Law. Our goal is to provide mining professionals (eg geologists, geophysicists, engineers), business professionals (eg those in finance or human resources), public servants, indigenous leaders, and advocates working with non-governmental organizations with knowledge of the key legal frameworks that govern the extractive industries in Canada and abroad. This will help them to understand issues in areas like environmental regulation, the rights of indigenous peoples, and applicable corporate finance provisions.
- 2 terms (8 months) – Full-time
- 3-4 terms (12-16 months) – Part-time
- Full-time study, part-time study
Applicants to this program must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum average of B (74%) in the last two years of full-time study. The Bachelor’s Degree should be in a discipline that is relevant to the program, such as Geology, Geophysics, Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science, Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, or equivalent.
Applicants who wish to take courses offered by Mining Law, Finance, and Sustainability but do not wish to pursue the diploma credential must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree (in any discipline) with a minimum average of B (74%) in the last two years of full-time study. In exceptional circumstances, equivalent work experience in the mining industry may be considered as an alternative to a university degree; contact the graduate program directly for details.
English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score for the Faculty of Law for applicants to all graduate programs is 109 for the internet-based version, with a minimum score of 25 for writing and speaking skills, or 630 (paper-based).
- The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). The minimum acceptable score for the Faculty of Law is 8.0 out of 9.
- The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). Students must have at least 85 on each of the sections and an overall score of at least 91.
- May 31 - Acceptance notifications usually begin in June.