Offshore Wind Law E-BSA150

Offshore Wind is an area of rapid growth in Asia, the US, and partly in Europe. The course Offshore Wind Law explores the main legal issues of offshore wind: leasing, permitting, transmission, financing, power purchase agreements, and procurement.

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5 ECTS (or course certificate)


Bachelor/ Continuing education



Method of work


Course Start

Course with credits: September 2024 Course without credits: To be announced

Application Deadline

With credits: 15.08.2024 Without credits: To be announced


With credits: 9500 NOK +semester fee +literature Without credits: 3500 NOK + literature

The subject offshore wind law takes students through teams such as project financing, power supply agreements, permits, and power grid challenges to better understand regulatory challenges and solutions.

Kristoffer Svendsen , Associate professor


The course will give an introduction into offshore wind legal issues where the student will gain knowledge and skills in offshore wind law, but also convey knowledge and insight into offshore wind with legal accuracy, nuanced, factual, and independently both written and orally.

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Learning outcomes

  • Offshore wind technology basics
  • Offshore wind leasing
  • Power Purchase Agreements and Contracts for Differnce
  • Project finance basics
  • Supply chain challenges
  • Procurement contracts

Method of work

  • Online lectures


  • Live Information seminar about the exam: to be announced
  • Home written exam of 4 hours
  • Exam: 06.12.2024
  • Grading: A-F

Required prerequisite knowledge

  • None

Recommended prerequisites

  • None

Admission requirements

  • General admission requirements
  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification (GSK = grunnleggende studiekompetanse) or prior learning (realkompetanse).
  • Read more about the admission requirements here: Universitet og høgskole - Samordna opptak. If you apply on the basis of formal competence , the necessary documentation must be uploaded at the same time as you apply.

Admission requirements for foreign education

  • Applicants with a foreign education must upload an offical translated diploma in either English or a Scandinavian language before submission.
  • Applicants with a foreign education must document their education by the application deadline in order to have your application processed. If we haven’t received the required documentation within the deadline, the application will be rejected.

Language requirements

Applicants with Norwegian or English as a second language must document sufficient knowledge of Norwegian or English.

  • To learn more about the language requirement go to Samordnaopptak
  • You can also go to NOKUT to see which countries require an English test (GSU list) GSU-listen | Nokut.
  • If you do not meet the language requirements above you may apply on the basis of prior learning. If the default language at work is english, please upload a document from your manager/HR manager that confirms your language proficiency.

Admission based on prior learning (realkompetanse)

  • If you wish to apply for admission to higher education, are aged 25 or over and do not have higher education entrance qualifications, you may apply on the basis of prior learning. The University of Stavanger itself has the authority to assess what qualifications that are required. Please upload a CV and work-certificate.

The course will be set up as long as there is a sufficient amount of applicants

The difference with or without credits

  • For the first time, you can choose whether you want credit for the course. This overview shows the difference between what you get when you choose with or without study credits.
  • The course takes place on two different online platforms, and which one you will use depends on whether you are taking study credits or not.
  • The course has the same content on both platforms, but if you choose to take credits, you get guidance, more tests that prepare you for the exam, and benefits that regular students get, such as a student discount.
  • Are you wondering why you should take the course with study credits? Feel free to read this article: What should you do with study credits when you already have a job?

The course will be set up as long as there is a sufficient amount of applicants


Associate Professor
UiS School of Business and Law
Department of Accounting and Law

Contact persons

Executive Officer
Division of Education
UiS Lifelong Learning
Senior Adviser
Division of Education
UiS Lifelong Learning