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Global Environmental Law and Governance

Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other.

There's also a growing need to understand the relevance for environmental governance of the legal practices of indigenous peoples and local communities, business entities, local administrations, and transnational environmental practitioners.

The programme aims to help students critically appraise and creatively contribute to environmental regulation and governance at the international, transnational, national and local levels.

Entry requirements

Normally a first class or second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in law or environment-related discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, upon approval by the course director, if the applicant has accrued substantial professional experience in the area of environmental law, policy and/or management.

English language requirements

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Pre-sessional courses in English are available.

If you're a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check the most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence.

If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English language requirements before making your application.

Course modules

Core modules: International environmental law 1; international environmental law 2; global environmental law: issues of sustainability and equity; legal research.

Elective modules: EU environmental law 1; EU environmental law 2 - external dimensions; international climate change law; oceans governance and the law of the sea.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on your performance in coursework and/or written exam papers. Students seeking award of the Master's Degree (LLM) will need to complete a dissertation. Some of the assessments will be based on real-life assignments that the teaching staff have engaged with in the context of their practical experience in international consultancies, with a view to developing your skills of immediate relevance to global employers.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 (Year 1) International 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 9 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 8 Months
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 21 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 (Year 1) International 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 Months

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