University of Strathclyde

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.

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

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 13,500 (Year 1) International 9 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 7,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 9 9 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 3,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 8 8 Months
LLM Part-time September 2017 3,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 3,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 21 21 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 13,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 7,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months

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