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LLM/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

LLM/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

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Full time | Frenchay Campus | 1 year | SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Sustainability Environmental Law Environmental Policy Environmental Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Introduction

Through the wide range of LLMs we offer, we are attracting the next generation of leading practitioners and academics to study specialised law with us.

Part of our comprehensive range of LLM programmes, the LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development allows you to deepen your understanding of law relating to the environment and associated development issues.

You will engage with the legal and ethical challenges posed by sustainable development, and explore global environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity protection, water management and renewable energy, from the perspective of both developed and developing countries. By encouraging innovation in assessing current environmental problems, the course will prepare you to work in legal practice, whether you choose to go into a commercial organisation, the public sector or a non-governmental organisation.

Diverse choice of modules

Pursuing an LLM allows you to focus in on a particular area of law by delving deep into the subject and undertaking independent research and learning. The modules available cover a diverse range of legal topics, making it possible to tailor the course towards the specific areas of law you wish to explore further.

Teaching backed by the latest research

The School has a thriving research culture and most tutors on our LLMs are active researchers, publishing in leading journals. At the same time, the quality of teaching at Bristol Law School has been recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency as 'excellent'. You can therefore expect to participate in carefully-planned, lively and highly informative sessions designed to give you a deep and thorough grounding in your chosen area of law.

Flexible study options

There are two intakes to the LLMs, one in September and one in January, and you can study with us full or part time.

Content

The LLM in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development consists of nine modules in total, including a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

To gain the Postgraduate Certificate, you will study two compulsory modules (Research Methods and International Environmental Law) and two optional modules.

To gain the Postgraduate Diploma, you will complete the necessary modules to gain the Certificate (as above) one further compulsory module (Natural Resources Law) and another three optional modules.

Careers / Further study

Studying for an LLM provides an ideal opportunity to develop specialist skills that will be favoured by employers, both in the legal world and beyond. It opens up a range of career opportunities and gives our students the edge over other graduates.

The in-depth knowledge you will acquire in a particular area of law will give you a thorough grounding in the subject area and raise your employability prospects, enabling you to become a specialist within your organisation. It is for this reason that many of our LLM graduates choose to go on to complete a PhD or go into teaching and research.

Recent graduates from Bristol Law School have gained positions in local government, solicitors firms, the Ministry of Defence and other organisations including Marks and Spencer plc, Direct Line and Lloyds TSB.

Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Modules

During this module you will explore core research methodologies and develop your own legal research and analytical skills. You will consider how research links to your future study and employment by exploring good academic practice, key research skills, and research methodologies in the context of professional development and your own academic research activities.
Globalisation and the Law - Optional
Natural Resources Law - Optional
World Trade Organisation Law - Optional
Shipping Law - Optional
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility - Optional
International Employment Law - Optional

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have: An honours degree of 2:2 or above in Law; or An honours degree of 2:2 or above plus a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or the Common Professional Examination (CPE); or An honours degree of 2:2 or above in a related subject (such as business, politics or international relations) and/or relevant experience.

University information

A champion of ambition, the University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) offers students an exceptional learning environment dedicated to success. From developing skills, acquiring new qualifications, boosting career prospects, or embarking on a complete career change, UWE Bristol offers all students a welcoming and supportive environment within a thriving and inviting city. The university offers an impressive variety of taught and...more

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