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Environmental Law and Sustainable Development LLM

Environmental Law and Sustainable Development LLM

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Environmental Law Environmental Policy Sustainability

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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. 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. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

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.

Different course options

Full time | Frenchay Campus | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-20

Modules

You will need to write a 15,000 word dissertation. This needs to be an original piece of work. You can satisfy this requirement by: carrying out empirical work that has not been done before; synthesising issues not put together before; looking at topics that people in the discipline have not looked at before; examining existing knowledge in an original way, or bringing new evidence to bear on an old issue.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£13,250

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

UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) is a leading public university based in the centre of Bristol. The university offers a wide range of postgraduate study options, including taught and research courses, and online programmes. Students also have plenty of opportunities to gain work experience as well as connecting with employers. The university's postgraduate courses open up student’s career options and fast track them into new...more