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Environmental Law and Sustainable Development LLM/PGDip/PGCert

Environmental Law and Sustainable Development LLM/PGDip/PGCert

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Sustainability Environmental Law Environmental Policy Law / Legal Studies 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.

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.

For more information, see the listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.

Modules

This module builds on the Foundations for Research module, exploring the themes of skills enhancement, employability and research methodologies in more depth. In particular you will analyse and critique the use of research methodologies in the context of specific disciplines relevant to LLM study. Throughout the module you will develop your critical faculties and analytical skills, using methodological tools to analyse the strength of your own and othersacademic work.
Globalisation and the Law - Optional
Natural Resources Law - Optional
Shipping Law - Optional
International Employment Law - Optional
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility - Optional
World Trade Organisation Law - Optional

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,750

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

14,000

Entry requirements

See the listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.

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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