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LLM Environmental Law and Practice (distance learning)

LLM Environmental Law and Practice (distance learning)

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Distance Learning/Online Study | 27 months | SEP-23

Study mode

Distance without attendance


27 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Environmental Law

Course type


Course Summary


This?course?will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the historic developments in environmental?regulation and use of civil penalties in an?environmental?law?context.?In addition?to?studying core modules, you'll be able?to?choose from a wide variety of optional, insightful modules, enabling you?to?tailor your studies and specialise in your chosen area of interest.

This course is particularly suitable for those who work for regulatory bodies, whether in legal departments or as field or enforcement officers,?environmental?consultants, planners, solicitors and barristers. Graduates from this course are able to secure roles relating to environmental sustainability, pollution control, land use and infrastructure.

Key features

  • Develop your own personal pathway. This course combines one core module with a diverse range of optional modules
  • Study at your own pace. Enjoy flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award
  • Differentiate yourself in the job market. Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of Environmental law
  • Boost your employability. Improve your career and employability options in a globalised job market

Teaching and assessment

The LLM is studied by distance learning and is fully assessed by coursework and a dissertation. The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of ten Saturday study days during the period of study. The course is structured in a way that allows you to exit at one of several points, if desired, each with a postgraduate award.

Graduate careers

This career development course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to the operation and regulation of businesses, both in the UK and overseas.


In this module you will look at the historical development of the legal regulation of the environment. You will further examine the UK and EU legal systems in which environmental law is framed and gain an understanding of use of civil penalties in an environmental law context.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful , but a degree in law is not essential.

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a university with a rich heritage, providing students with high-class further education options for over 150 years. Situated in the centre of Leicester, a thriving midlands location, students benefit from excellent facilities not only on campus but also when seeking leisure time in the surrounding region. Students at DMU are able to choose from a wide range of postgraduate courses, all of which are...more