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Global Environmental Law and Governance LLM

Global Environmental Law and Governance LLM

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Full time | University of Strathclyde | 12 months | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Environmental Law Environmental Policy International Law Environmental Management

Course type


Course Summary

Why this course?

Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of 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.

You'll gain insights from the work and activities of SCELG, including, amongst others, the

  • One Ocean Hub
  • and the
  • Climate Change Litigation Initiative
  • (C2LI).

    Study with us

    learn to critically appraise and creatively contribute to global environmental law and governance

    develop the skills and expertise to pursue a career in areas of global environmental law and governance

    combine cutting edge theoretical knowledge and practice thematic areas in global environmental law and governance

    experience a tailored and bespoken teaching environment where you'll be working closely with your peers and faculty

    benefit from guest lectures: internationally recognised guest speakers from international organisations, leading international law firms and large NGOs

    opportunity to undertake an internship with the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and to collaborate with the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG)


    The LLM Global Environmental Law & Governance is one of two programmes in the UK to offer a guaranteed internship to a selected number of its students with the

  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • . IIED is a leading international NGO with offices in Edinburgh working in a diverse range of areas of global environmental law and governance, including climate change and investment and natural resources amongst others.


    You'll engage in the cutting-edge debate on global environmental law as an approach to understanding the interactions and mutual influences between international, EU, regional, national and sub-national law (including the customary laws of indigenous peoples and local communities and law-making by other non-state actors). This class also lends itself to explore the relevance of the comparative legal method for a variety of international and transnational environmental legal scholars and practitioners, by discussing the relevance, methods and challenges of comparative environmental law in a global perspective.
    International Investment Law and Sustainable Development - Optional

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    Entry requirements

    Students need a First- or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in law or an environmental-related discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications and substantial professional experience in the area of environmental law, policy and/or management. A Law degree is not a prerequisite for entry to this course.

    University information

    The University of Strathclyde is an international leading technological university, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options. With over 23,000 students from more than 100 countries, it has a vibrant, international community and welcomes students from around the globe. Research is at the heart of everything that the University of Strathclyde does, and almost 90% of Strathclyde’s research is rated ‘world leading’...more

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