Taught course

International Environmental Law

Institution
Durham University · Department of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A good 2:1 degree (or its equivalent) in law, or in a degree in which law is a major component.


Months of entry

October

Course content

Our LLM in International Environmental Law equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to tackle major global challenges such as environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change.

Our LLM in International Environmental Law encompasses various multilateral treaty regimes on environmental protection and the science behind legal developments. It provides in-depth learning on foundational principles and concepts of international environmental law, and addresses the intersection of legal regimes and the role of science in the development of international environmental law.

You will also learn about renewable energy and the role of carbon markets and trading regimes. As well as climate litigation, the human rights dimension in the protection of the environment and the role of the law and of lawyers in governing transformational change.

On completing the programme, you will be equipped to:

  • Consider environmental degradation as a continuous and increasing challenge for effective and inclusive international treaty-making.
  • Discuss regional approaches of environmental governance.
  • Understand how legal orders must interact in implementing internationally agreed global goals.

Information for international students

  • Students whose native language is not English must show evidence of general proficiency in the English language by normally achieving 7.0 or higher in IELTS with a minimum of 7.0 in the writing component and a minimum of 6.5 in all other components.
  • Students from EU member states whose native language is not English may show evidence of general proficiency in the English language by normally achieving 102 or higher in TOEFL with a minimum of 27 in the writing component and a minimum of 25 in all other components.

Fees and funding

UK students
12100
International students
24900

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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