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Environmental Law and Justice

Middlesex University London · School of Law

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

The devastation of the environment and ecosystems is of increasing concern across the world. In addition to the impact of climate change and reduced biodiversity, both legal and illegal economic activity is a challenge to legal frameworks and agencies at national and international levels of governance.

This master's degree has been designed to tackle these issues and equip students with high-level knowledge and skills to enable them to develop professional careers in the environmental sector.

Why study MA Environmental Law and Justice at Middlesex University?

Successful completion of the course will ensure you have the required practical skills and knowledge applicable to careers in environmental policy and enforcement, with an emphasis on employability and engagement with contemporary environmental debates.

Our academic staff, including criminologist Dr Angus Nurse, who has both research and professional experience in the environmental crime area, European policy specialist Dr Meri Juntti, renowned gender and development expert Dr Sarah Bradshaw, and Professor Joshua Castellino, specialist in human rights law and Dean of the School of Law, are experts in their respective fields who use their impressive research portfolios to inform their teaching.

In the course of their work with NGOs such as the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association, the League Against Cruel Sports, Humane Society International and WWF (all of whom have attended environmental policy events hosted at Middlesex), we have developed a comprehensive understanding of the key skills and knowledge needed for graduates wishing to develop or maintain careers in environmental justice and law enforcement.

You will also have a number of opportunities to gain practical work experience through three different work placement modules offered as options through the programme. One of these enables you to apply to undertake an Erasmus-funded internship with an international organisation in an appropriate field based in another European country.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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