Taught course

Law and Environmental Science

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Law
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, physical environmental or biological science; mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Climate change, acid rain, biodiversity conservation, species extinction, contaminated land - these are but a few of the environmental issues that constitute headline news today. Modules offered by the School of Law are designed to give a wider understanding of EC and international law perspectives on environmental problems that frequently can only be addressed through regional or international regulation. How has international environmental law evolved historically Who are the main actors in the field What key principles underpin regulation What do we mean by the pursuit of sustainable development How is the law in this area enforced

Treaty regimes explored include those relating to acid deposition, climate change, ozone layer depletion, nuclear contamination and freshwater pollution. In addition, an insight will be given to the various treaty regimes that seek to address the continuing pressures on the worlds biodiversity. For example, how is commercial whaling now regulated What system is in place to regulate trade in endangered species What of the protection of wetlands, Antarctica, world heritage and of migratory species

The scientific element of the programme is designed to provide a background in biological and/or physical sciences, and also an understanding of relevant mathematical and computer science to facilitate a quantitative understanding of environmental issues.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Law web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Danielle Sinclair
Email
llmphd@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5700
Fax
0115 951 3251