Taught course

Environmental Policy and Governance

University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good Honours degree, or equivalent academic or professional qualification. Note that students must register for either the MSc or the LLM: the content and learning outcomes of both degrees are, however, identical.

Months of entry


Course content

Graduates of the MSc/LLM in Environmental Policy and Governance will be well placed to pursue careers in the environmental sector, including government, regulatory authorities, international bodies, non-governmental organisations, business, pressure groups and charities. Expert staff within Economics, Politics, Law and Environmental Science have come together to offer an innovative and distinctive multi-disciplinary degree which will provide graduates with developed understanding and knowledge of the key areas of environmental policy and governance.

Course Objectives

This course will:

  • introduce students to the topic of environmental policy and governance, and to develop students' understanding and awareness of contemporary issues in the area.
  • provide a rigorous and intellectually challenging training at an advanced level in environmental issues as preparation for, or as an enhancement to, a career in this area.
  • develop independent critical thought, research and writing skills to Master's level.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6 (minimum 5.5 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23, Writing 21.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Belen Olmos Giupponi
+44 (0) 1786 467591