Entry requirements

Normally a first class or upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline related to Climate Change Law & Policy, although previous study with some law content would be useful.

Other qualifications may be recognised, especially where the applicant’s work experience is relevant to the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Climate change effects are far reaching and omnipresent. Mitigating and adapting to climate change requires a tremendous effort from states, non-state actors and individuals.

This programme, taught by leading experts and practitioners, will give you a strong understanding of the complex web of rules, principles and institutions relating to climate change law and policy. You’ll better understand the relationship between global and national efforts dealing with climate change. Throughout the programme, you’ll also have the opportunity to take classes that will deal with climate finance, sustainable energy and litigation.

Setting it apart from other postgraduate degree programmes, the Strathclyde LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy does not require candidates to relocate or interrupt their current occupation. Instead, it's based on attendance during limited teaching periods.

The programme's flexibility will make it attractive to anyone working in government, international organisations, law firms and consultancies, the banking and insurance sector, energy companies, and research, educational and advocacy organisations who wish to obtain a timely qualification and specialist knowledge in climate change law and policy. It also provides an excellent opportunity for recent graduates in law and other relevant disciplines to start out their careers in an exciting growth area with a competitive edge.

To apply you do not need to have a formal legal background, but having worked in a policy environment will prove useful.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

HaSS PGT Enquiries
0141 444 8600