Taught course

Global Environment Law and Goverance

University of Strathclyde · School of Law

Entry requirements

First or second class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in law or an environmental-related discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications and substantial professional experience in the area of environmental law, policy and/or management.

Please note: a Law degree is not a prerequisite for entry to this course.

Months of entry


Course content

Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other.

There's also a growing need to understand the relevance for environmental governance of the legal practices of indigenous peoples and local communities, business entities, local administrations, and transnational environmental practitioners.

You'll gain insights from the work and activities of SCELG, including, amongst others, the One Ocean Hub and the Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI).

Studying this course, you'll be equipped with a wide range of expertise in global environmental law and governance, in areas such as:

  • Biodiversity
  • Land
  • Food and agriculture
  • Climate change and energy
  • Corporate accountability
  • Environmental justice
  • Water and oceans
  • Human rights
  • Sustainable development

You'll focus on the global dynamics of environmental law. In particular, you'll look at the mutual influences and interactions among different regulatory levels.

The programme draws both on cutting-edge academic research on global environmental law and governance and on first-hand professional experience at different levels.

Information for international students

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English language requirements

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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