Normally a first class or second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in law or environment-related discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, upon approval by the course director, if the applicant has accrued substantial professional experience in the area of environmental law, policy and/or management.
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.
Months of entry
Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental 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.
The programme aims to help students critically appraise and creatively contribute to environmental regulation and governance at the international, transnational, national and local levels.
Studying this course, you'll be equipped with a wide range of expertise in environmental law, in areas like:
- 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 on first-hand professional experience in environmental law and governance at different levels.
Your ability to gain international employment is at the heart of this course. It'll equip you with the skills and expertise you need to pursue a career in:
- international organisations
- national governments involved in international, EU and/or transnational law matters
- non-government organisations that operate at a regional, sub-national, national or international level
- private companies concerned with international, EU and/or transnational environmental law
We have a successful track record of helping LLM students obtain competitive international internships with United Nations organisations. These are optional, and their duration and conditions vary depending on the host organisation. They usually start towards the end of the course.
Our programme directors are currently concluding formal agreements with selected international organisations to secure a number of internships for LLM students each year.
Information for international students
Please visit our website for information for International students
Fees and funding
There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Opportunities include:
- John Fitzsimons Memorial scholarships
- International Scholarships (instructional)
- University of Strathclyde Progression Scholarships
To recognise academic achievement, the Dean's International Excellence Award offers international students a merit-based scholarship of up to £3,000 for entry onto a full-time Masters programme in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Students living in Scotland can find out more about funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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