Taught course

Global Environmental Law and Governance

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

  • Learn to critically appraise and creatively contribute to global environmental law and governance
  • Develop the skills and expertise to pursue a career in areas of global environmental law and governance
  • Combine cutting edge theoretical knowledge and practice thematic areas in global environmental law and governance
  • Experience a tailored and bespoken teaching environment where you'll be working closely with your peers and faculty
  • Benefit from guest lectures: internationally recognised guest speakers from international organisations, leading international law firms and large NGOs
  • Opportunity to undertake an internship with the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) and to collaborate with the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG)
  • We're amongst world’s top universities contributing to achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021)

Why this course?

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).

Information for international students

Our current standard requirements are: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 5.5)

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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