Taught course

Law of the Sea, Sustainable Development and International Law

Institution
University of Strathclyde · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

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.

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

September

Course content

The world's oceans and seas are crucial to sustaining life on Earth. They can reduce poverty, ensure food security, and address equity issues. This means we must understand the relationship between the International Law of the Sea and other elements of international law concerning sustainable development.

The International Law of the Sea is always developing. At the moment, negotiations are ongoing in New York, for instance, towards the development of a new legally-binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

This course focuses on the interface between the International Law of the Sea and other areas of international law. These areas include:

  • international biodiversity;
  • human rights;
  • trade; and
  • investment law.

It'll give you the knowledge and skills you need to understand ocean governance and all it contains. You'll receive advanced, specialised and comprehensive knowledge of the science, policy and international law of ocean governance. You'll also learn about other areas of international law related to sustainable development. You'll build upon your analytical skills to understand and contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of the International Law of the Sea. Upon graduating from this course, you'll be able to take part in international negotiations of the Law of the Sea and other related processes.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,000
International students
£15,000

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Qualification and course duration

LLM

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Marketing & Communications Team
Email
hass-pgt-enquiries@strath.ac.uk
Phone
0141 444 8600