Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Environmental and Human Rights Law

On this course students engage with the key issues in environmental law and policy at regional, national and international levels. Students understand the practical realities of environmental pollution and degradation, as well as engaging with the complex implications of how environmental law conflicts with individual or group enjoyment of human rights. Students have the opportunity to study some of the emerging law and policy in this area. An important part of the course is the writing of a detailed dissertation within the specialism of the student's choice. This is an opportunity to select a project topic which has a direct bearing on the student's professional life. The course is particularly attractive to those seeking a career in government departments, environmental agencies, international organisations, environmental and human rights advocacy, business organisations, international law firms and a range of non-governmental organisations. As a distance-learning course, it suits those already actively pursuing their careers or managing other commitments.

Entry requirements

The programme has been designed to be open to graduates of all disciplines who have a good Honours degree, including those from a science background and those who have no experience of law. Those who can demonstrate suitable professional qualifications or skills are welcome to apply.

Course modules

International law of the marine environment study skills; introduction to environmental law; principles of European community environmental law; international environmental law; negotiating international contracts; substantive issues in commercial contract; ingregulation of the transnational internet; international business law and institutions (wto); environment and human rights; climate change law and policy; international business, environment and human rights.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Distance learning £ 7,980 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
LLM Distance learning £ 7,980 per Whole course (overseas fees) 24 months
LLM Distance learning £ 7,980 per Whole course (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 24 months
LLM Distance learning £ 7,980 per Whole course (EU fees) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (EU fees) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,980 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Law and Criminology
Telephone number: 
01970 622720