Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

International Commercial Law and the Environment

During this course students get to grips with balancing the competing demands of environmental protection and business interest whilst studying some of the emerging law and policy in this area. Students complete an advanced and in-depth study of subjects including competition law to control monopoly and aggressive business practices and the relevant legal incentives and sanctions in environmental regulation. 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, transnational corporations, corporate and environmental lobby groups, 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.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student completes a Master's dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words which deals with an area of chosen study in the 3rd semester.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

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