Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

The course engages the students in critical analysis of the legal aspects of sustainable development and acknowledges that environmental law needs to be considered along with the social and economic dimensions of development. In addition the course also explores global environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity protection, water management and renewable energy from the perspective of both developed and developing countries.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a law Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution. Candidates who have successfully completed the common professional examination (CPE) will also be considered for admission onto the course. Non law graduates will also be considered for admission if they have relevant experience or if they have a degree in a related area of study such as business, politics or international relations. Applicants whose 1st language is not English, will need to demonstrate their English language proficiency with either a minimum grade of 6.5 overall on the British Council International English Language Test (IELTS) or a TOEFL score of at least 600 (written) or 250 (computer) scale.

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate compulsory modules: research methods; international environmental law; 2 optional modules: globalisation and the law; international human rights law; international environmental law. Postgraduate Diploma compulsory module: natural resources law 3 option modules from: World trade organisation law; European environmental law and policy; shipping law; corporate governance and corporate social responsibility; international employment law. Plus 1 option, not listed above, offered on any of the other LLM courses; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Taught modules on the course are assessed through a combination of written coursework assignments and oral presentations. The culmination of the course is a dissertation of up to 15,000 words that constitutes an original contribution to the corpus of legal knowledge within an area of environmental law.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (England) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 896 per Credit (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)117 32 83333