De Montfort University

LLM Environmental Law and Practice

This course is particularly suitable for people who work for regulatory bodies, whether in legal departments or as field or enforcement officers, environmental consultants, planners, solicitors, barristers, those who work in regulated industries, such as waste or water, and academics.

Entry requirements

LLM: Applicants should have an Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification; some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential; if English is not the 1st language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is essential; English language tuition is available both before and during the course if required.

Course modules

Core modules: The Environment and Legal Control; dissertation.

Elective modules: Atmospheric pollution law; biodiversity impact and nature conservation law; environmental assessment; environmental permitting and climate change; international environmental law; law of environmental crime; law of health and safety; light pollution law; negotiated study; noise pollution law; planning law; waste management and contaminated land; water pollution law; nuclear law.

Assessment methods

Fully assessed by coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Distance learning September 2019 - 27 Months

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