Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Human Rights and the Environment

This joint programme with the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is intended to appeal to students who wish to study the environmental aspects of law and human rights or the legal regulation of the environment through human rights at Master's level. The programme has a flexible pathway of study, which will define the classification of the final award with either an LLM or MA. Students take 3 modules from Law and 3 modules from the Lancaster Environment Centre as well as a dissertation.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree, in an appropriate discipline. IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: perspectives on environment and development; dissertation; either environmental law or international environmental law. One of the following human rights options: international human rights; rights of peoples; the right to adequate food as a human right. Optional law modules: international human rights; international environmental law; environmental law; rights of peoples. Optional LEC modules: air pollution and climate; chemical risk assessment; climate change and society; environmental justice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
LLM Full-time £ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,950 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,880 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,950 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510880