Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

Global Environment and Climate Change Law

This programme is designed to equip you with an advanced, multidisciplinary knowledge of the legal issues and techniques related to environmental protection and the management of natural resources, with special emphasis on climate change. You will analyse and evaluate the historic and ongoing development of international, European and national law for environmental protection, the interrelations between these different levels of law-making and the interactions between environmental law and other areas of law. You will also choose option courses to complement your legal studies with an analysis of the scientific and socioeconomic aspects of environmental protection. This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Environment & Society Academy: http://www.ed.ac.uk/global-environment-society

Course modules

Courses may include: international environmental law. Option courses: EU environmental law; international climate change law; international law of the sea; comparative environmental law; international law of the marine environment; biotechnology: law and society; EU and national climate change law; risk society and regulatory frameworks. For detailed information about courses being offered on this programme please visit our website.

Assessment methods

Essays and other coursework such as problem-based exercises.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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