University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Environmental Law

This course provides an insight into the international legal response to various challenges which include global warming, ozone layer depletion, the over-exploitation by mankind of wildlife species and the destruction of vital habitat sites; the course aims to provide the student with an insight into international environmental law with a focus on the general themes and principles in this area, the law relating to the protection of biodiversity, and that which endeavours to prevent or at least minimise the impact of transfrontier pollution; the modules taught on the course cover a wide range of issues of contemporary relevance; the underlying purpose is to provide a solid grounding in the basic principles of European Community and international environmental law as applied in a particular context.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in law, humanities or social sciences; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening), or TOEFL paper based 600 with 5.0 in TWE, or TOEFL computer based 250 with 5.0 in TWE, or TOEFL IBT 100 (no less than 21 in any element).

Course modules

Modules include: biodiversity and international law; EC environmental law and policy; general themes and principles of international environmental law; international investment law; international law of the sea; international law of transboundary pollution; international law of treaties*; law development and the international community; maritime law; principles of public international law; rights, humans and other animals.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,310 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 14,420 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

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