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

2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences; mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening).

Course modules

Modules include: biodiversity and international law; European Commission (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.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by either essay, examination, or a combination of both.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,140 per Whole course (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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