University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Environmental Policy and Governance

The course is a one-year course which combines the study of different fields with an interdisciplinary perspective offering a greater understanding of local, national and international environmental policies and governance. This course will: Introduce students to the topic of environmental policy and governance, and to develop students' understanding and awareness of contemporary issues in the area; provide a rigorous and intellectually challenging training at an advanced level in environmental issues as preparation for, or as an enhancement to, a career in this area; develop independent critical thought, research and writing skills to Master's level.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Academic Year 2015/16: Energy law and policy; environmental policy and management; environmental economics; environmental law; training for masters in the arts and humanities; dissertation. One of: Regulating CSR (Part 2); environmental impact assessment.

Assessment methods

The necessity of independent study culminates in the dissertation written in the summer. This piece of work provides students with opportunity to produce independent research in their chosen area. Modules are assessed typically by a combination of coursework and examination with the weighting varying dependent on the nature of the material taught. An integrated assessment strategy is adopted.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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