LLM/MSc in Environmental Policy and Governance
The LLM/MSc in Environmental Policy & Governance 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
Structure and content
The course is multi-disciplinary and consists of eight taught modules which are delivered by staff in the Schools of Arts and Humanities, Management and Natural Sciences. A combination of specialist modules is taken in both Semesters and students will also complete a 10,000-word dissertation over the period 1 June to the middle of August.
The academics involved in teaching the degree are renowned for international and world leading research in their subject areas. Their work is well represented in national and international journals, at academic conferences around the world and in the media.
Delivery and assessment
- All modules are delivered by small group learning and teaching which aims to provide opportunity for interaction with staff and to develop communication skills through discussion and presentation of key issues.
- Students are encouraged and expected to undertake independent study and to read widely from a variety of sources. 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.
- Students must pass all eight modules and achieve a pass grade in the dissertation to be awarded the Master of Law (LLM) or MSc.
Academic Year 2015/16
- Energy Law and Policy
- Environmental Policy and Management
- Environmental Economics
- Environmental Law
- Training for Masters in the Arts and Humanities
- Regulating CSR (Part 2)
- Environmental Impact Assessment
The specialist knowledge acquired in this rapidly growing sector will be invaluable in enhancing employability. This postgraduate degree also provides an excellent starting point for careers in international organisations, local and national government bodies, NGOs, 'green' businesses as well as in the field of further academic research.
- 2016/17 Overseas £13,950
- 2016/17 Home/EU £6,100
- 2015/16 Overseas £13,500
- 2015/16 Home/EU £6,000
A minimum of a second 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.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
- IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17
If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.
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