This course offers an insight into the international legal response to major global environmental challenges, from climate change to the destruction of vital habitat sites.
You will cover a wide range of relevant contemporary issues and will develop a solid grounding in international environmental law as applied in a particular context.
Modern techniques of environmental regulation are also addressed, including funding mechanisms for international environmental treaties, such as the biodiversity and ozone layer conventions, and procedural requirements for environmental impact assessment of certain activities under international law.
The School of Law has a high level of expertise in environmental law and related issues, and you will be taught by scholars actively researching in the field.
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You will complete a minimum of 90 credits of specialist optional modules. The remaining 30 credits can be chosen from the full selection of optional modules available on the LLM programme. You will also undertake a 60-credit dissertation.
Guidance and support on choosing an environmental law dissertation topic and designing your project will be provided through bespoke workshops and one-to-one support.
We teach in small-group seminars where possible, allowing for an integrated, interactive learning experience. You are encouraged and expected to prepare for, and participate in, seminars so that you get the maximum benefit from them.
You will be assessed by examination or essay, or a combination of both. All assessments take place at the end of the spring term.
Practice assignments, guidance on exam techniques, time management workshops, and one-to-one legal skills advice sessions are offered throughout the academic year to prepare you for these assessments.
2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences
English language requirements
IELTS:7.0 (no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading, and 6.0 in speaking and listening)
Our graduates move into a wide range of careers. Many go into the legal profession or return to their previous legal careers with specialist knowledge and enhanced prospects. Others successfully seek employment with international organisations as well as international and local NGOs. Recent graduate destinations include BAE Systems, Clifford Chance, London Stock Exchange and Simmons & Simmons.
Some graduates further their academic career by progressing onto our PhD programme. These students often choose to stay at the University of Nottingham beyond their doctorate, with a number of academics becoming members of staff after completing their LLM/masters and PhD with us.
With an advanced law degree from the University of Nottingham, you will be well-placed to pursue your career ambitions and realise your goals.