Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law

Stockholm University, Faculty of Law

Program Description

Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law

Stockholm University, Faculty of Law

Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law

This Master's programme focuses on environmental law in transboundary contexts. Environmental law has become increasingly transboundary in character, as reflected in the development of EU and international environmental law on issues such as climate change and the protection of human health, watercourses, marine areas, nature and biodiversity – all matters that are part of this programme. The programme also considers the development of general notions and principles of environmental law and governance, and includes comparative elements. Moreover, it highlights crosscutting areas such as Environmental Law, Trade and Corporate Responsibility, Environmental Law, Cimate and Energy, Environmental Law and Human Rights and Environmental Law and Socio-ecological Resilience.

The first half of the programme consists of two courses (ten weeks each): one in environmental law across state borders; and one with in-depth studies in the mentioned crosscutting areas. The forms of teaching in these two courses differ (classes, seminars, short essays and practical assignments, and teaching by external lecturers and experts), but the courses generally require active participation by the students. In the second half of the programme, while writing a master’s thesis, the students also participate in seminars and take part in a comprehensive mock-negotiation on a current environmental matter, where they learn how to apply practically their theoretical skills.

Grading system

60 Swedish credits represent a full academic year. 1,5 point equals one week of full-time study. In the following 15 ECTS accordingly means 10 weeks.

The grading system, ranked from the highest to the lowest grade attainable:

1. A Excellent
2. B Very good
3. C Good
4. D Satisfactory
5. E Sufficient
6. FX Fail
7. F Fail


No tuition fees will be charged for the programme for the academic year 2010/2011.

For students coming from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland, application and tuition fees will apply from the autumn semester 2011. There are some exceptions to this general rule. Higher education in Sweden is free for students coming from the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, so these students do not need to pay the application fee nor tuition fees. Students that have already commenced their studies before this period will not be required to pay fees. Likewise, exchange students are also exempted from fees.

The Swedish government has presented a bill outlining tuition and application fees for students from non-EU/EEA countries from the 2011/2012 academic year, to be supplemented by scholarship programs.

The Faculty of Law provides no assistance in finding suitable scholarships for applicants. Neither does the Faculty offer scholarships for successful applicants.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Stockholm
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