LLM International Energy and Environmental Law University of Stirling
The University of Stirling is an international university committed to helping students make a difference in the world. Based in the heart of Scotland, Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued, and teaching, employability and facilities are all rated five-star (QS Stars University Ratings 2021).
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With more than 170 undergraduate course combinations and over 90 postgraduate courses, including a portfolio of online courses, we equip our graduates with the knowledge, expertise and employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
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Less than an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, our beautiful 330-acre campus is home to newly renovated accommodation, catering outlets, shops, a cinema and theatre and even an 18th-century castle. We’ve invested more than £43 million to further enhance our world-class fitness and high-performance sports facilities and create a new campus hub.
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We collaborate with institutions across the world – with teaching in research partnerships in more than 60 countries in order to help our students become forward-thinking graduates with skills that are sought after by employers across the globe.
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Our students also benefit from more than 50 sports clubs, dozens of weekly exercise classes and non-competitive sports programmes.
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On this course, you’ll gain an excellent understanding of local, national and international energy and environmental law. It addresses the legal, economic, scientific and political challenges facing society, giving you an integrated understanding of the relevant issues that will significantly enhance your employability.
Energy and environmental issues are among the most pressing across the globe. Whether in relation to climate change, biodiversity loss or environmental harm, solutions are urgently needed in law to mitigate, adapt, reduce or prevent significant impacts.
This Masters degree addresses these concerns and canvasses potential solutions, enabling you to develop the skills and expertise you need to make a lasting and positive impact on the planet.
All modules are delivered through small group learning and teaching, which provides an opportunity for interaction between students and staff. This supports the development of communication skills through the discussion and presentation of key issues.
Students are taught via a mix of lectures and seminars depending on the preference of the instructor. Most classes are via small group seminars with a mix of home and international students. Guest lectures are often arranged for some modules.
Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, with the weighting varying dependent on the nature of the material taught.
By the end of the course, you’ll have:
- knowledge, understanding and skills at the Masters level that are appropriate for careers in law offices, government, international organisations, NGOs and business
- in-depth insights into relevant legal, political and economic issues related to energy and environmental law at the national, regional and international level
- an understanding of the dynamics of the past and current energy and environmental law, policy-making and governance, as well as likely future developments in the area
- the academic foundation for progression to PhD-level study
After You Graduate
Climate change is increasingly regarded as the challenge of our generation – which is why international energy and environmental law are amongst the most topical societal issues at the moment. Conscious of these developments, law firms are opening their own specialised energy and environmental law divisions. As a result, there’s a great demand for employees who have a specialised legal knowledge in energy and environmental law.
Our graduates are also well-placed to pursue careers in:
- Law firms
- Government and regulatory authorities
- International bodies
- Non-governmental organisations and charities
- Pressure groups, including those from the energy and environmental sectors
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