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Global Environment and Climate Change Law LLM

University of Edinburgh

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Course options

  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Environmental law is a dynamic, fast-developing and globally important area of law that requires not only specialist legal knowledge but also an understanding of underpinning political, economic and scientific issues.

This programme is designed to equip you with an advanced, multidisciplinary knowledge of the legal issues and techniques related to environmental protection, with special emphases on climate change and the marine environment.

You will analyse and evaluate the historic and ongoing development of international, European and national law for environmental protection, the interrelations between these different levels of law-making and the interactions between environmental law and other areas of law. You will also choose option courses to complement your legal studies with an analysis of the scientific and socioeconomic aspects of environmental protection.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will have acquired an in-depth understanding of concepts, innovations and challenges characterising the law on environmental protection, natural resource management and responses to climate change, at the international, European and national level.

Students will also develop the critical skills necessary to carry out independent analysis of the activity of international and supranational legal and political institutions, national governments and domestic courts, NGOs and the private sector in this field.

Career opportunities

The Global Environment & Climate Change Law programme is a gateway to graduates finding careers as specialised legal drafters, government advisers, international negotiators, legal advisers to private companies and NGOs, international civil servants, specialised researchers in academic and think-tank institutions and independent consultants.

Teaching staff will be available to support students in identifying internship opportunities in international and non-governmental organisations, academia and think-tanks. Recent graduates are now working in legal roles internationally, including in India, Mexico and the Netherlands, and for the European Commission.

Application deadline

26 February 2021, 07 May 2021, 30 June 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 24,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 71 10

    5th out of 30 9

    8th out of 104 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    169 84%

    9th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    13th

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    57th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    213 96%

    2nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    1st

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    24th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    206 92%

    4th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    28th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%

    100th

    12

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