The Strathclyde LLM in Climate Change Law & Policy will provide you with a timely qualification and highly specialised knowledge in an ever-growing field of law and policy.
The course is taught through a combination of two residential sessions at New Lanark Mill Hotel and at the University campus in Glasgow city centre.
The flexibility of the course allows you to undertake this exciting programme within one to three years while continuing with your current professional role.
It's a useful qualification for anyone working in areas such as government, international organisations, law firms and consultancies, the banking and insurance sector, electric utilities, and research, educational and advocacy organisations. It also provides an excellent opportunity for recent graduates in law and other relevant disciplines to start out your career in an exciting growth area.
Study mode and duration: - LLM: 12 months full-time; up to 36 months part-time - PgDip: 9 months full-time; up to 36 months part-time - PgCert: 4 months full-time; up to 36 months part-time
The LLM is delivered by leading experts in the field of climate change law and policy coming from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. They'll provide you with practical insights and inside knowledge.
The first residential session will take place at the New Lanark Mill Hotel in New Lanark, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located not far from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The second residential session will take place in Glasgow in the University's Technology and Innovation Centre. LLM candidates will be hosted in a nearby hotel, within walking distance of the Centre.
We believe that these venues will provide the perfect mix. A secluded environment during the first residential session will enable the group on the programme to get to know each oher. During the second session, participants will have the chance to experience the University and get to know the city.
The current cohort is made up of professionals from across the globe currently working in roles such as an administrative law judge, research associates and senior partner in law firms.
Learning & teaching
The LLM is delivered through a combination of distance learning using the University’s virtual learning environment and two compulsory weeks of seminar-based learning.
Each module can also be taken as a specialised course.
- September You’ll attend an intensive one-week long (Monday to Saturday) residential session where you’ll follow two core modules: - Climate Change & International Law - Comparative Climate Change Law
- September to December You’ll work from home on the assignments for the two above-mentioned modules and on a third core module - Research Methods & Skills.
- January You’ll attend a second intensive one-week long residential session where you’ll follow two elective modules from: - Equity & Adaptation or Carbon Markets & Climate Finance - Forests, Land Use & Climate Change or Sustainable Energy Governance
- January to May You’ll follow a third module chosen between Climate Change & Litigation and Climate Law & the Global Economy. Both are delivered entirely online. You’ll also work from home on the assignments for the two above-mentioned elective modules and the third online elective module.
- May to September You’ll work on a dissertation, provided you’ve passed the necessary credits.
- October If you’ve accrued the necessary amount of credits, you’ll be awarded the LLM in Climate Change Law & Policy.
The course will be assessed mainly by written assignments.
For the Strathclyde LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy we're in a position to waiver the official University post-graduate English language proficiency requirements. If you do not have a IELTS certificate, we will gauge your level of English on an ad-hoc basis in order to determine whether your level of English is sufficient. Since participating on the Strathclyde LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy does not require students to stay in the UK permanently, participants will be required to gain a visitor’s Visa, and not a student Visa (Tier 4).
Pre-Masters preparation course
The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options
To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.
The skills that you’ll acquire through the LLM in Climate Change Law & Policy will allow you to confidently move into the ever-growing field of climate change law and policy.
The course may be of interest to: - professionals within the public sector already working in or interested to move into the energy/climate change field in national governments - professionals within the private sector already working in or interested to move into the energy/climate change field within electricity utilities, in specialised law firms, in consultancy firms or in the banking and insurance sector - professionals already working in or interested to move into the energy/climate change field within non-governmental organisations, research centres and academia - recent graduates from relevant subjects keen to move into the climate change/energy legal and policy field