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Environmental and Human Rights Law (LLM) (Distance Learning)


Course Description

The Department of Law and Criminology is delighted to offer our new and exciting course in Environmental and Human Rights Law. With this course, you have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in two of the most dominant current global concerns ? environment and human rights ? and the linkage between them. You will acquire knowledge of key foundational issues in environmental law and policy at the national regional and international levels as well as study the regulation of main environmental law regimes in depth. This will lead to an engagement with the practical implications of environmental pollution and degradation and violations of environmental law on individuals or groups and their enjoyment of human rights; and the theoretical and policy debates on linking environmental degradation and pollution to human rights and some of the emerging law and policy in this area. The course will be particularly attractive to those seeking a career in government departments, environmental agencies, international organisations, environmental and human rights advocacy, business organisations, international law firms and a range of non- governmental organisations.


The programme of all courses delivered via Distance Learning has been created to enable students to continue in full- or part time employment whilst enhancing their career prospects and managing their other commitments. The course comprises a taught element (Part 1) and a dissertation (Part 2). All course materials are provided. Two residential study schools are held each year ? these are not compulsory, but students are encouraged to attend as they will help keep you motivated and allow you to feel part of the student community. All our course materials are updated regularly to keep up to date with current polices and changes in the Law. Our courses are taught by established teams within the Law and Criminology Department, supported by lawyers from other academic institutions and private practice in the United Kingdom.
Our students are based all over the world and work in diverse fields.
We have TWO start dates in each academic year:
- 1st April
(closing date for applications 28 February)
- 1st October
(closing date for applications 31 August).

Distance learning allows you to study and gain professional qualifications without having to relocate or give up your current job. We believe a flexible approach to learning is key to providing mature students with the opportunity to reach their full potential and gain the qualifications that will enhance their careers. Each course allows students to study from home ? whether in the UK or overseas ? and keep in contact with tutors by email, telephone, fax or post. Students also maintain contact with one another, both during and after their studies, offering invaluable peer support and networking opportunities.
Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Aberystwyth Masters Scholarship 2015 - 20+ Awards

Scholarships, each worth £1,000 towards tuition fees will be available for UK/EU students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses in September 2015. Part-time students would be eligible for £500 for Year 1 and Year 2 of their Masters. The scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence (minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree or the equivalent award. In order to be considered for one of these awards, an application for a place on a taught Masters degree at Aberystwyth University must be received by 31st July 2015.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1000

Eligibility

Students from the UK/EU that will be studying an on campus taught Masters and that have good results from their undergraduate degree will be entitled to an Aberystwyth Masters Scholarship worth around £1000.

Application Procedure

Separate application forms are not required. Therefore it is essential that the application for a place be received by the (AU) Postgraduate Admissions Office by 31st July 2015 at the very latest.

Further Information

http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/funding-fees/uk-eu/taught/


(Scholarship)

International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship - 20+ Awards

The scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence (minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree or the equivalent award, either already achieved or predicted by the candidate’s awarding university).In order to be considered for one of these awards, an application for a place on a taught Masters degree at Aberystwyth University must be received by 31st August 2015.Up to 72 scholarships worth £2500 towards tuition fees for full-time non-EU students on taught Masters courses are available for students who commence their studies in September 2015 on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2500

Eligibility

Up to 72 scholarships, each worth £2,500 towards tuition fees will be available for non-UK/EU students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses in September 2015.

Application Procedure

Separate application forms are not required. Therefore it is essential that the application for a place be received by the AU Postgraduate Admissions Office by 31st August 2015 at the very latest. Selection will be on the basis of academic excellence and the applicant’s suitability for their proposed course. A minimum (UK) 2.i Honours (or equivalent) is required for an award. Information on the comparability of non-UK degrees is available at http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply/before-you-apply/comparability/.

Further Information

http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/funding-fees/overseas/taught/



Entry Requirements

An Honours Degree 2:2 (minimum). Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable especially if ECTS evidence is available. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and/or Accreditation of Experiential Prior Learning (APEL) are considered on an individual basis according to current University Regulations. International and EU applicants will need to show evidence of a sufficient knowledge of English. View Website. Further information including application forms, reference forms and information on fees can be found on: View Website.

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