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Environmental Law and Sustainability - LLM

Course Description

This course is a flexible, rigorous, integrated and practical course covering national and international environmental law regimes alongside associated regimes, such as energy law. It incorporates up-to-date research and contemporary developments within the field.

-Study other aspects of sustainability with different faculties, broadening your knowledge.
-Undertake an internship and gain first-hand experience of these issues in practice.
-Students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's law courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts.
-Tailor your studies to your interests with a wide choice of modules and a research project covering an issue that interests you.
-Kingston Law School's expert academic team includes National Teaching Award winners and fellows from the Higher Education Academy, as well as lecturing staff who combine teaching with legal practice, research and scholarship.
-Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre.

"A specialised Kingston LLM helps students acquire the necessary experience and gives them a named masters course title to demonstrate that they are specialists in their field." – Siri Harris, senior lecturer in law


Written coursework, examinations and dissertation.

About Kingston University's LLM courses

Kingston University's LLM courses allow you to specialise and tailor your degree to a topic of your choice, while also giving you the flexibility to take modules on other subjects, making it flexible and easy to adapt to your interests and career goals.

You will complete work worth 180 credits by studying four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit dissertation module.

In addition to the Law School's team of highly skilled academics, courses are taught by experienced practitioners, and many of our lecturing staff combine teaching with legal practice. This helps to ensure that the courses are constantly refreshed with the latest industry thinking and practice, and provides you with the opportunity to mix with people who can provide hands-on experience and insight into their area of legal work.

Kingston Law School has strong links with The Law Society, the professional body that represents practising solicitors in England and Wales.

Course structure

You take four modules (at least two of which must be selected from the core modules list) and take the Legal Research and Dissertation module on any topic of your choice related to environmental law and sustainability.

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Core modules (choose at least two, plus the Legal Research and Dissertation module)
-Environmental Law and Regulation
-International Environmental Law and Sustainability
-Energy and Climate Change Law
-Legal Research and Dissertation

Option modules (choose two, which can also be selected from the core module list)
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-Civil Procedure
-Company Law
-EU Competition Law
-Evidence and Arbitral Awards
-Family Mediation
-Immigration and Refugee Law
-Individual Employment Law
-Insolvency Law
-Intellectual Property Law
-International Economic Law
-International Environmental Law and Sustainability
-International Sale of Goods and E-Commerce
-International Trade Contracts
-Labour Law in the Global Economy
-Law of International Trade
-Legal Aspects of Business Finance
-Termination of Employment

Visit the Environmental Law and Sustainability - LLM page on the Kingston University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Daniel Francis

The LLM at Kingston University gives students the opportunity to specialise and develop detailed knowledge of a wide range of areas within environmental law and sustainability. The LLM is a very interesting, well structured, and engaging course. It addresses all the major contemporary issues relating to environmental law and sustainability. My knowledge of domestic, European, and international law has been greatly broadened, and I have been able to specialise in areas such as climate change, sustainable development, waste management, water governance and renewables. Alongside the academic tuition, I have also been able to train in negotiation and mediation with full role-playing and practical interaction. Kingston University has a strong research reputation across all subjects, and in particular Law. The quality of teaching is first class and the interactive seminars allow students to apply their knowledge in a stimulating and open environment.


Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you need: a good honours degree in law (usually a 2:2 degree or above); or a good joint honours degree (2:2 or above), where the major component is in law (for example, Accounting and Law or Combined Studies); or a Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course; or a qualification as a solicitor or barrister. We welcome applications from international students. If you hold a non-UK degree or legal professional qualification, see our guidance on equivalent qualifications.

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