Climate change is a universal problem with far reaching consequences for all governments, industry, societies and individuals. The LLM in Environmental Law examines all the political and legal issues concerning environmental protection, climate change policies, natural resources law, with an overarching emphasis on the impact of gas and oil.
The LLM in Environmental Law is an interdisciplinary programme, encompassing legal, political and human rights issues of environmental protection, whilst drawing on expertise from colleagues in other Queen Mary departments, including geography, human rights and physics.
Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and in many cases professional experiences from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Environmental Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM available modules.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
The updated module list below represents the result of our ongoing modularisation of the LLM which is intended to offer students greater flexibility and choice of module options.
◦ QLLM055 International Environmental Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM058 International Law of the Sea (45 credits) ◦ QLLM096 Climate Change Law and Policy (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM097 International Natural Resources Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM098 European Environmental Law (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM155 Principles of Regulation (Sem1) ◦ QLLM379 Energy Law: Renewable and Nuclear (sem 2) ◦ QLLM380 Energy Economics: A Legal Perspective (sem 1) ◦ QLLM381 Energy Economics: Applied Analysis (sem 2) ◦ QLLM382 Energy Law and Ethics (sem 1) ◦ QLLM383 / QLLG008 International Regulation of Shipping (sem 1) ◦ QLLM384 Law of the Sea, Navigational Freedoms and Practice (sem 2) ◦ QLLM400 United States Energy Law, Regulation and Policy (sem 1)