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  LLM International Environmental Law


Durham University    School of Law

Full time September LLM 1 year full-time
Law (22)

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Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the environment and addressing global climate challenges? The LLM in International Environmental Law at Durham Law School is the perfect programme for you. This comprehensive course delves into legal techniques and instruments crucial for tackling environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. You will explore renewable energy, carbon markets, and the human rights dimension of environmental protection. The curriculum, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, includes in-depth study of international treaties and the Paris Agreement. Taught through lectures and seminars, with a dissertation component, this programme offers a supportive learning environment. With entry requirements of a good 2:1 degree in law or related field, proficiency in English, and state-of-the-art facilities, Durham Law School equips you with the knowledge and skills to excel in the legal profession and contribute to shaping future environmental policies.

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Our LLM in International Environmental Law equips you with the skills and knowledge to make your own contribution to how governments and organisations are seeking to address the profound environment and climate challenges that are having a massive impact on the lives of people around the world.

You will learn about legal techniques and instruments such as treaty-making, governance and legal orders that provide the framework on which internationally agreed environmental goals are based and which support action taken to tackle issues such as environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change, ozone depletion and plastic pollution.

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Entry Requirements

A good 2:1 degree (or its equivalent) in law, or in a degree in which law is a major component.

Students whose native language is not English must show evidence of general proficiency in the English language by normally achieving 7.0 or higher in IELTS with a minimum of 7.0 in the writing component and a minimum of 6.5 in all other components.


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