This course is particularly suitable for people who work for regulatory bodies, whether in legal departments or as field or enforcement officers, environmental consultants, planners, solicitors, barristers, those who work in regulated industries, such as waste or water, and academics. •Informa This course is delivered in partnership with Informa Professional Academy, an organisation dedicated to working with leading academic bodies to provide high-calibre and well respected distance learning postgraduate courses •Develop your own personal pathway This course combines one core module with a diverse range of optional modules •Study at your own pace Enjoy flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award •Differentiate yourself in the job market Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of Environmental law •Boost your employability Improve your career and employability options in a globalised job market
The Environment and Legal Control – in this module you will look at the historical development of the legal regulation of the environment. You will further examine the UK and EU legal systems in which environmental law is framed and gain an understanding of use of civil penalties in an environmental law context.
You will also select elective modules which might include: •Atmospheric Pollution Law •Biodiversity Impact and Nature Conservation Law •Environmental Assessment •Environmental Permitting & Climate Change •International Environmental Law •Law of Environmental Crime •Law of Health and Safety •Light Pollution Law •Negotiated Study •Noise Pollution Law •Planning Law •Waste Management and Contaminated Land •Water Pollution Law •Nuclear Law
Dissertation You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of the law. You will need to apply and enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice. In order to obtain the LLM in Environmental Law and Practice it is necessary to write a dissertation with an environmental law theme.
Teaching and assessment
The LLM is studied by distance learning and is fully assessed by coursework and a dissertation. The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of ten Saturday study days during the period of study. The course is structured in a way that allows you to exit at one of several points, if desired, each with a postgraduate award.
This career development course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to the operation and regulation of businesses, both in the UK and overseas.
You should have a good honours degree, or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is essential. English language tuition is available both before and during the course if required.
Recipient: De Montfort University
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