Environmental Policy and Law, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University of Eastern Finland ,
The Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law at University of Eastern Finland is a multidisciplinary two-year programme that combines group teaching and independent research with the objective of providing participants with professional skills in environmental law and policy.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Master in Environmental Policy and Law programme at University of Eastern Finland  consists of advanced study of law and policy in relation to the environment, climate change and natural resources.

All students will complete basic courses on environmental law and environmental policy. They will choose between two alternative majors: Natural Resources Governance or Environmental and Climate Change Law.

1) Natural Resources Governance: The scientific background for the major is environmental policy which offers the social scientific perspective to current environmental problems and their solutions. Within the major, you can specialise in global and local governance issues and in policy formulation and implementation. Your target degree will be Master in Social Sciences (MSocSc). 

2) Environmental and Climate Change Law: Environmental law includes a number of specialiced areas of legal practice, such as climate change law and natural resources law.  Environmental lawyers can also specialize in international legal issues, EU law or national environmental legislation. Your target degree will be Master of International and Comparative Law (MICL).

Who we are?

The Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change is a joint Master's degree programme organized between two disciplines; environmental law and environmental policy. The Master's degree programme is fully administrated through the UEF Law School, although the environmental policy major is based at the UEF Department of Geographical and Historical Studies.

In addition, the programme is part of the Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL), established in 2013. UEF Law School is the leading Finnish research institution in the area of natural resources, climate change, energy and environmental law. The CCEEL brings together a range of activities from UEF Law School and provides a common platform for discussion, research and education.

The programme also benefits from the research and education network of the Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (LYY) operating at the UEF, representing several disciplines including geography, forest economics and policy, environmental law, history, aesthetics and policy, sociology, education, and tourism studies.

Programme Structure

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent university degree with good academic results corresponding to at least three years of full-time study in environmental sciences, social-scientific environmental studies, natural sciences or environmental engineering, or an appropriate field in social science or law.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International
  • Free EU/EEA


Funding

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