LL.M. Environmental Law and Policy (Research)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13315 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP5665 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
This LLM Environmental Law and Policy (Research) programme at Newcastle University is a programme of research under supervision. It supports the law research pathway in the ESRC North East Doctoral Training Centre (NEDTC). You take modules in environmental law and policy as well as training in research methods and skills.


It is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised programme of research. The programme includes:
  • intensive subject-specific supervision
  • training in legal research methodologies and core skills
  • opportunities to participate in research seminars and an annual postgraduate conference.

You will take a range of modules including applied research methods, environment law and policy, planning law and biodiversity and natural resources law.

You will also work on a thesis, for a period of one year, leading to the completion of an original piece of research. The thesis should:
  • present a coherent argument from a given perspective
  • advance knowledge and understanding in the field of environmental law and policy
  • be written within the context of existing critical literature

This LLM in Environmental Law and Policy (Research) programme from Newcastle University offers you the opportunity to study in one of the oldest established law schools in the country: Newcastle Law School. We provide a stimulating international academic environment that brings together staff and students from a variety of backgrounds. The School is part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) and all postgraduate research (PGR) students are members of the HASS Graduate School.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP13315 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP5665 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Full time: £5,665
  • Part time: £2,835
  • Full time: £13,315
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Compulsory modules
  • Foundations of Environmental Law and Policy
  • Thinking About Research
  • Qualitative Methodology in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Quantitative methods
  • Applied Research Methods in Law
  • Dissertation
Optional modules

You will take 40 credits from the following:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Law and Practice
  • Introduction to Planning Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Science, Climate Change and Environmental Justice

English Language Requirements


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  • A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in law.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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