|Tuition fee:||Not specified|
|Start date:||September 2015|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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Recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the programme provides the training, skills and aptitudes necessary for students intending to pursue PhD-level research in the social sciences and humanities, and in particular environmental law and policy. It is portable in that it can be taken by any student intending to go on to PhD study at Newcastle or elsewhere and provides the initial research training element of any ESRC 1+3 programme (Masters degree + PhD).
Through the programme, you will develop
critical understanding of key principles and doctrines in a range of legal subjects related to environmental regulation and sustainable development
appreciation of the key institutions relevant to those legal subjects
critical understanding of relevant theoretical perspectives on the legal and policy issues raised by the subjects studied
skills in analysis, synthesis, evaluation and judgement across arguments from diverse sources
knowledge and practice of doctrinal, quantitative and qualitative research techniques, especially those pertaining to current research in environmental law and policy
More information is available about the various areas where we offer research supervision.
LAW8035 Foundations of Environmental Law and Policy
HSS8001 Thinking About Research
HSS8004 Qualitative Methodology in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
HSS8005 Introduction to Quantitative methods
LAW8152 Applied Research Methods in Law
You will take 40 credits from the following:
LAW8553 Biodiversity and Natural Resources Law
LAW8555 Environmental Impact Assessment: Law and Practice
LAW8147 Introduction to Planning Law and EIA
LAW8053 International Environmental Law
LAW8138 Science, Climate Change and Environmental Justice
the optional modules above can be substituted to the value of 20 credits with level 7 modules in other schools.
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in law.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.5 in writing), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
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