Environmental Law and Policy (Research), LL.M.

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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.
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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.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

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

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13315 International
  • GBP 5665 EU/EEA
  • Full time: £5,665
  • Part time: £2,835
  • Full time: £13,315


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