Environmental Law LLM

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Whatever your background, develop your skills and knowledge in environmental protection and sustainable development to address today's environmental challenges

Start date
September 2024
12 months (full time)
Dundee City Campus

The Earth is facing major environmental challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and over-exploitation of natural resources. 

Addressing these issues requires effective legal and policy tools, internationally, nationally, and locally. The course will offer you a broad range of knowledge, covering the structures, principles, and institutions of environmental law, both at the domestic and the international levels.

You will develop the skills needed to pursue a career in this area of law and policy. Knowledge of environmental law is of increasing relevance for the commercial world.

This course gives you an understanding of the main legal issues related to environmental protection and sustainable development. The choice of modules and dissertation topics allow you to focus on the environmental and sustainability issues that are important to you.

You will have the opportunity to engage with our staff in small seminars and to discuss your ideas. They all have advised in their fields of expertise at high levels, practised, published and taught widely in a broad range of areas of law including:

  • environmental regulation
  • climate change
  • energy
  • sustainable development
  • land use planning
  • nature conservation
  • water
“Friendly lecturers, well-coordinated lectures and module related field trips. Thank you for an amazing experience at the University of Dundee.”

Ono Andrew Langoya, Uganda

Pagoda Projects Internships

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Law students can apply for a global internship with Pagoda Projects to develop employability skills and gain valuable international work experience.

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Course Coordinator

The Course Coordinator for this course is Professor Andrea Ross. She is a leading expert on sustainable development law and her authoritative text on sustainable development law in the UK has provided novel solutions for reform. Her work engages directly with legislatures and government bodies throughout the UK and has been used by environmental NGOs and professional bodies to critique and influence government behaviour.

View Andrea's research profile

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“Many of the environmental problems the world faces today are linked to legal approaches that ignore the wellbeing of nature, on which human wellbeing ultimately depends. The solutions to global issues such as climate change, poverty and biodiversity loss need to start with embedding environmental sustainability into the law at international, national and local levels.”

Andrea Ross, Course Coordinator

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