Lancaster University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Human Rights and the Environment (Taught)

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Course summary

TEF Gold

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This joint programme with the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is intended to appeal to students who wish to study the environmental aspects of law and human rights or the legal regulation of the environment through human rights at Master's level. The programme has a flexible pathway of study, which will define the classification of the final award with either an LLM or MA. Students take 3 modules from Law and 3 modules from the Lancaster Environment Centre as well as a dissertation.

Course details


Core modules: Dissertation; perspectives on environment and development; international environmental law; environmental law; international human rights law. Optional modules may include: The rights of peoples; the right to adequate food as a human right; law and global health; European union law; international law; international business law and institutions; international terrorism and the law; corporations in international business law; the law of international organisations and institutions; independent research module; international criminal law; international family law; gender, sexualities and human rights; transitional justice, human rights and peacebuilding; food security, agriculture and climate change; chemical risk assessment; environmental justice; global change and the earth system; climate change and society.

Assessment method

Assessment is by coursework and a dissertation.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree, in an appropriate discipline. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4460 Year 1
England £4460 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4460 Year 1
Scotland £4460 Year 1
Wales £4460 Year 1
International £9400 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information about fees and funding please visit our website:
Human Rights and the Environment at Lancaster University - UCAS