Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law with Environmental Sustainability

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Course summary

Building on Keele's status as Global Institution of the Year (International Green Gown Awards, 2021), Law with Environmental Sustainability is an innovative course that allows you to explore the role of the law in humanity's response to the climate crisis while also studying foundational areas of law like contract and tort. You will also have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities that will enhance your experience and professional development including our Legal Advice Clinics and mooting and client interviewing competitions. Through this you will develop valuable skills in communication, research and critical analysis. Why choose this course?

  • Global Top 250 for Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)
  • Top 20 in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
  • Global Sustainability Institution of the Year (Green Gown Awards, 2021)
  • Wide range of career enhancing opportunities: Legal Advice Clinics, Community Legal Outreach programmes, practical legal skills competitions and placement schemes
  • Tailor your degree to your interests and career aspirations, through an extensive choice of modules
The first of its kind in the UK, this programme equips you with a robust knowledge of the seven foundations of legal knowledge required by The Bar Standards Board, while also allowing you to explore the role of the law in humanity’s response to the climate crisis. The programme will help to equip you with the expertise required to pursue a career in law or a related field. Building on our root and branch commitment to sustainability and our pioneering reputation, Law with Environmental Sustainability is suited to students who are engaged with, or wish to learn more about, issues such as climate change and corporate responsibility. You will develop an understanding of the major principles of English and EU law, enabling you to demonstrate a clear understanding of how the law operates across the globe. You will also enhance your understanding of what sustainability means in practice and how the law could be applied or reformed in response to the climate crisis. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own personal values, learn to critically analyse various legal and non-legal materials, and develop your research and legal writing skills. You will have the opportunity to engage with both theoretical and practical experiences to build on your expertise and showcase your learnings throughout your studies and beyond. Alongside the core legal modules, you will have the opportunity to select optional modules throughout your studies, enabling you to tailor your degree to your personal interests and career aspirations. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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  • Year 1

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Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website:
Law with Environmental Sustainability at Keele University - UCAS