The world is experiencing an unprecedented environmental crisis. New international norms, standards, institutions and practices have been established to address problems such as climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation, or transboundary pollution. This LLM examines the ways in which international law governs the relationship between mankind and the natural world, and the ties between environmental regulation and other fields of law, such as trade or human rights law. You’ll learn about various transnational legal processes – from renewable energy directives, to the control of transboundary movements and disposal of hazardous wastes – designed to prevent and respond to environmental challenges. Why choose this course?
- Keele is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world for the teaching of Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings 2022)
- Close-knit community, smaller class sizes, tailored personal/professional support includes Senior Practitioner in Law, an experienced solicitor developing employability skills and employer links
- Annual field trip to Geneva – Switzerland’s second largest city, nicknamed the ‘Capital of Peace’ as home to the European headquarters of UN, Red Cross and over 180 international organisations
- Professional opportunities include networking at guest lectures, mooting competitions and a limited number of placements, including UN agencies, international NGOs, and law firms
For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS You should have a first or second class honours degree (or foreign equivalent) in Law or a related discipline. Applications are welcome from current legal practitioners or any other person with appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience. ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of a qualification in English language. The minimum score for entry to the LLM is academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL 91). Students who have taken one of the English language qualifications but did not achieve the required grade may be admitted to the programme provided that they study on a pre-sessional English Language course before they start their degree studies. Keele University currently accepts Tofel iBT tests that have been taken outside of the United Kingdom. All Tofel iBT tests will need to be taken no longer than two years prior to your start date at Keele and must be verifiable with ETS. If you have taken your Tofel iBT test in the UK please contact the admissions team for more information.
Fees and funding
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