International Law and the Environment at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

International Law and the Environment (Taught)

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Course summary

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?

  • Global Top 250 for Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2024)
  • Close-knit community, smaller class sizes, tailored personal/professional support includes Senior Practitioner in Law, an experienced solicitor developing employability skills and employer links
  • Field trip opportunity 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 networking opportunities at guest lectures and mooting competitions
  • Global Top 100 for International Outlook, Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)
International law is an increasingly important field of study and practice. The regulation of financial markets, environmental protection, the management of migrations, or the prosecution of war criminals are all areas in which international law plays a central role. On the LLM in International Law and the Environment, you’ll improve your understanding and awareness of environmental law, learning how to leverage the law to protect the environment and how organisations can adhere to it. Keele School of Law is an internationally recognised centre for cutting-edge, socially relevant legal research, which tackles some of the most pressing challenges facing society today. Key research themes include: Social Justice and Human Rights; International and European Law; Ethics, Health and Social Care; Legal Education, Innovation, and Practice; Gender, Sexuality, and Law. 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 information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

Entry requirements

Typical offer: 2:2 degree in any humanities or social science subject

Fees and funding

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International Law and the Environment at Keele University - UCAS