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Course overview:

By studying the LLM in International Environmental Law at Durham University, you will explore the interdisciplinary nature of international law regulatory frameworks, combining law with science, economics, and ethics. Developing an understanding of issues raised by multilateral environmental treaties through the core modules provides a strong foundation for enhancing your knowledge and skills in your areas of interest. A wide range of optional modules – from climate change to biodiversity loss to the intersection of environmental law with human rights doctrine – enables you to become a specialist in fundamental environmental issues.


Not only does this LLM promote greater understanding of the domestic and international context within which environmental law operates, but it also encourages you to critically evaluate and engage in contemporary policy debates surrounding evolving international environmental law. Furthermore, the treaty negotiation exercise forms a key part of the programme: in addition to lectures and seminars, you have the opportunity to experience the importance of negotiating and collaborating in creating environmental regulatory frameworks. If you are interested in exploring, and contributing to, the dynamic discourse surrounding one of the greatest challenges faced by humankind, then this LLM is for you.

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Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy

Durham University Law School
Palatine Centre
Stockton Road