What Will You Study

This joint programme with the Lancaster Environment Centre 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 Masters 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 three modules from Law and three modules from the Lancaster Environment Centre as well as a dissertation.

Core modules:

  • Perspectives on Environment and Development
  • Dissertation
  • Either Environmental Law or International Environmental Law

One of the following human rights options:

  • International Human Rights
  • Rights of Peoples
  • The Right to Adequate Food as a Human Right

Optional modules in Law:

(Subject to change; choose one)

  • Corporations in International Business Law
  • Environmental Law
  • European Union Law
  • Gender, Sexualities and Human Rights
  • Independent Research Module
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Law
  • International Business Law and Institutions
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Family Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Terrorism and the Law
  • Law and Global Health
  • Law of International Organisations and Institutions
  • Rights of Peoples
  • The Right to Adequate Food as a Human Right
  • Transitional Justice

Optional modules from the Lancaster Environment Centre:

(Subject to change; choose two)

  • Air Pollution and Climate
  • Chemical Risk Assessment
  • Climate Change and Society
  • Environmental Justice
  • Food Security, Agriculture and Climate
  • Global Change and the Earth System

Any other LLM module may be taken with permission from the Director.