International Law & Sustainable Development

International Law & Sustainable Development

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In a world facing unique economic, environmental and social challenges of a scale not seen before, promoting sustainable development has become a pressing priority.

Against this background, and true to its origins a place of useful learning, the Strathclyde LLM in International Law and Sustainable Development provides you with the necessary skills to take an active part in the legal and policy facets of promoting sustainable development. The possibility to undertake a field dissertation through our collaboration with Challenges Worldwide, and the opportunity to collaborate with the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, are distinctive features of the programme that will make you stand out upon completion of the LLM.

It is not necessary that you hold a law degree before embarking on this course of study although some law content in your previous course of study may be useful and applicants for the LLM in International Law and Sustainable Development are eligible for a number of scholarships, including the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme.

Student Testimonial 

"I really enjoyed my time on the International Law and Sustainable Development LLM, and coupled with my experience from the field dissertation it was vital in helping me to get my current job in a career I wish to pursue” Donald Inch, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Policy Officer in Environmental Strategy

Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme

The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme has been set up to fully fund students from selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America to undertake one-year postgraduate courses at UK universities on specific programmes related to areas in which these countries experience significant skills gaps, particularly the oil and gas industry. The Scheme is managed by the British Council for Tullow Oil, and is aligned with Tullow’s aim of supporting long-term socio-economic development in countries where it operates. Scholarships will be awarded to those students that can best demonstrate ambition, entrepreneurial and creative spirit and leadership skills, and a commitment to making a contribution to their own country’s development. The courses eligible for this scholarship within the Law School are LLM International Economic Law and LLM International Law and Sustainable Development.

Further information about the Scholarship and a link to the application form can be found at the following link:

Deadline: The deadline for applications for 2014/15 entry has now passed. Application for 2015/16 entry will open in January 2015.

for Sep 2016 entry to full-time LLM international law and sustainable development (Admission Code : LSLM12)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.