Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & GovernanceTeaching

Postgraduate courses

We provide research-led teaching drawing on our comprehensive subject-matter expertise. Our first-hand understanding of current international and transnational law-making processes will greatly enhance students’ global employability in: 

  • international organisations
  • national governments involved in international, EU and/or transnational environmental law matters
  • think tanks and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that operate at the international, regional, national and sub-national level 

In addition, the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance will provide opportunities to involve undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students in research, knowledge exchange and consultancy work with a view to providing unique on-the-job training, as well as CV-building and professional networking opportunities. 

Our postgraduate programme: 

  • Is open to lawyers and non-lawyers;
  • Provides tailored career advice (with a particular emphasis on international careers). 

Our breadth of connections in different areas of environmental legal practice will allow us to proactively support students in pursuing global internships (which have become an almost necessary step for an international career) and global employment opportunities (linked to our work on partnerships). 

Spend a Year in Scotland 

We offer an on-campus programme. This means that you will have the opportunity to spend a year in Scotland and take advantage of all the activities and opportunities organised at the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance, as well as by other colleagues in the Law School and across the University. Typically, on-campus programmes are preferred by recent graduates and professionals that are contemplating a career change. They provide comprehensive knowledge of a variety of subject areas related to environmental law and governance.

LLM in Global Environmental Law & Governance

  • Specialisation in a range of thematic areas in environmental law
  • Innovative focus on the interactions between different ontologies and epistemologies in global environmental law and governance
  • Emphasis on a global law approach, with focus on the interactions between different levels of environmental regulation and governance (international, EU, national, transnational, sub-national, traditional, and informal)
  • Live for a year in Glasgow, taking part in the research events, activities, and projects at the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance 

Core modules include:

  • International Environmental Law 1
  • International Environmental Law 2
  • Global Environmental Law: Issues of Equity and Sustainability
  • Legal Research Methods

Elective modules include:

  • Oceans Governance & International Law
  • International Climate Change Law
  • International Investments and Sustainable Development
  • EU Environmental Law 

If you have any further questions regarding the content of the LLM Global Environmental Law & Governance, and career opportunities, please contact the programme director Dr Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann.

Undergraduate teaching 

SCELG members have developed the elective module ‘An introduction to environmental law’, which will be offered to 2nd and 3rd year students of the LLB programme as of 2023/2024. This new module:

  • outlines the constitutional framework for environmental law and governance in Scotland,
  • identifies links with global and European regulatory developments,
  • discusses key areas of environmental regulation, and
  • explores its connections with procedural and substantive human rights.

When delivering this new module, SCELG members will build on their contributions to policy debates on the impact of Brexit on environmental law & governance in Scotland and the literature review on the sentencing of environmental crimes commissioned by the Scottish Sentencing Council.

SCELG members also deliver advanced 4th year Honours modules in ‘Environmental Law’ and ‘Global Environmental Justice’.