Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance Teaching

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 LLM Programmes: 

  • Are open to lawyers and non-lawyers;
  • Provide tailored career advice (with a particular emphasis on international careers).
  • Allow you to choose between spending a year in Scotland working with the Centre or continuing your job while combining distance learning and two intensive sessions in Scotland

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 and 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.

Experience Blended Learning

We offer two blended-learning programmes geared to provide advanced knowledge of topical areas of environmental law and governance. They offer a flexible approach enabling the participation of early and mid-career professionals, who would not be able to take a whole year off to pursue postgraduate studies. The programmes enable students to build and strengthen their expertise and skills, as well as their professional networks, thanks to close interaction with the teaching staff and peers during two one-week intensive residential sessions in Scotland. The rest of the programme is implemented through distance learning technologies.

Three potential exit points may be of interest for professionals:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) from successfully completing 3 modules: this option may be more suited to time-constrained professionals that already have some background in the subject area but wish to further specialize and deepen their understanding.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) from successfully completing 6 modules. This option may be more suited to time-constrained professionals that do not have a background in the subject area.
  • Master’s degree (LLM) from successfully completing 6 modules and preparing a dissertation. This may be more suitable for students that are considering a research-oriented career (in academia, think-tanks, governments or relevant international organizations).