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Durham University: International Environmental Law

Institution Durham University View institution profile
Department Law
Telephone 0191 334 1000
Study type Taught


Our LLM in International Environmental Law equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to tackle major global challenges such as environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change.

Our LLM in International Environmental Law encompasses various multilateral treaty regimes on environmental protection and the science behind legal developments. It provides in-depth learning on foundational principles and concepts of international environmental law, and addresses the intersection of legal regimes and the role of science in the development of international environmental law.

You will also learn about renewable energy and the role of carbon markets and trading regimes. As well as climate litigation, the human rights dimension in the protection of the environment and the role of the law and of lawyers in governing transformational change.

On completing the programme, you will be equipped to:

  • Consider environmental degradation as a continuous and increasing challenge for effective and inclusive international treaty-making.

  • Discuss regional approaches of environmental governance.

  • Understand how legal orders must interact in implementing internationally agreed global goals.


University of Durham


Durham University

  • World top 100 University: 78th in the QS World University Rankings 2024
  • UK top 10 University: 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 and Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 8th in the Complete University Guide
  • 53rd in the QS World University rankings for Sustainability 2023
  • 50th in the world in the category of Employer Reputation. QS World University Rankings 2024

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