LLM Law, Environment, Sustainability and Business
At a critical time in history, our LLM in Environment, Sustainability and Business presents an exciting opportunity for you to develop a deep understanding of the role of business in sustainable development and what is needed to underpin success for socially responsible companies. Choosing this programme will see you graduate to meet the growing demand for specialist lawyers with the skills and knowledge to help businesses balance people, planet and profit.
This distinctive course offers in-depth, intensive study of law and regulation that can help tackle the environmental and sustainability challenges facing businesses, governments and not-for-profit organisations, as well as influence the relationships between business actors and their shareholders and stakeholders.
You will be challenged and inspired by world-leading lawyers dedicated to progressive and innovative thinking on a wide range of related issues and who will harness your enthusiasm for the environment, climate change and sustainability. Some of the areas covered include conservation and the regulation of pollution, sustainable business structures and behaviours, sustainable development goals in trade, migration and the movement of labour and global health.
Our intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum makes our graduates stand out, able to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills and empowered to pursue top-flight careers in a variety of sectors.
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We have a large and vibrant international community and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes. Our exciting range of optional units reflects the expertise of our globally renowned academics and an opportunity to further specialise in your degree.
You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). You have the option of taking three specialist units linked to the LLM Environment, Sustainability and Business, and one unit from any of our other LLMs.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in Law. Applicants who do not have a Law degree but have obtained a 2:1 in a related degree with at least 3 modules/units at 2:1 related to environmental law, sustainability or business/corporate law can be considered. Previous or professional experience is not required. If an applicant has a 2:1 in another degree but has not studied related modules we will consider relevant work experience of at least one year in a discipline closely related to the focus of this programme.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level B.
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £12,200 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £6,100 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £24,700 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Bristol Master's Scholarship
£2,000 scholarships available for UK students from underrepresented groups applying for full-time master's programmes. Find out more about the Bristol Master's Scholarships and check your eligibility to apply.
Funding for 2023/24
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Graduating from a world-leading law school* opens doors for careers in a variety of sectors. This programme will develop and deepen your understanding of law and business in the context of the environment and sustainability while building many transferable skills.
The LLM Environment, Sustainability and Business has particular appeal for those wanting to specialise in corporate ESG or to work within environmental ministries, agencies, consultancies, NGOs, or other organisations working for environmental change.
Our careers and employability page provides more information about the support and opportunities we offer during your studies.
*A top 50 Law School (THE World University Rankings 2021)
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