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. There is a 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 will allow you to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills and be 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 at least three modules/units related to environmental law, sustainability or business/corporate law can be considered. Previous or professional experience is not required. Recognised Prior Learning is not currently accepted.
For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies.
We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply. We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have a relevant postgraduate qualification.If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant qualifications.
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.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £13,700 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £6,850 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £26,700 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.
Funding for 2024/25
Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School fees and funding webpages. This includes information about the Law School's Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Graduating from Bristol 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.