This course will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the historic developments in environmental regulation and use of civil penalties in an environmental law context. In addition to studying core modules, you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of optional, insightful modules, enabling you to tailor your studies and specialise in your chosen area of interest.
This course is particularly suitable for those who work for regulatory bodies, whether in legal departments or as field or enforcement officers, environmental consultants, planners, solicitors and barristers. Graduates from this course are able to secure roles relating to environmental sustainability, pollution control, land use and infrastructure.
- Develop your own personal pathway. This course combines one core module with a diverse range of optional modules
- Study at your own pace. Enjoy flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award
- Differentiate yourself in the job market. Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of Environmental law
- Boost your employability. Improve your career and employability options in a globalised job market
Structure and assessment
The Environment and Legal Control – in this module you will look at the historical development of the legal regulation of the environment. You will further examine the UK and EU legal systems in which environmental law is framed and gain an understanding of use of civil penalties in an environmental law context.
You will also select elective modules which might include:
- Atmospheric Pollution Law
- Biodiversity Impact and Nature Conservation Law
- Environmental Assessment
- Environmental Permitting & Climate Change
- International Environmental Law
- Law of Environmental Crime
- Law of Health and Safety
- Light Pollution Law
- Negotiated Study
- Noise Pollution Law
- Planning Law
- Waste Management and Contaminated Land
- Water Pollution Law
Facilities and features
Hugh Aston Building
You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.
Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
This career development course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to the operation and regulation of businesses, both in the UK and overseas.
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