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Environmental Law and Justice (intensive)


Wednesday 16 March - Tuesday 22 March 2022, 9am-12.30pm

5 sessions - Check class timetable
Availability limited


This intensive course, Environmental Law and Justice, provides you with a critical insight into environmental and public health protection law, analysing their evolution, aims and overarching principles. The first part of the course will introduce you to the notions of environmental justice, ecology and sustainable development. We will cut across legal systems and analyse different bodies of case law, providing an in-depth overview of different regulatory approaches and exploring their impact on individual rights and collective stakes.

In the second part of this course we take a closer look at the governance of environmental and public health risks. We will critically consider questions including the following:

  • Shall uncertain risks be run as long as they have not been scientifically proved and established?
  • How is the precautionary principle implemented in practice?
  • How do we balance technical expertise, public perception of risk, political sovereignty and democratic legitimacy?
  • How does the transnational neo-liberal agenda impact on consumer and environmental protection standards, and is it triggering a race to the bottom?
  • What are the socio-economic implications of different regulatory models?

This postgraduate-level course is ideal if you have a professional or personal interest in the field of law. You will also find it of particular interest if you wish to enhance your career through Continuing Professional Development in this area. 

This short course is assessed by a 4000-word essay.

30 credits at level 7

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.