Environmental and Climate Law, M.Sc. | Online | University College Dublin | Ireland
M.Sc. Online

Environmental and Climate Law

12 months
9690 EUR/year
9690 EUR/year
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The interdisciplinary Environmental and Climate Law programme at the University College Dublin enables law and non-law graduates to develop core knowledge and skills that will be needed to help address these challenges, whose significance will continue growing in the years ahead.


The Environmental and Climate Law programme at the University College Dublin draws on Sutherland School of Law’s established strength in climate and environmental law and policy, while also benefiting from teaching and research expertise from across the university, including from the Schools of Geography, Economics, Biology & Environmental Science, and Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy.

This unique programme allows law and non-law graduates to combine a legal degree with the development of expertise in a range of other vital environmental disciplines.

Careers & Employability

The aim of this programme is to equip graduates to work in the fields of climate and environmental law/policy, internationally or in Ireland, as a practising lawyer, legal adviser, policy maker, advocate, researcher, consultant or academic. Career opportunities exist for example in inter-governmental organisations (e.g. United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe), in government departments and agencies, in local government, in international and domestic non-governmental organisations and think tanks, and in leading planning and environmental consultancies and law firms.

Several UCD careers events are held throughout the year, including dedicated law careers fairs which are attended by top employers. For specific careers advice, the UCD Sutherland School of Law has a dedicated careers advisor on its academic faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Law
  • Climate Change Law and Policy
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Environmental Moot Court
  • Practical Environmental Assessment
  • NGOs: Law, Governance and Social Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal requirement is a second class honours degree, grade one (2:1)
  • For applicants who do not have the required minimal entry standard, a year-long qualifying course may be available. In addition, many Master’s programmes have an associated Diploma course which, if passed at an appropriate honours level, may provide part of the necessary academic qualification for entry
  • Official transcripts must be submitted as proof of examination results by all applicants
  • The personal statement is an important component of the application. It should contain information demonstrating your capability to undertake the course successfully. You should detail any relevant research and practical experience including any publications and major essays/projects
  • Two academic referees (name, position, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number). If an applicant has been in employment for more than two years, one of the referees must be your employer.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9690 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9690 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part Time

  • EU/Non-EU fee per year - €4,850


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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