Curriculum 2019-2021

NOTE: This is the curriculum for students starting their studies in autumn 2019. Students that have began their studies prior 2019, will complete their studies according to the structure of the year they started studying.

Major Studies 100 cp

Compulsory Studies (25 cp)
5319105 Introduction to Master’s Degree Studies, Environmental Policy and Law 2 cp
5311738 Introduction to Environmental Law 5 cp
5119161 Sustainability and Natural Resources 5 cp
8015012 Academic Legal Writing 3 cp
5119175 Environmental Policy Instruments and Natural Resources Governance 5 cp
5311721 Climate Change Law and Policy 5 cp

Student has to complete 75 credits (inc. Master’s Thesis) according to the chosen major.

5319102 Major Subject: Natural resources governance (75 cp)

Compulsory (15 cp):
5119154 Theories and Methods for Social Studies of Environmental Issues 5 cp
5119177 Community Engagement and Conflict Resolution in Natural Resources 5 cp
5119155 Natural Resource Governance 5 cp


Major-specific studies (choose 20 cp):
5119157 Community Engagement and Conflict Resolution in Natural Resources, literature 3 cp
5119176 Contemporary issues in environmental policy 5 cp
5119169 Voluntary Schemes for Sustainability in the Extraction of Natural Resources 5 cp
5119162 Mining, environment and society 5 cp
5119163 Mining, environment and society II 5 cp
5119164 Food and Society I 5 cp
5119165 Food and Society II 5 cp
5311717 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment 5 cp
5119174 Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution 5 cp
5319109 Global Environmental Politics 5 cp
3513150 Co-management of natural resources 5 cp
3513151 International Forest Governance and Environmental Policy 5 cp
3622111 Basic statistics in English 5 cp
5319305 Workshops, conferences, doctoral dissertations and other extra-curricular activities 1-10 cp

Compulsory (40 cp):
5119242 Master's Thesis, Seminar and Maturity Test 40 cp

5319103 Major Subject: Environmental and climate change law (75 cp)

Compulsory (25 cp):
5311093 Public International Law 5 cp
5311737 European Environmental Law 5 cp
5311720 International Environmental Law I 5 cp
5311105 Public EU Law 5 cp
5311722 Seminar on International and European Environmental Law 5 cp

Major-specific studies (choose 20 cp):
5311736 International Environmental Law II 5 cp
5311115 International Energy Law and Policy 5 cp
5311732 WTO: Environment, Clean Energy and Natural Resources 5 cp
5311731 International Water Law 5 cp
5319109 Global Environmental Politics 5 cp
5311014 Seminar on International Dispute Settlement 5 cp
5319111 International Law and Forests 5 cp
5311114 EU Energy Law and Policy 5 cp
5311717 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment 5 cp
5311923 Comparative Law 5 cp
5311641 EU Food Law 5 cp
5311654 Food Law and Policy 5 cp
5311640 Animal Law and Policy 5 cp
5319110 International Environmental Negotiations: Simulation Exercise 5 cp
5319305 Workshops, conferences, doctoral dissertations and other extra-curricular activities 1-10 cp

Compulsory (30 cp):
5319112 Master's Thesis, Seminar and Maturity Examination in Environmental and Climate Change Law (30 cp)

Elective Studies (20 cp)

Students are free to choose the elective studies according to their Personal Study Plan. If students complete at least 15 credits in the same subject, those studies will be registered as "Other Studies" on their degree certificate under the title Minor.

If students’ major is Natural Resources Governance it is highly recommended that students complete 15 or more credits in Environmental and Climate Change Law (and vice versa).

Other suitable combinations for Elective studies:

  • Courses offered by the Law School
  • Courses offered by the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies
  • Practical Training
  • Courses offered by the Other Faculties or Departments