Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM711: Environmental and Energy Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Catherine Caine (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


The course will help you understand and evaluate how law might protect the environment in the wider context of environmental and energy policy. You will be asked to reflect on why law attempts to regulate activity, particularly in relation to energy infrastructure, production and consumption that might have impacts on the environment and to consider both the different types of regulation employed, with particular reference to energy regulation and the environmental media (land, air and water) that the law looks to protect. The course uses energy policy as an arena in which tensions between economic growth and environmental protection are played out. You will review how certain international law obligations are taken up both in EU and UK law.

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