Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM711: Environmental and Energy Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to environmental law
  • Environmental principles
  • Environmental regulation – theory and practice
  • Enforcement of environmental law
  • Environmental regulation and environmental media (land, air and water)
  • Protection of natural resources (bio-diversity loss and historic pollution)
  • Climate change law and policy
  • Energy Law and Policy (particularly EU Energy policy) - fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable energy
  • Project finance and environmental and energy law

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities121 x 3-hour introductory lecture and 9 x 1-hour subject matter lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities189 x 2-hour lecturer-led seminars (during which each student will deliver at least one presentation)
Guided independent study60Preparation for written formative and summative assessments
Guided independent study195Assigned reading and preparation for seminars
Guided independent study15Preparation of seminar presentation(s)

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).