Environmental Law

Internationally, within the EU and nationally, there are many laws for managing climate change and other environmental problems. Environmental law is very complex and dynamic and experts are requested both nationally and internationally. The Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Law gives you a competitive degree. You will study at three Nordic universities, all with specialist competence in environmental law.

Since this is a joint Master's programme your Bachelor's degree needs to be approved by all participating universities according to the rules in each country. Note that the application to the programme is submitted to Uppsala University only.

Academic requirements

A Bachelor of Law or another equivalent university degree, corresponding to at least three years of full-time study (180 ECTS credits). The degree must be relevant to the programme and include at least 90 ECTS credits in legal science. 

Language requirements

IELTS 6.5 (min. 5.5 in writing)/TOEFL pBT 580 (min. 4.5 in writing)/TOEFL iBT: 90 (min. 20 in writing).

The participating universities exempt certain students from making tests in English if the knowledge is proved otherwise in accordance with the rules in each NOMPEL country. 

Selection: Students are selected based on:

- a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and

- a letter of motivation (1 page), including information on previous education, work and other experience.

Tuition and application fees for non EU/EEA or Swiss citizen:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. To apply for the programme there is an application fee of SEK 900. Tuition fee for the first semester at Uppsala University is SEK 50 000. The fees for the remaining semesters are set by the respective university.

Application deadline: 15 January.

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Fields of studyLaw (broad programmes)
Tagslawjoint programmeenvironmental law
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