12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
UK and EU: full time £5,500 part time £2,750
International: full time £12,075 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
The programme is ideal for students with law and non-law degrees. It is designed to develop further understanding of law and regulation relating to the environment and sustainable development.
More specifically the programme will examine:
At Newcastle, you will benefit from Newcastle Law School’s one million pound refurbishment. This includes an improved lecture theatre with state-of-the-artaudio systems, student communal area and law library.
Graduates from this programme have gained employment with environmental organisations, commercial law firms, government departments, public authorities and international organisations.
You take compulsory modules, including a dissertation which will be submitted at the end of the summer semester and optional modules.
You are assessed by course work essays and written examinations, plus your dissertation. Most modules are taught by means of seminar groups.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in law is preferred. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower-second class Honours degrees on their merit and those with degrees in other areas.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in English writing, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Newcastle Law School offers bursaries and scholarships.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
There is a clear system at Newcastle University as to how a PhD should be studied for. I have been well advised by my supervisor on the progress I should be making at different times during the research and writing up periods.