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Environmental Law and Management

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Simon Kemp
Academic year

Module overview

This module will enable students to apply their understanding of environmental problems and assess potential solutions through the application of law, policy, and management. The lecture sessions will introduce and analyse the theoretical development and structure of a legislative and management theme, followed up with an assessment of the application the law and management through practical exercises and discussion of case studies. There will be a focus on what the legislation, policy and environmental management will mean to students when they are working with businesses, government (national and local), and the public after graduation. The over-riding philosophy of the module is to explore how the application of environmental management and enforcement of legislation can lead to positive environmental changes in the commercial and domestic sectors. The emphasis in this class will be on discussion and group exercises.

Students will be encouraged to participate in debates at every opportunity as opposed to traditional lecture-based classes.

Students from outside the School of Geography and Environmental Science wishing to take this module should contact the module lead to discuss their academic background and determine if this module is suitable.