Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Application period open to MDP in Environmental Policy and Law / University of Eastern Finland

We are now accepting applications for the University of Eastern Finland’s two-year Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law.

The Master’s Degree Programme is a unique multidisciplinary two-year programme taught in English at the University of Eastern Finland. The programme combines group teaching and independent research, bridging theory and practice, with the objective of providing participants with strong professional skills in environmental law and policy.

Our experienced teaching staff includes: Prof Kati Kulovesi, Prof Harro van Asselt, Prof Rauno Sairinen, Prof Kim Talus, Prof Juha Kotilainen, Prof Lasse Peltonen, Adjunct Prof Elisa Morgera, Adjunct Prof Antto Vihma, Adjunct Prof Ismo Pölönen, Dr Irmeli Mustalahti, Dr Yulia Yamineva, Dr Seita Romppanen, Dr Sabaa Ahmad Khan, Dr Niko Soininen, and Ms Eugenia Recio.

Courses offered include:
  • Climate Change Law and Policy
  • International Environmental Law
  • EU Environmental Law
  • International Energy Law and Policy
  • EU Energy Law and Policy
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  • Mining, Environment and Society
  • Contemporary Issues in Environmental Policy
  • WTO: Clean Energy, Environment and Natural Resources
  • Forests and International Law

Study and application essentials:
  • Two-year Master’s degree programme (120 ECTS) with interactive study methods.
  • Two alternative majors: 1) Environmental and Climate Change Law; and 2) Natural Resource Governance.
  • Minimum admission criteria: Appropriate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent university degree and proof of English language proficiency.
  • Application period: 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017.
  • Tuition fees: There are no tuition fees for students from EU/EEA countries. For non-EU/EEA students, tuition fee is €8,000 per year. Scholarships are available to cover tuition for non-EU/EEA students.

More information, detailed admission criteria and information on available courses are available here.

The Master’s Degree Programme benefits from the research and education networks of the Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (LYY). The Institute combines expertise in social and cultural research and applies it to the analysis of natural resource use and the environment. The LYY has made the University of Eastern Finland one of Finland’s leading places for social-scientific environmental research, focusing especially on issues of natural resource governance and policies of sustainable development.

The Master’s Degree Programme also benefits from the UEF Centre for Climate, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL), which brings together four professors and more than 20 researchers specializing in climate, energy and environmental law. The Centre hosts regular events, including the annual UEF-UNEP Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

For more information, contact: envirolawpol (at) uef.fi

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