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 Program in Environmental Law (NOMPEL) gives you a competitive degree. You will study in three Nordic countries, first at Uppsala University in Sweden, then at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, and finally at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø.
The Master's degree program is administrated through the Uppsala University. All the important information related to the program can be found on the website of Uppsala University.
Why this program?
The program provides knowledge in environmental law at three levels: internationally, within the EU and in the different Nordic countries. The goal is to create good conditions for those who are interested in legal work in the field of environment, nationally or internationally, but also for those who wish to study for a PhD in environmental law.
The program gives you basic theoretical and methodological knowledge in environmental law. You acquire special legal knowledge and skills within two key environmental fields: (i) management of natural resources and the protection of biodiversity and (ii) climate change and energy transition.
You will study in three Nordic countries, first at Uppsala University in Sweden, then at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, and finally at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. This gives you international experience within and alongside education. Each university has its own cultural and social environment. The program provides a financial contribution to travels between universities. Note that application to the program is submitted to Uppsala University only.
It is a two-year program with a range of courses. There is a strong research approach in the program; almost all teachers have a Ph.D. degree in law and, furthermore, students are expected to carry out their own investigations before seminars and to complete a Master's thesis (30 credits). Law students from all over the world can apply to the program. The group consists of a maximum of 25 students.