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Master's Degree in Environmental Law - 11th edition

Master's degree acknowledged with the distinction of  "International Master's Programme" (AGAUR)

This university Master's degree provides fundamental and specific knowledge on environmental law. It pays special attention to the different branches of the discipline and also deals with various non-legal subjects related to technical, geographic, economic and business aspects of the environment

The Faculty of Law offers a special programme that enables students to simultaneously study the Master's Degree in Legal Practice in conjunction with another university master's course taught at the Faculty of Law and thus obtain a law specialisation. For more information please consult the Faculty of Law's website.

The CEDAT: grants to cover tuition fees

Career opportunities

The URV’s Faculty of Legal Sciences is responsible for the University Master's Degree in Environmental Law, an official degree acknowledged by the European Higher Education Area.

The interdisciplinary nature of the University Master's degree in Environmental Law provides students with the chance to access a wide range of careers. They can also decide to continue their academic training by enrolling in the doctoral programme in Law. Among the career opportunities open to them are the following:

  • Public administration (town councils, provincial councils, district councils, chambers of commerce and other authorities): working as environmental experts.
  • Non-governmental organizations: providing technical and legal advice.
  • Private companies: providing technical and legal advice.
  • Environmental advocacy: providing technical and legal advice; environmental conciliation and mediation.
  • Environmental consultancy and auditing.
  • Environmental journalism.
  • Environmental research and doctoral studies.
  • Environmental education.
  • Teaching and research in universities and other research centres.
Master's Degree in Environmental Law
Duration 120 ECTS credits - 2 years
Track Academic, professional and research
Type Online (Moodle). Students can opt to study the last semester of the second year face to face
Mobility Mobility is not compulsory, but the master's degree has current mobility agreements for students interested in promoting national and international mobility, visiting other universities, research centres, non-governmental organizations and other international institutions involved in environmental protection. In particular, the master's degree reinforces international mobility by encouraging international work experience.
Work experience Work experience (9 ECTS) is compulsory and takes place during the second semester of the second year of the master’s degree. Students must do their work experience face-to-face. Currently, the master's degree has several collaborating institutions which take students on work experience programmes. For this reason, students can opt to do their work experience in international universities and institutions specialized in environmental matters all over the world.
Language of instruction Spanish
Percentage of employability 90%
Places available 30
Collaborating institutions

The master's degree has the collaboration of the research centre, Centre of Environmental Law Studies of Tarragona (CEDAT), belonging to the URV.


Faculty of Legal Sciences

Associated doctoral programme Law
Website of the master's degree  CEDAT
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Course dates From 26th September 2016 to 23rd June 2017
Master's degree thesis  Two calls: June or September
Academic coordinator Dr. Susana Borràs Pentinat
Coordinator’s e-mail address coordmuda(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat
Administrative contact Campus Catalunya Secretariat for Academic Management
977 297 000
Specific grants for this master's degree CEDAT tuition fee grants


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