Postgraduate Course: International Climate Change Law (LAWS11245)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course seeks to give students an in-depth and interdisciplinary insight into the major legal instruments of international climate change law, including the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and the emerging mechanisms. Students are expected to have a sound knowledge of public international law. A familiarity with basic economics and international relations theory is also helpful but not essential.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||80% essay; 20% class participation
|No Exam Information
| (1) Communication skills
The course requires students to submit written work for assessment, to a deadline and within a word limit and thereby encourages them to develop the technique of writing in a clear and concise fashion. The course also provides the opportunity for students to extend their oral skills by requiring them to take a full part in the discussion of the seminar; this may involve students in making presentations to the class.
(2) Intellectual Skills
The course encourages students to develop the intellectual skills of collecting, organising and evaluating evidence. The course requires students to develop their skills in presenting evidence in a balanced way and in analysing the weak and strong points of arguments and to synthesise these in the process of solving problems.
(3) General Skills
The requirements of the course encourage students to develop skills in managing time, working independently and taking responsibility for their own work.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr James Harrison
Tel: (0131 6)50 2040
|Course secretary||Mr David Morris
Tel: (0131 6)50 2010