New Master program in Environmental Law
The Nordic Council of Ministers have recently approved the application for funding to create a two-year joint master program in Environmental Law at UiT, the University of Uppsala and the University of Eastern Finland.
UiT the Arctic University of Norway together with Uppsala University (Sweden) and University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu (Finland), will in 2019 launch a Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Law (NOMPEL), thanks to funding by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
NOMPEL will include three phases: The first entails an introduction to environmental law, including the role of law and the functions of particular environmental legal instruments in environmental policies. In the second, students specialise in two substantive areas: natural resources and biodiversity protection law and climate change and energy law. During the third phase, the student shall write a thesis in either of the two legal specialisation fields.
The NOMPEL programme will be the first joint programme in the field of law funded through the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its objective is to make higher education in the Nordic Region more international and offer joint programmes that are research-based and build on the participating universities' areas of excellence.
The NOMPEL programme is coordinated by Uppsala University. The first students will be admitted in August 2019, with an annual intake of 25 students. The students will take their courses at all three universities during the two-year programme.