Application period open to the Master's degree program in Environmental Policy and Law (University of Eastern Finland)

Environment, Natural Resources & Climate Change:

Master’s Degree Program in Environmental Policy and Law


We are now accepting applications for the Master's Degree Program in Environmental Policy and Law. This is a multidisciplinary two-year program taught in English at the University of Eastern Finland. The program combines group teaching and independent research with the objective of providing participants with professional skills in environmental law and policy. Participants may choose between two alternative majors: a) Natural Resources Governance or b) Environmental and Climate Change Law.


Courses offered include:

§  Climate Change Law and Policy

§  Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

§  Public Relations and Conflict Mediation in Natural Resources Management

§  Mining, Environment and Society

§  International Environmental Law

§  EU Environmental Law

§  WTO: Clean Energy, Environment and Natural Resources

§  International Energy Law and Policy

§  EU Energy Law and Policy

§  Climate Law and Carbon Markets

§  Food and Society


Our teachers include: Prof. Rauno Sairinen, Prof. Kati Kulovesi, Prof. Kim Talus, Prof. Tuomas Kuokkanen, Prof. Juha Kotilainen, Prof. Maria Åkerman, Dr Irmeli Mustalahti, Dr Yulia Yamineva, Karl Upston-Hooper, Seita Romppanen, Eugenia Recio and Niko Soininen.


Study & application essentials


  •  No tuition fees are charged for degree studies, regardless of citizenship
  •  Two-year Master's degree program (120 ECTS) with interactive study methods
  •  Two alternative majors: environmental policy or environmental law
  •  Minimum admission criteria: Appropriate Bachelor's degree or equivalent university degree and proof of English language proficiency
  •  Application period: 7 January - 18 February 2015







More information, detailed admission criteria and information on available courses are available online at:​




The Master’s Degree Program benefits from the research and education networks of the Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (LYY) ( The LYY Institute is a network organization operating at the University of Eastern Finland. The Institute combines expertise from social and cultural research and applies it to the analysis of natural resource use and the environment. The LYY has made the Joensuu Campus 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 Program also benefits from the UEF Centre for Climate, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL), involving 4 professors and more than 20 researchers specializing in climate, energy and environmental law (




For more information, contact: envirolawpol (at)


University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus,

Department of Law