SOAS University of London

Adam Byrne

Environmental law at SOAS has a perfect balance of what might be considered ‘traditional’ legal thinking and more ‘radical’ approaches to pressing societal problems.

MA in Environmental Law

I enjoyed my time at SOAS, the MA teaching had sufficient breadth and depth in terms of the topic areas that I left with a good grounding in environmental law, but also had the opportunity to develop my own interests in detail through course papers and the dissertation. The lectures and seminars had a friendly atmosphere. The course tutors were very approachable, and it was an enjoyable experience to be taught by those at the forefront of environmental law, both in the academic sense and in the real world setting. Environmental law at SOAS has a perfect balance of what might be considered ‘traditional’ legal thinking and more ‘radical’ approaches to pressing societal problems. There was an extraordinary amount of intellectual freedom at SOAS to explore different ideas. Many of these ideas have had a direct influence on my PhD at the Geography Department at University College London (UCL) which explores the relationship between science and law. I am certain that the MA was an important contributory factor to being offered a funded place for doctoral research there.