Joint Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Law

Do you want expertise in Environmental Law?

The world desperately needs solutions to fight climate change, severe pollution and loss of biodiversity. The need for expertise in Environmental Law is correspondingly high, both in the public and in the private sector.

The joint Nordic master programme in Environmental Law (NOMPEL) is a new, unique program, offered by three universities in cooperation; Uppsala University, University of Eastern Finland and UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The start-up is in the autumn semester of 2019, and the deadline for submission is January 15, 2019.

Study at three Universities in three Nordic countries!

During the two-year program, you will be studying in three Nordic countries; first at Uppsala University in Sweden, then at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, and finally at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. This will give international experience within and alongside the education. All three law institutions have long experience in environmental law research and education. The program provides a financial contribution to the students for travels between the three universities.

What will you learn?

The NOMPEL program gives the students basic theoretical and methodological knowledge in environmental law. The focus is on environmental fields: (i) management of natural resources and the protection of biodiversity and (ii) climate change and energy transition.

Furthermore, NOMPEL provides knowledge in environmental law at three levels: internationally, within the EU and in the different Nordic countries.

Which career possibilities does the Master give you?

Environmental law experts are needed at ministries, at state and municipal authorities, in courts, within the EU Commission, and the UN Environmental Program, as well as in companies, law firms, environmental organizations, etc. The degree is also very valuable if you apply for PhD studies in environmental law. Environmental law research is very active, not least in the Nordic countries. Universities require competent researchers and professors in the discipline.

What degree will you have?

The program leads to a joint degree (120 credits), named:
- Master of Legal Science (Uppsala University)
- Master of International and Comparative Law (University of Eastern Finland)
- Master of Laws in Environmental Law (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

Admission etc.

The Master's degree programme is administrated through the Uppsala University. All the important information related to the programme can be found at the website of the Uppsala university.

Deadline for application: 15 January

The admission is handled by Uppsala University. For more information regarding admission requirements and the admission process, see the program web page:

Please find a brochure of NOMPEL programme.

Information concerning admission requirements and studies at the University of Eastern Finland can be found here.

Contact person at UEF Law School: Senior Lecturer Seita Romppanen (, Researcher Hanna Partinen (