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PGDL or MSc in Environmental Policy?

Hello everyone,

I am a journalist who primarily covers climate change and energy policy, and have been considering converting to environmental law having written extensively about the expanding area of climate litigation. However, I have been told that unless I can work for an organisation such as ClientEarth which focuses specifically on these issues, there are very few jobs which involve litigating against the fossil fuel industry, meaning that I would likely have to focus on emerging issues such as regulatory risk.

I have also been considering working for a think tank or NGO, focusing on environmental policy, but these jobs seem extremely rare and I am unsure that simply having an MSc in environmental policy will open many doors. Is it worth pursuing the PGDL if my interest lies more in the policy area, or should I pursue it anyway to keep my options open?

Would appreciate any feedback, thanks!

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