Law graduates The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study. In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents. A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.
Months of entry
Students can study the Energy and Natural Resources Law at either the London or Paris campus for QMUL. The Paris campus enrol students in September and January annually. The London campus enrol students for September only.
Energy is the largest and one of the most dynamic industry sectors. It raises many challenges both politically and technically, from traditional exploration and production of fossil fuels to more recent mining extraction methods (hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking'), renewables and environmental protection. Queen Mary is only one of a few universities in the world to offer an LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law and this programme builds upon well-established areas at Queen Mary, such as Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law and Regulation.
All these constituent elements of Energy and Natural Resources law are approached through a comparative and international lens and prepare students to enter practice as regulators, lawyers in private practice of public sector lawyers. You will also benefit from the current research, consultancy work and events undertaken and held by the Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute (ENRLI) at Queen Mary.
Many of the modules will be co-taught by practitioners and leading industry figures so you will benefit from practical real life insights into the industry. You will also be able to attend a series of General Counsel lectures, giving you a chance to network with speakers from organisations such as Exxon, British Gas, Shell and EDF.
This programme will:
- Examine the area from a comparative, international and inter-disciplinary perspective.
- Focus on both regulatory and transactional matters but also issues of policy.
- Give you access to leading experts in the field who provide an accurate and measured assessment of key pervasive and emerging issues.
- Approach the energy and natural resources law academically, from policy and a problem-solving perspective.
- Provide you with unique internship and networking opportunities within the industry.The Master of Laws (LLM) is available to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years.
Each of the LLM programmes follows a common format: you will take 135 credits worth of taught modules (examined in May-June) and thereafter you work on a 15,000-word dissertation worth 45 credits (submitted mid August).
What differs from programme to programme is the range of modules that you are required to choose from. If you wish to take an unrestricted range of modules and any approved dissertation topic you should apply for theMaster of Laws.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Energy and Natural Resources Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM available modules.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
- QLLM055 International Environmental Law (45 credits)
- QLLM058 International Law of the Sea (45 credits)
- QLLM080 Multinational Enterprises and the Law (45 credits)
- QLLM096 Climate Change Law and Policy (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM097 International Natural Resources Law (45 credits)
- QLLM098 European Environmental Law (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM152 International Energy Transactions (Sem 1)
- QLLM153 International Arbitration and Energy (Sem 2)
- QLLM154 International Regulation and Governance of Energy (Sem 2)
- QLLM179 International and Comparative Petroleum Law and Contracts (Sem 1)
- QLLM304 Mining and Natural Resources (Sem 2)
- QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1)
- QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2)
- QLLM379 Energy Law: Renewable and Nuclear (sem 2)
- QLLM380 Energy Economics: A Legal Perspective (sem 1)
- QLLM381 Energy Economics: Applied Analysis (sem 2)
- QLLM382 Energy Law and Ethics (sem 1)
- QLLM383 / QLLG008 International Regulation of Shipping (sem 1)
- QLLM384 Law of the Sea, Navigational Freedoms and Practice (sem 2)
- QLLM388 Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International Perspectives (Sem 2)
- QLLM391 International Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution (Sem 1)
- QLLM397 Investment Treaty Arbitration (sem 1)
- QLLM398 Investment Arbitration: Substantive Protection (sem 2)
- QLLM400 United States Energy Law, Regulation and Policy (sem 1)
Fees and funding
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
School of Law scholarships
The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.
Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects. http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/index.html
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Susan Sullivan
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