Taught course

LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law ( 1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time )

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

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

January, September

Course content

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/tuitionfees
International students
www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/tuitionfees

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

LLM

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Susan Sullivan
Email
LLMadmin@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8092
Fax
+44 (0)20 7882 6044