Centre for Commercial Law Studies

ENRLI Postgraduate Programmes

The Energy Law Institute offers both an LLM programme and a PhD programme.

LLM in Energy and Natural Resources

Queen Mary is one of only a few universities in the world to offer an LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law programme.

If you have any questions about the course, please be in touch with Norah Gallagher at n.gallagher@qmul.ac.uk.

PhD programmes

We accept PhD students in all areas related to energy law. We currently have a number of PhD students working on energy reforms and governance. Please consult the profiles of the energy law academics for areas of interest. For more information or to discuss PhD plans, contact Ms Norah Gallagher at n.gallagher@qmul.ac.uk.


Through our links with firms and business we offer students the opportunity to undertake internships (15 – 20 annually) with law firms such as Clifford Chance, Norton Rose Fulbright, Dentons, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst, and others, such as the Energy Charter Secretariat and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Demand far outstrips supply for these internships but we keep add new internships for our students on an annual basis.

Energy Fundamentals Course

Each year we offer an Energy Fundamentals course. The two-day course is offered to students and lawyers who are members of ELI, and features lectures from leading academics and practitioners in energy law.