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

In studying for the LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law, a student can take a selection of the following modules (more are available):

  • QLLM152 International Energy Transactions (Sem 1)
  • QLLM153 International Arbitration and Energy (Sem 2)
  • QLLM154 International Regulation and Governance of Energy (Sem 2)
  • QLLM304 Mining and Natural Resources (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)
  • QLLM400 United States Energy Law, Regulation and Policy (Sem 1)
  • QLLM435 Energy Law Development, Decommissioning and Waste Management (Sem 2)
  • QLLM496 International Oil and Gas laws in the Energy Transition (Sem 1).

Teaching is supported by a series of guest lectures delivered by leading industry figures, including international general counsel, and lawyers from the world’s leading energy law firms.

If you have any questions about the course, please be in touch with either 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.