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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

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) are offering two full tuition fee only scholarships for the September 2017 intake of this programme. The deadline for application to the Norton Rose Fulbright LLP scholarship is in March 2017. We encourage all applicants to apply before this date and if you do so, you should receive a decision on acceptance to the LLM programme within a month of this deadline.

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

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

PhD programmes

We accept PhD students in all areas related to energy law. 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

We currently have a number of PhD students working on energy reform and governance being supervised by:


Through our links with firms and business we can offer students following the specialism a number of additional opportunities to undertake internships with leading firms including Clifford Chance, Norton Rose (two internships), Dentons 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.

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