Masters | Postgraduate Course - Energy and Natural Resources Law LLM Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

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Home and EU students: 2017 entry Full time £13,400; International students 2017 entry Full time £19,500
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Energy and Natural Resources Law LLM

Study Details

LLM 1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time

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.

Module details

Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. 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  • QLLM055 International Environmental Law (45 credits) *Module to be withdrawn and replaced with alternative single semester teaching modules for the academic year 2017/18
  • QLLM058 International Law of the Sea (45 credits) *Module to be withdrawn and replaced with alternative single semester teaching modules for the academic year 2017/18
  • QLLM080 Multinational Enterprises and the Law (45 credits) *Module to be withdrawn and replaced with alternative single semester teaching modules for the academic year 2017/18
  • QLLM096 Climate Change Law and Policy (45 credits) *Module to be withdrawn and replaced with alternative single semester teaching modules for the academic year 2017/18
  • QLLM097 International Natural Resources Law (45 credits) *Module to be withdrawn and replaced with alternative single semester teaching modules for the academic year 2017/18
  • QLLM098 European Environmental Law (45 credits) *Module to be withdrawn and replaced with alternative single semester teaching modules for the academic year 2017/18
  • 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)

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.

Programme 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.

Student Destinations

Completing a postgraduate law qualification at Queen Mary can be an excellent way to consolidate and enhance your legal experience whether you intend to practise in your own country or to develop an international legal career. Senior practitioners and academics from leading law firms, chambers and other universities contribute on our programmes, providing excellent networking opportunities for our students.