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Educational organisationThe first semester is dedicated to the fundamentals of energy regulation. The technical and economic characteristics of the electricity and gas sector will be taught. Students will become acquainted with the technical and economic fundamentals in preparation for the second semester.
In the second semester, energy law will be taught. This includes the legal framework relevant for the building and operation of plants generating electricity from fossil and renewable sources, for the operation of grids as well as for the supply of energy. Furthermore, strategies for drafting and negotiating contracts will be taught.
The theoretical knowledge will be supplemented by excursions, e.g. to a power plant, a CCS plant and to the EEX, which is largest electricity stock exchange in continental Europe.
Study abroad unit(s)There are initial contacts for cooperation agreements with the Russian law schools to set up an option for a double degree. These schools include the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Kutafin Moscow State Law University .
Forms of assessmentWritten exam, term paper, excursion reports
Course objectivesOf the many different fields of law, it is energy law that has seen the most dynamic rise in recent years. The change of energy policy, the priority given to an extensive use of renewable energies, CO2 reduction, and security of supply are some of the issues that have rapidly increased the importance of the sector. At the same time, energy law is a very complex sector which includes not only legal, but also political, economic, and technical aspects. Furthermore, energy law is a very challenging intersection between public and private, competition and regulatory law, and applies at national, European and international level. Against this background, the Master's in European and International Energy Law gives young jurists and economists an excellent understanding of all the relevant issues in the energy sector. Therefore, the programme's interdisciplinary content, which covers the political, economic, technical and legal aspects of the energy markets, gives students and future employees a distinctive profile and qualifies them for leading positions in the energy sector. Learning and studying in small groups of up to 30 students allows for individual and excellent learning conditions. The EUREF Campus around the Gasometer in Berlin-Schöneberg offers unique and attractive local conditions. Students who are the energy experts of the future become acquainted with practical projects in the field of energy in close cooperation with leading enterprises and institutions located on the EUREF Campus. Practical and technical knowledge is further enhanced by various excursions to relevant institutions and infrastructure operators, offered as part of the programme.
Language requirementsApplicants must provide proof of their English skills: level B2 (or higher) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (not required in the case of high school graduation in English)
Academic requirementsApplicants must have successfully completed the programme of studies preferably in law or economics, and they require professional experience of one year.
All applicants must submit a written application which presents their educational and professional background, as well as their reasons for wanting to pursue the programme of study. Applicants should have professional experience preferably in the field of energy supply.
Enrolment fees303,39 EUR per semester. The fee includes a semester ticket covering public transport in the Berlin metropolitan area.
Costs of livingIn order to cover their living expenses (room and board, health insurance, books, personal costs) for the study period in Berlin, we recommend that participants budget approx. 500 EUR per month.
Job opportunitiesBecause the full-day class lectures take place only two to three days per week in the first and second semesters, professional activities may be exercised to a limited extent, for example in firms and companies at the EUREF Campus.
The Career Service at Technische Universität Berlin offers a wide array of services to students seeking employment during their studies in Berlin as well as after completion of their degree programme.