European and International Energy Law

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 4.73 k / Semester(s) Deadline: Jun 15, 2024
140 place StudyQA ranking:1343 Duration:2 semestrs

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From the academic year 2014/2015 onwards, Technische Universität Berlin offers a new Master's course on European and International Law on the EUREF Campus in the centre of Berlin. The course addresses jurists and economists who want to gain in-depth, special knowledge in the field of international and European energy law. Students will become acquainted with the technical and economic foundations of the energy markets as well as with all legal topics relevant for the whole value chain in the energy sector. The curriculum comprises competition law, regulatory law and economic fundamentals, amongst others. Lecturers come from the international community (Germany, USA, Belgium, Russia, Italy) and are experts from universities, European and national authorities, international and national energy companies, major law firms, and courts, such as the European Commission, the German regulatory authority BNetzA, and others. The course is also supported by the Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin ( and benefits from experts' knowledge of the European and German energy sector, which is the largest in Europe. The academic director is Professor Dr iur Dr rer pol Dres hc Franz Jürgen Säcker, editor and author of leading publications in the field of energy law.

Educational organisation

The 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 assessment

Written exam, term paper, excursion reports

Course objectives

Of 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 requirements

Applicants 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 requirements

Applicants 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 fees

303,39 EUR per semester. The fee includes a semester ticket covering public transport in the Berlin metropolitan area.

Costs of living

In 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 opportunities

Because 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.

Arrival support

The TU Campus EUREF Team is ready to advise incoming students on all aspects of their arrival in Berlin and registration at the university. Moreover, the International Office - International Student Counselling of Technische Universität Berlin provides extensive counselling and advisory services to incoming and enrolled foreign students.


Although Technische Universität Berlin does not itself provide student accommodation, the "Studentenwerk Berlin" (a local non-profit agency for students affairs) offers a number of accommodation options for students enrolled at educational institutions in Berlin. In general, programme participants have found affordable accommodation in Berlin without difficulty. Accommodation is available through the Student Services Office ( or on the private market. Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 250 EUR. Private accommodation can be found on the internet at:
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