European and International Energy Law, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #92 (WUR) ,
Germany is home to the largest energy sector in Europe and a forerunner in renewable energy deployment. Where else would you study energy law than in Germany’s capital?

About

Among many different fields of law energy law is on the rise. Global climate change and the policy transitions translate into many areas of law: State aid and renewable energy promotion, emission trading systems, the legal framework for grid operation and last but not least the digitalization of the energy sector. But to understand energy law is to grasp the technical and economic foundations underlying it. Energy law is not only interdisciplinary in this classical sense, but also a true legal hybrid: At the challenging intersection of public and private law, competition and regulatory law energy law spans across the national, European and international level.

For the fourth year now Technische Universität Berlin offers the advanced Master of Business Law European and International Energy Law on the EUREF Campus in the centre of Berlin.The course offers lawyers, legal practitioners and economists an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in the field of international and European energy law. Students will become acquainted with the technical and economic foundations of energy markets as well as all areas of law relevant for the value chains in the electricity and gas sector. The curriculum covers competition law, regulatory law and economic fundamentals inter alia.

Our Master Programme gives lawyers and economists an excellent understanding of the complexities and intersections of energy sector. The programme gives students and future employees a distinctive profile and qualifies them for a leading position in the energy sector. Small groups of up to 30 students allow for individual and effective learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal framework for the functioning of the energy markets
  • The legal framework for grid operation
  • Economic foundations of regulatory law
  • The legal framework for energy trade and supply
  • Introduction to regulatory law
  • Master thesis
  • Technical fundamentals and legal framework for electricity generation

                        Lecturers

                        Lecturers come from the international community (Germany, USA, UK, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium) and cover expertise in all relevant areas of energy regulation such as universities, European and national authorities (European Commission and National Regulatory Authority), international and national energy companies, major law firms, and courts.

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                        • Credits
                          60 ECTS
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                        • Minimum required score:

                          5.5

                          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                        • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                          160

                          The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                          Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                        • Minimum required score:

                          543

                          The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                        • Minimum required score:

                          72

                          The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                        Academic Requirements

                        • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

                          The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

                        Following documents are required:

                        • Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page A4)
                        • Tabular CV (with information about educational and professional background)
                        • University degree recognized by German universities (at least 240 ECTS)
                        • Proof of working experience of at least one year (preferably in the relevant working Areas of energy) after completion of the studies
                        • Proof of knowledge of the English language at Level B2 (or higher) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (not required for high School graduation in English)
                        • Further documents such as references may be submitted

                        Work Experience

                        At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International Applies to you

                          10000 EUR/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                        • EU/EEA Applies to you

                          10000 EUR/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                        5,000 Euro per semester. This covers all courses and materials plus public transportation service in the city of Berlin (tariff zones ABC).

                        Living costs for Berlin

                        • 710 - 1230 EUR/month
                          Living Costs

                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                        Funding

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