The MBL-FU is a postgraduate master programme in English offered since winter term 2010/2011 by the Institute of German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law at the Department of Law at Freie UniversitÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¤t Berlin. It focusses on international and European business and competition law as well as on energy and telecommunication law and is conducted by international high-ranking practitioners and academics.
The MBL-FU is one of the very few postgraduate programmes in Germany that consistently implements a blended-learning-concept combining traditional study methods with e-learning segments.
The course is intended to give lawyers and economists with a strong interest in the field of economic law the opportunity to gain in-depth, specialist knowledge in the areas of international and European competition and regulatory law. Lawyers and economists who are already practicing competition and regulatory law in businesses, law firms or public authorities will have the chance to significantly deepen their knowledge and skills.
In the context of its quality management system, Freie Universität Berlin has relied on the system accreditation process since early on, deliberately choosing not to engage in across-the-board accreditation of individual programs of study. Since the Conference of Ministers of Culture adopted the resolutions of the Accreditation Council dated February 28 and 29, 2008, regarding the criteria for system accreditation, the university has been making internal preparations to put system accreditation into practice.
What Is System Accreditation?
While conventional accreditation and re-accreditation processes review study programs on a case-by-case basis to determine whether they meet minimum standards, system accreditation focuses on evaluating the quality assurance system that applies to the institution as a whole. When this internal quality assurance system is accredited, the result is that all curricula that have been approved under the system are accredited for a period of six years.
In the course of system accreditation, the structures and processes that are relevant to academic and teaching activities are reviewed to determine whether they ensure that the appropriate goals for qualification are met and that the programs offered are of high quality. The European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ESG), the requirements of the Conference of Ministers of Culture, and the criteria established by the Accreditation Council apply during this process.
A successful system accreditation serves as proof that the university´s quality assurance system in the area of academics and teaching is able to ensure that the appropriate goals for qualification are met and to assure the high standards of quality applied within its programs.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following CAE score:
Minimum required score (Grade C):
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.
Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.
At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awards scholarships. Here one should consider that the applications deadlines for the DAAD-scholarships and the MBL-FU Master course are not identical. Applications for scholarships for DAAD are generally to be submitted a year in advance. The exact deadlines vary according to the country of origin.
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