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?
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.
Lectures come from the international community (Germany, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Russia) and are experts from universities, European and national authorities, international and national energy companies, major law firms, and courts. To name a few, technical universities, the European Commission, the German regulatory authority BNetzA.
The course is also supported by the Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin (http://www.enreg.eu) and benefits from experts‘ knowledge of the European and German energy sector which is the largest one in Europe. The academic director is Professor Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker who is the editor and author of leading publications in the field of energy law.
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 to follow the second semester.
In the second semester, energy law will be taught. This includes the legal framework relevant for the building and the operation of plants generating electricity from fossil and from renewable sources, for the operation of grids as well as for the supply of energy. In the second semester furthermore negotiation strategies 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.
We are part of Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, which is one of Germany’s largest universities with currently more than 30,000 students. Committed to the principles of excellence and quality, TU Berlin offers outstanding performance in research and teaching and excellent skills for the students. Technical University of Berlin is consistently ranked among the top academic institutions in the world. Notable alumni include Carl Bosch, Gustav Hertz, and many other noble prize winners and entrepreneurs.
The MBL Degree
Upon completion of the course you will be conferred the academic degree Master in Business Law (MBL). The master programme focuses on a particular sector and incorporates practical legal, regulatory and business perspectives. The master on European and International Energy Law (MBL Energy) is one of the first programmes worldwide with a clear focus on energy and regulatory law as a special field of business law. Students gain skills and knowledge that reach far beyond the basics of energy law enabling them to successfully pursue careers in industry, law firms and regulatory authorities.
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.
Our Master Programme gives lawyers and economists an excellent understanding of the complexities and intersections of energy sector. The program 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.
Regular excursions to relevant institutions and infrastructure operators are tightly built into the programme’s schedule. We believe hands-on experience strengthens the learning process and prepares students for their future employments Students will visit the largest electricity stock exchange in continental Europe, the EEX in Leipzig, the energy intensive undertaking AURUBIS in Hamburg, the photovoltaics manufacturer ALEO Solar in Prenzlau, the Vattenfall’s CHP plant in Berlin and the network operator 50Hertz in Berlin.
This double degree programme is a research-focused postgraduate programme in German and Russian Law with a fully integrated study-abroad component. As a student enrolled in this programme, you will study towards your double Master's degree at two universities – the University of Passau (Germany) and Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk (Russia). The programme carries a total workload of 120 ECTS credits and is directed at students who have an undergraduate degree in law or in a subject with a strong legal focus.
The programme acquaints German students with the principles of the Russian legal system, allowing them, for instance, to put the focus on the economic and tax laws in Germany and Russia. This requires knowledge of Russian (legal) language, which is taught as part of the degree programme.
As a student enrolled in this degree programme, you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to work as a jurist in the area of German and Russian law, while simultaneously developing the competencies required for independent scholarly work.
– The first fully integrated Russo-German law degree programme in Germany
– Students spend two semesters at the partner university in Krasnoyarsk
– No tuition fees whatsoever
– The same module catalogue at both universities
– Joint colloquia with German and Russian students
– Compulsory internship abroad as part of the programme
– Previous academic achievements at other German or Russian universities are eligible for recognition
– The University of Passau and Siberian Federal University each award a final certificate making reference to the respective opposite
university (double degree)
The degree programme consists of five areas of study:
A) General Scientific Foundations
You will attend lectures on the philosophy of law and complete one foreign language course. This part of the degree programme allows you to engage in advanced study of the theoretical underpinnings of law at the beginning of your Master's programme, while the language course imparts the language skills you will need for studying in Russia.
B) Professional Cycle
Module group B.I – Legal Methods and History of Law
Module group B.I is composed of the following foundation courses: methods and history of comparative legal studies; history of political and legal science; history and methods of law; beginner's colloquium: current problems of law. These modules provide the research-methodological and theoretical foundations for comparative legal studies and working with foreign law. The primary purpose of the beginner's colloquium is to help students on the course to identify more closely with the degree programme. All students complete the beginner's colloquium in Krasnoyarsk.
Module group B.II – Principles of foreign law
Students enrolled in the programme complete this module group during their stay at the partner university. This involves courses on the principles of German and Russian law, as well as other courses. The required electives include courses on the core areas of the respective foreign law: Russian students in Passau will complete one two-semester foundation course in either civil law, public law or criminal law, and at least one additional course from this list for a duration of one semester.
Module group B.III – Specialisation
Students will study the courses taught in this module group upon their return to their home university. This module group allows you to set your own specialisation by choosing a sub-discipline which you will study in greater depth. The module is designed to maximise your choice, allowing you to focus on selected questions of (public) economic or (civil) business law, tax law, or international and European law. In addition, German students can complete courses with an East-Central-European focus offered by the University's Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
In this segment of the programme, you will apply the theoretical knowledge accumulated over the previous semesters. In a variety of courses, you will gain the ability to write shorter academic papers. You will also use this module group to write up a synopsis of your Master's thesis, which you will present and discuss in the group. The research colloquium is open to all students in Passau.
D) Professional Preparation
This part of the programme prepares you for legal work in an international context. The practical module consists of a six to eight-week internship, which you will usually complete abroad.
E) Final Assessments
At the end of the degree programme, you will undergo an oral examination. In addition, all students are required to write a Master's thesis (preferably on comparative law) in German, English or Russian and undergo an oral defence.
The competition and regulation Masters offers a unique opportunity in Germany to specialise in competition and regulation law. Students build up extensive legal and economic expertise over the course of three semesters. There is a strong focus on practice with a range of practitioners involved in the programme.
The Masters programme, which is taught entirely in English, is a 18 months distance-learning programme with 3 classroom sessions for about 2 weeks each in Lüneburg. Students will be supported by an online tutor who will answer academic questions, support the students during the learning process and will try to stimulate and moderate online discussions.
In nine modules, students learn how law and economics interact. The LL.M. has a strong focus on research as well as on practice. Practitioners from major law firms and representatives of competition and regulatory authorities share their knowledge so that students get a first-hand insight into both sides of work in competition and regulation law.
The programme is directed at university graduates holding a first university degree with one year of qualified professional and advanced English language skills.
Management decisions in the energy sector require profound understanding of the sector’s technical, economic, legal, and entrepreneurial peculiarities. Climate change, economic changes, public opinion, technological progress and regulation shape and limit the entrepreneurial leeway, but also offer often unforseen chances and opportunities. The industry therefore requires broadly skilled individuals who are experts in the field.
The master programme is taught over a period of three semesters. The first semester covers the technical, economic, entrepreneurial and legal foundations for management decisions in the energy sector; the second semester deepens this view and looks at business practises, primarily of grid-based utilities, and investment; the third semester broadens the view while simultaneously focusing on practise according to student’s individual interests. All semesters include lectures, tutorials, seminars as well as excursions, online materials related to practice and extracurricular activities. The master thesis due in the third semester concludes the programme.
This module deepens student’s knowledge of energy technologies and systems in the framework of today’s changing world.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Müller-Kirchenbauer
This module presents the economic basics for the understanding of energy markets and their regulation, the framework for operational Energy Management.
Prof. Dr. Georg Erdmann
This module presents the foundations of business and discusses basic tools and applications in the context of the Energy industry.
Prof. Dr. Dodo zu Knyphausen-Aufseß
4. Energy Law
This module presents the legal framework of today’s Energy Markets on the global scale, the EU plane and Germany.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker
5. Energy Grids
This module deals with the technical and managerial challenges of grid management in a changing energy environment, with a focus on transformation processes between different forms and sources of energy and the novel developments in demand response, IT, and metering.
Prof. Dr. Kai Strunz
This module looks at energy infrastructure from a financial point of view. Grids, storage facilities and power plants are large-scale long-term investments of national, if not international, scope and importance. How are such projects financed, how can they be insured, how can their risk be assessed, etc.
Prof. Dr. Christian von Hirschhausen
This module looks at energetic aspects of enterprises and the implications of the changing energy landscape for industrial organisations. How to engineer efficiency and manage engineering efficiently, given changing energy markets and legal conditions?
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Müller-Kirchenbauer
8a.Efficiency (compulsory elective)
In this sub-module, students look at physical projects and products such as buildings, plants, city planning, etc. and apply the knowledge gained in prior modules in practise.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Müller-Kirchenbauer
8b. Technology and Innovation Management (compulsory elective)
In this sub-module students look at innovations, team building, management processes, administrative, financial or theoretical issues in a specific practical context.
Prof. Dr. Jan Kratzer
9. Master thesis
Individual topics, individual supervisors.
Identifying international business opportunities, mastering intercultural communication and the ability to solve a wide range of corporate problems are imperative skills in today’s business world. Managers who work in a global environment need to possess the analytical mindset and extended knowledge in international management to succeed in international trade relations.
Our Master’s programme in International Management prepares students for all of these tasks by providing them with an international perspective, a strong theoretical background and valuable skills. Company projects and internships are incorporated into the programme so students can foster their professional experience, extend their network and gain insight into the challenges of international corporations.
The study programme focuses on areas such as innovation management, global strategies and risk, contract and project management. Students obtain the necessary expertise in foreign trade, financing and international economic law. In addition, the programme includes modules on human resource management and strategic network management. Students learn to improve their negotiation, intercultural and leadership skills so that they can easily adapt to local cultures and are able to successfully manage international business activities.
A degree in International Management opens up opportunities in the global job market and provides career prospects that are very diverse. Graduates can work in growing international areas such as Risk Management, Consulting, Business Development or Market Research.
Students study in Berlin, the vibrant centre of Europe, and specialise in marketing, information systems or finance. Alternatively, they can choose a different focus each semester and graduate without an applied focus.
Students experience up to three cities with different academic and business environments and choose from a range of management subjects offered by our international partner universities. Potential city combinations include e.g. Berlin-Shanghai-Paris, Berlin-Granada-Paris or Berlin-Shanghai-Dublin. In several Tripartite Variations students have the option to graduate with two degrees, e.g. the German degree (M.A.) and the Irish degree (M.Sc.).
Our graduates are global citizens who work in high management positions in MNEs, small organisations or in the fast-paced startup scene.
Areas of work:
The Master Governance and Human Rights empowers students in their critical understanding and the tools required to assess and apply legal and political governance theories and human rights norms and standards. Students will apply good governance tools in order to establish, implement and protect human rights through applied project learning.
The Masters programme is a 2 years distance-learning programme with 3 classroom sessions for 2 weeks each in Lüneburg. Students will be supported by an online tutor who will answer academic questions, support the students during the learning process and will try to stimulate and moderate online discussions.
In seven modules, students learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance as well as international and national human rights regimes. Learn more about the modules in the Masters programme Governance and Human Rights
The programme is directed at university graduates holding a first university degree with one year of qualified professional and advanced English language skills. Learn more about the admission requirements
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