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Master in European and International Energy Law (MBL)
TU-Campus EUREF / Technical University of Berlin


Address TU-Campus EUREF gGmbH, Torgauer Str. 12-15, 10829 Berlin, Germany
Tel. No. +4930/78954901
Fax. No. +4930/74684552
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Course Master in European and International Energy Law (MBL)
Type of course Full-time
Length of course One academic year, two semesters
Date of commencement 1st October
Class size 25-30
Accommodation 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.
Cost/Fees Tuition fees: 4.500 € per semester + registration/enrolment fees: 303.39€ (incl. ticket for using the public transportation service)
Student grants / financial assistance Regular students of ‘Technische Universität Berlin’ who are duly enrolled and have relocated their primary residence to Berlin not prior to 6 months before first-time registration for studies will receive a one-time welcome benefit payment (‘Begrüßungsgeld’) of € 50 from the State of Berlin. The welcome benefit payment is paid only within 2 years after first registration for studies in Berlin.
During the application process, the MBL-team also assists all candidates to apply for scholarships.
Exchange partner schools There are initial contacts for cooperation agreements with the Russian law schools: Institute of State and Law of the Russian Acadamy of Siences and Kutafin Moscow State Law University to set up an option for a double degree.
Admissions requirements • University degree recognized by German universities (at least 240 ECTS), preferably in law or economics
• 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)
Student profile 1. Ratio of National / Overseas students: 5 % national students, 95 % international students
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 50 % Men / 50 % Women
3. Age range: 23-45 years
Course directors Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Dres. h. c. Franz Jürgen Säcker
Prof. Dr. Dr. Jürgen Ensthaler
Contact for application Sandra Lubahn


About the Master's Program in European and International Energy Law (MBL)

Since the academic year 2014/2015 onwards "Technische Universität Berlin" offers a new masters 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. Lectures 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. 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 ( 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.

Course Objectives:

Among the many different fields of law, it is the energy law that has seen the most dynamic rise in the recent years. The change of energy policy, the priority for an extensive use of the renewable energies, the CO2 reduction, the security of supply, are some of the issues that have increased the importance of the sector rapidly. At the same time, energy law is a very complex sector, which includes not only legal but also political, economic, and technical aspects. Further, energy law is a very challenging intersection between public and private, competition and regulatory law and applies at national, European and international level. On this background, the Master in European and International Energy Law gives the young jurists and economists an excellent understanding of all the relevant issues of the energy sector. Therefore, the program'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 a leading position in the energy sector. Learning and studying in small groups of up to 30 students allows individual and excellent learning conditions.

The EUREF-Campus around the Gasometer in Berlin-Schöneberg offers unique and attractive local conditions. Students who are the future energy experts learn in a close cooperation with leading enterprises and institutions located on the EUREF-Campus to become acquainted also with practical projects in the field of energy. The practical and technical knowledge is further enhanced by the various excursions to relevant institutions and infrastructure operators, that the program offers to the students.


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. 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.

About EUREF and the Technical University of Berlin

The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) is located in Germany's capital city at the heart of Europe. The academic activities are focused on achieving sharply-defined goals: building a distinctive profile for our university, ensuring exceptional performance in research and teaching, providing our graduates with excellent qualifications and a modern approach to university administration. The TUB strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress through adherence to the core principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national and international networking with partners in science and industry are an important aspect in these endeavors.

TUB is an internationally renowned research-intensive university dedicated to promoting science and technology for the benefit of broader society and committed to the principle of sustainability. The challenges and problems facing modern societies cannot be met on the basis of findings from individual disciplines. TUB is addressing these challenges with the aid of transdisciplinary collaborative projects. The establishment of important research partnerships in the context of the Excellence Initiative, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and European Institute for Innovation and Technology, in addition to constantly increasing third-party funding for the research projects, demonstrate the dynamic developments in this area.

Prestigious science prizes and awards make these successes even more obvious; these include Alexander von Humboldt Chairs, Einstein Chairs, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes, and numerous grants from the European Research Council. Research for Innovation - a credo that TUB impressively implements. Its extraordinary profile as a technical university in association with its humanities, social, planning and economic sciences programs is indeed an excellent breeding ground for strong interdisciplinarity. By combining basic and applied research endeavors, and with close links to partners in science and industry, university researchers tackle societal issues and develop forward-looking solutions.

In close cooperation with EUREF AG, a new TUB campus has emerged on the property of the former Gasometer in Berlin's Schöneberg district and was inaugurated in October 2012. Fife advanced Master's programs dealing with the issue of "City and Energy" are offered here. This facility comprises 1700 square meters of floor space of an historic red brick building called "the water tower". These course offerings are fully integrated into the overall structure of the European Energy Forum (EUREF).

Companies and research institutes addressing the topic of "Intelligent city for work, research, education and living" are finding homes here. Through close cooperation between science and teaching on the one hand, and research and practical applications on the other, the EUREF-Campus serves as a powerful test platform for a sustainable model city.

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