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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. +49(0)30/314 23288
Fax. No. +49(0)30/74684552
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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: From October 2017, the tuition fee for the master programme is 10,000 Euro (5,000 Euro per semester) which includes the regular TU administration fees of currently 306.99 Euro per semester. This covers all courses and materials plus public transportation service in the city of Berlin (tariff zones ABC).
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)

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.

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.

The course is supported by the Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin ( The academic director is Professor Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker, editor and author of leading publications in the field of energy law. He is editor and co-author of the large-scale academic work Berlin Commentary on Energy Law (“Berliner Kommentar zum Energierecht”), which encompasses 4 volumes and more than 12.000 pages.

Course Objectives:

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 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.

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.

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 Master programme is taught over a period of two semesters. Studies are stretched over six modules. The first three modules are dedicated to the fundamentals of energy regulation. The general legal framework and the economic characteristics of electricity and gas regulation will be taught. Students will become acquainted with the fundamentals of energy regulation to deepen their knowledge in the last three modules. In the last three modules, energy law will be taught in depth. Legal provisions are conveyed along the value chain ranging from production, transmission/distribution to trade and supply. Each module is dedicated to one stage of the energy value chain: The 4th module is dedicated to the generation stage, the 5th module to the grid operation stage and the 6th module to the energy trade and supply. The master thesis due in the second semester concludes the programme. The theoretical knowledge is supplemented by the excursions.

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 endeavours.

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 endeavours, 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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