International and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law, Master

International and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #88 (WUR) ,
This program offers postgraduate students tuition in special areas of European and international business law – such as antitrust, international contract and corporate law and European telecommunication and energy law – which are becoming increasingly important. Here, students can acquire specific knowledge aimed at enhancing their careers.


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 Universität 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.


System Accreditation

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.

Programme Structure

Modules include
  • European and International Business and Contract Law
  • Introduction to the Economic Fundamentals of Competition and Regulatory Law
  • European Competition Law
  • European and International Business and Trade Law
  • Advanced European and International Business and Competition Law
  • Fundamentals of Regulatory Law
  • Regulatory Law - Telecommunication Law
  • Regulatory Law - Energy Law
  • Master Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following C1 Advanced score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    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.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

  • University degree, preferably from legal studies of at least four years (equivalent to 240 credit points)
  • Proof of work experience of no less than one year (preferably in the relevant working areas of energy and telecommunication) after obtaining a first university degree
  • Proof of English language proficiency at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (not required if you obtained a university degree from a university with English as teaching language)

Work Experience

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

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 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.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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