The program "Postgraduate Studies in International, European and Comparative Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law, relevant to Energy Sector" will be organized for the first time at the Sustainability College Bruges during the academic year 2018-2019.
The program aims to provide for a thorough insight into the synergies between energy, environmental and climate change law, from the perspective of the energy sector. The courses are thaught by internationally dinstinguished fellows who are experts in the field.
These areas of law concerned are booming areas of legal practice and academic research due to the legal, economic, and societal importance of energy, environmental and climate change regulation.
The program consists of three units:
The detailed 2018/2019 program "Postgraduate Studies in International, European and Comparative Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law, relevant to Energy Sector" will soon be available online.
Participation in the program can happen in different ways:
Participants can be young/senior/retired professionals from the profit, non-profit, government or academic sector. Fulltime participants are eligible to attend, in addition to the program, free of charge, 3 "Hot Topics in the Energy Sector" of their choice, that will be organized throughout the year.
Objectives of the Program
Subject Knowledge and Understanding
The programme would enhance intellectual development through the comprehension of:
Key transferable skills
Participants who complete this program will be able to:
At the end of each unit, fulltime and halftime participants will be required to complete a research paper, thus enabling self-study and analysis in a chosen area related to that unit.
Fulltime and halftime participants are offered the possibility to complete a traineeship with an organisation, whether public or private, in either the energy, environmental or climate change sector. This internship is an optional part of the programme. The programme will provide a list of approved internship hosts. Participants are not limited to the hosts provided in this list and are not discouraged from seeking and securing an internship with an organization of their choice, as long as the place of internship is approved by the program leadership.
The minimal duration of the internship is one month. This does not necessarily rule out internships for longer than one month. In view of the coursework including the writing of the dissertation, decisions to exceed the minimal requirement should however be taken with care.
Fulltime and halftime participants are required to complete a dissertation. This dissertation covers one issue - whether part of energy law, environmental law or climate change law, or all three - from the point of view of international, European and comparative law.
Fulltime and halftime applicants are required to submit the following documents
Deadline for enrollment is Friday 1 June 2018 (12pm CET). All documents should be sent to:
Sustainability College Bruges
Center for Continuing Education
8000 Bruges, Belgium
Fulltime participant: 8.500 euro (including participation to 3 "Hot Topics" of their choice)
Halftime participant: 4.500 euro
Modular participant: 250 euro/module (participants taking all modules from one unit, pay 3000 euro for the entire unit)
The program is a continuing education program, not a degree (bachelor, master, master after master) program.
A successful fulltime participant receives a "Post Graduate Certificate of Participation and Evaluation".
A successful halftime participant receives a "Post Graduate Certificate of Participation and Evaluation (part I/part II)".
A modular participant receives a "Certificate of Participation".
Dr Kurt Deketelaere