The course language of the postgraduate degree MBL-FU is English. There is currently no other legal master degree in Berlin offered entirely in English. The MBL-FU focusses on competition and regulatory law and is based exclusively around international and European law. Accordingly, the course modules were devised and are held by experts from international companies, law firms and national and international public authorities (in particular the German Competition Authority, the German Network Agency and the European Commission).
Only very few master's degrees in Germany - the MBL-FU is one of them - follow a ‘blended learning concept’ combining e-learning and traditional learning methods.
The MBL-FU is a master degree for persons who already have an undergraduate qualification. To be able to apply for a place, you must have a German or foreign degree, preferably with a primary focus on law. The MBL-FU is not a general legal qualification. It is a highly specialised course and as such is only attractive for persons who have already dealt with regulatory law and either work in this area or plan to do so.
The course is offered only as a full time course (2 semesters).
Through the registration as student, each student gets access to the internet-offers of the master course. Students that do not participate at the MBL-FU do not have access to these platforms.
In the MBL team, there are a number of assistants of foreign origin. As tutors, they act as mentors to the foreign students answering to content-related questions. The tutors are available via email and during their office hours.
This is feasible. One should consider that the modules last 8 weeks and include a paper as a form of exam, which is a significant percentage of hours. The lectures take place as block classes on Fridays and Saturdays, and during the rest of the week there is enough remaining time to deal with and deepen the material obtained in the lectures by using the e-learning offers.
No, that is not possible. A certain number of papers is necessary. Exams cover only one part of the knowledge. Only by writing papers can students exercise and monitor their understanding of connections and complex questions.
This length and time frame is feasible. Normally, such papers in legal science are not so much essays but rather experts’ reports, case solutions, contract drafts and drafts of legal opinions. They must comply with special form and content requirements, so that a volume of up to 50 pages does not seem too high.