The programme of studies  has a four pillar structure, consisting of teaching, special seminars, an internship and a dissertation. The total credit value of the programme is 90 ECTS. It commences in September, 2016. The language of instruction is English.

The co-directors of studies are Prof. Dr Kurt Deketelaere and Prof Dr Simone Borg. The programme coordinators are Prof. Dr Bram Delvaux, Dr Louise Spiteri and Raf Callaerts.



Teaching is organized in three successive units: 

  • International Energy, Environmental and Climate Change law
  • European Energy, Environment and Climate Change Law
  • Comparative Energy Environment and Climate Change Law 

At the end of each unit, students will be examined. For each unit students are also required to complete a research paper, thus enabling self-study and analysis in a chosen area related to that unit. The credit value per unit is 20 ECTS. 

Each session of the Master programme is open to individual participation - thus giving practitioners the opportunity to attend a given topic of their choice. Ask about our part time and distance learning options.

The lectures and seminars are held at the Valletta Campus of the University of Malta. 

Special seminars

The special seminars are held at the Valletta Campus of the University of Malta. Academics and practitioners who visit the University of Malta will hold special seminars at the end of March. 



Students are required to complete a traineeship with an organisation, whether public or private, in either the energy, environmental or climate change sector. This intership is an integral part of the programme. The programme will provide a list of approved internship hosts. Students 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 director in advance.

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.



Students are required to complete a dissertation. The dissertation has a credit value of 30 ECTS. 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. 

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