Energy: Strategy, Law and Economics

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    ΔΙΔΑΚΤΡΑ: 5,000€
    ΠΡΟΚΗΡΥΞΗ: Ανενεργή
    ΠΡΟΚΗΡΥΞΗ: Ανενεργή
    • The Postgraduate Studies Program (PMS) “Energy: Strategy, Law & Economics – Ενέργεια: Στρατηγική, Δίκαιο & Οικονομία”, has the following objectives:

      1. Education for the acquisition of scientific background across the whole spectrum of energy affairs, in the way in which the energy sector gets intergrated in the strategic developments of the 21st century, in energy policies embedded in bilateral, multilateral and European policies, in arising legal and institutional issues, as well as in matters regarding networks and transportation of existing and new energy fields and resources.
      2. The Postgraduate Studies Program (PMS) “Energy: Strategy, Law & Economics – Ενέργεια: Στρατηγική, Δίκαιο & Οικονομία” approaches the energy sector in an interdisciplinary way, based on which students will be trained to link the politicaleconomic issues of energy to the institutional, economic and political dimension of the energy policies of the States and the EU and to deepen into the way these policies are affected by the interrelated strategic and regional issues.
      3. The content and the nature of the Postgraduate Studies Program (PMS) “Energy: Strategy, Law & Economics – Ενέργεια: Στρατηγική, Δίκαιο & Οικονομία” are shaped as to respond successfully to the particular scientific needs related to understanding, analyzing and deepening energy business, where strategy, policy, law, economics and regional issues are intertwined and interacting. The purpose of the Program is the training and preparation of qualified and competent scientists and researchers wishing to promote and take an active role in shaping the institutional/ regulatory framework and the Greek and European energy policy. Finally, the PMS aims, through the close collaboration of the academic community with the society and the bussinesses and the international institutions involved, to develop and disseminate findings of scientific research in the fields of energy policy implementation, 3 the associated international affairs and the strategy and decision-making at both political and business levels.
      4. Exploitation and dissemination of findings of scientific research in the fields of energy policy-making, the associated international affairs, policy and decision-making at both political and business level, through close cooperation of the academic community with society and businesses and the international institutions involved.
      5. Creation of an organizational infrastructure enhancing international co-operation with corresponding programs abroad.
      6. Provision of substantial and formal qualifications for further professional or academic career in the field of energy.

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      Following the unanimous decisions of the Senate of the University of Piraeus and the Assembly of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus the reestablishment of the Program took place in accordance with Prot. No: 92529/Z1-6/6/2018 Decision of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. We are pleased to announce the opening of the application process for the Master program in Energy: Strategy, Law and Economics for the academic year 2020-2021. The Graduate Program is fully taught in English.

      This is the first Master Program at South Eastern Europe and one of the few programs in Europe dedicated exclusively to Energy strategy, law & economics. It is designed to prepare the next generation of multidisciplinary professionals seeking to obtain strong academic skills in order to pursue careers (particularly in the South Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean regions) in the energy industry, shipping, international organizations, national and international oil & gas companies, renewables, government and regulatory authorities, the media, policy making institutes and think tanks, consulting houses, law firms, the diplomatic corps, etc. The Program is also pertinent for experts who are already working in the energy sector and seek to become more involved in a dynamically developing field.

      The curriculum of our Energy Master Program has been designed with an interdisciplinary approach in mind echoing the demands and expectations of the market where strategy, policy, law and economics are more closely intertwined than ever before. Distinguished Professors (economists, lawyers and political scientists) from the University of Piraeus and other Universities in Europe and the U.S., as well as globally recognized experts, come together with great enthusiasm in this innovative curriculum to address contemporary issues of Energy strategy, law & economics.

      √ The specific program combines the interdisciplinary theoretical knowledge with practical application. The courses concern law, economics, strategy and international relations, as well as purely technical issues of E&P and cover the whole spectrum of the energy business and of adjacent or conterminous markets and sectors (shipping, external/foreign policy, regulation, public administration, consulting, etc.)

      √ Teaching is undertaken by distinguished university professors as well as experts on a global basis in the fields of energy, international policy, energy law and economics from international energy companies, Independent Authorities, International Organizations etc.

      √ Innovative methods of teaching and research are applied which include lectures, tutorials & seminars, conferences, study visits in refineries, LNG terminals and energy companies and institutions, assignments connected with the market (e.g. elaborations of companies’ business plans) etc.

      √ Lectures are given over two semesters. Then students work on their Master thesis for the Graduate Program. During each semester, four (4) courses are taught one (1) of which is chosen from a list of up to ten (10) different elective subjects. Lectures start during the Fall and last for eleven (11) weeks for each semester. They are held on Friday evenings and on Saturdays.

      √ The selection of candidates is made based on strict meritocratic criteria (academic record, professional experience, language competence/multilingualism, professional prospects, etc.). Tuition fees are 5000 euros for the whole program. For the payment of fees, students prepay an admission fee and pay three installments at the beginning of each semester and the beginning of the summer period.

      The applications are due by 15 June 2020, exclusively through an online special application form provided by the Secretariat of the Master Program:

      After submission of the online application, the interested candidates have to print, sign and send the email confirmation with all the related attachments to the Master Program’s address. The recommendation letters have to be also sent to the Master Program’s address.

      The applications should be accompanied with:

      1)Copy of Diplomas, providing the final grade. The provision of a detailed transcript of records of all courses is welcomed. Applications from students who are expected to compete their studies by September 2020 are accepted.
      2)Two recommendation letters from professors and/or employers.
      3)Certificates proving English language skills.
      4) Two recent photos.

      The applications must be directed to:
      Master Program in Energy: Strategy, Law & Economics
      University of Piraeus, Department of International and European Studies.
      80 Karaoli & Dimitriou str., PC 185 34, Piraeus

      Inquiries can me addressed as follows:
      Ms. Ioanna Bantouna
      Ε-mail: [email protected]
      Ms. Christiana Papadopoulou
      E-mail: [email protected]

    • The PMS starts in the winter or spring semester of each academic year. 9 The curriculum includes two (2) semesters and a summer period for the preparation of the diploma thesis. The lessons are taught on a semester basis and each cycle of studies leading to the grant of the PMS’s degree includes lectures and research activity. The instruction language of the classes is English. The postgraduate students must attend and be successfully examined to eight (8) courses, six (6) out of which are compulsory and two (2) are of elective nature, as well as, to prepare for submission a postgraduate diploma dissertation.

      In order to be awarded the degree of the PMS a total of seventy-five (75) credits (ECTS) are required. Credits per course, per semester and of the program in total are presented in the table below.

      The courses are scheduled in semesters, taught on a weekly basis.

      During their studies, the postgraduate students are obliged to eg. attend and successful be examined in the postgraduate courses, conduct research activity and write scientific papers, etc., as well as to prepare and submit the postgraduate diploma thesis. The language of instruction is set to be English. The lessons are taught based on physical presence.

      The course schedule is indicatively formed as follows

      1st SEMESTER

      • International Policy – International Political Economy of Energy – 7 ECTS
      • Energy Policies and Law in EU and Member States – 8 ECTS
      • Energy Security and Economics – 8 ECTS
      • Elective Course (see list below) – 7 ECTS

      2nd SEMESTER

      • Intergovernmental Agreements and Commercial Energy Contracts – 7 ECTS
      • Geopolitics of Energy – 8 ECTS
      • Energy Networks in Southeast Europe, Mediterranean and Caucasus: International Law and International Relations – 8 ECTS
      • Elective Course (see list below) – 7 ECTS


      • Preparation and Submission of Postgraduate Diploma Dissertation – 15 ECTS



      • Competition in Εnergy Μarkets: Strategy & Institutions
      • Foreign Policy and Energy: The cases of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus
      • Special Issues in Energy Finance and Risk Management
      • NATO and the EU: Energy Strategy and Policies
      • Special Issues in Energy, Environment and Climate Change
      • Special Issues in Greek Energy Policy
      • Special Issues in Energy Law
      • Special Issues in Research and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons
      • Special Issues in Regulation and Operation of Contemporary Energy Markets
      • Energy transportation with emphasis on shipping

      Modification of the curriculum and reallocation of courses both between the semesters and in relation to any extra semester of part-time studies can be made through decisions of the relevant bodies and will be included in the Regulation of Postgraduate Studies.

      By decision of the Coordinating Committee, it may be stipulated that students are required to attend preliminary courses without taking examinations, such courses be offered by the program prior to the commencement of normal courses



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