Teaching is organised in three successive blocs, comprising international environmental and energy law; EC environmental and energy law; and comparative environmental and energy law respectively. Students are required to complete a paper for each of these blocs - thus enabling self-study and analysis in a chosen area of each bloc. Obtainment of the Master's title requires the finalisation of a Master paper, which covers one issue - whether part of energy law or of environmental law, or both - from the point of view of international, European and comparative law.
Each session of the Master programme is open to individual participation - thus giving practitioners the opportunity to attend a given topic of their choice. Participation by outside, practicing students has proven to be added value for the students of a regular programme.
Students are also given the chance to complete a one-month traineeship with an organisation, whether public or private, in either the environmental or energy sector. Leuven's location, 15 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, offers unique opportunities in this respect. The one-month work experience is an integral part of the Master's programme, for which classes are suspended.