LLM in International and European Law
Brussels School of Governance (BSoG)
1 - 2 year
EUR 6,000 / per year **
31 Aug 2024*
Earliest start date
23 Sep 2024
* for EEA citizens| Application deadline for non-EEA citizens: March 31, 2024
** tuition fees are applicable to both EU and non-EU student
Kickstart your career in today’s demanding legal environment with our LLM in International and European law at the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG). Join our programme director, current students and alumni to learn more and ask your questions about what it is like to study in Brussels at BSoG.
This LLM in International and European Law from the Brussels School of Governance is a flexible and interactive evening programme preparing you for today's global legal challenges. It is organised by the Institute for European Studies, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, and of which the degree will be awarded by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The Institute for European Studies is part of the Brussels School of Governance, an alliance with Vesalius College, established in February 2021.
The LLM in International and European Law at the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG) combines excellence and flexibility. This 60 ECTS Advanced Master’s programme stands out with its evening classes, making it an ideal choice for both recent law graduates and professionals looking to enhance their legal expertise without disrupting their daytime commitments. Students can take this programme over one or two years.
Set against the backdrop of Brussels, the capital of Belgium and Europe and a pivotal location for European and international law, this LLM’s curriculum offers an immersive experience in the legal dynamics of Europe and beyond. It integrates traditional legal education with a focus on current global challenges. Capitalising on the core areas of the BSoG’s research portfolio, it zooms in on EU external relations, sustainability, migration, human rights, economy, and the evolving landscape of digital law (data protection / artificial intelligence).
The Brussels School of Governance hosts important research projects funded by the EU on topics such as sustainability, climate policies, the role of the EU in world politics, digitalisation, and migration and diversity, among other topics. This environment allows LLM students to learn about developments in these topics directly from those who are leading the field.
- Innovative curriculum: Combining core areas of European and international law with emerging global challenges.
- Evening classes: Designed for your convenience, the evening classes format offers the perfect balance for professionals and students who wish to continue their education while managing daytime commitments.
- Flexible study duration: Choose from a one-year intensive track or a two-year part-time format, catering to different pacing and scheduling needs.
- Research-backed education: Taught at the Brussels School of Governance, a leading institute in policy and fundamental research of the highest quality in an international context.
- Strategic location: Benefit from the knowledge and networks of professors working at the EU and other institutions and law firms in Brussels.
- Interactive learning environment: Experience personalised learning with limited class size, ensuring meaningful interaction and networking opportunities.
- Solid foundations: The programme of excellence was established in 1971.
- Global alumni network: Join a community of over 1300 alumni, expanding your professional network and career opportunities.
- Unique educational experience based on the STEP approach to teaching and learning
- Supported by the expertise of our Office for Teaching and Learning Innovation to accommodate sophisticated blended teaching methods
The teaching staff is a unique mixture of renowned EU scholars, top-level EU practitioners and practising lawyers that combine academic rigour with the latest practical insights and cultural diversity.
This LLM has three components:
- Core areas of international and European law (12 ECTS): Deepen your understanding of EU History and Law and policymaking and Interest Representation.
- Emerging global challenges (30 ECTS each): Engage with courses in EU External Relations Law, EU Migration and Human Rights Law, EU and Global Sustainability Law, The Law of the Transforming EU Economy, and EU Data Law, focusing on Data Protection, AI, and beyond.
- Research block (18 ECTS): Culminate your studies with an MA thesis, demonstrating your expertise in a chosen topic under personalized guidance.