*The Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community. As a consequence of the virus, the IES moved its teaching fully online in mid March.

Our plan for the academic year 2020-2021 is is that EuroMaster classes will take place in a blended format, with a combination of on-campus and online teaching. Most classes will have an onsite element, which is offered to those who are now in Brussels. Others, who are currently unable to come to Belgium, will be provided with an equal alternative, including online seminars and live-streaming of lectures, where appropriate. Our courses have been (re)designed to ensure that we are capable of dealing with any changes to the health and safety protocols set out by the authorities. We recognise that COVID-19 presents a very serious threat, yet our innovative ways of blended learning will allow us to continue to teach without jeopardising the highest priority of health and safety. If you have any questions on this important issue, don’t hesitate to contact us. (Last updated 16 September 2020).

A carefully-designed Advanced Master evening programme*


The demanding, carefully designed, Advanced Master programme (60 ECTS) taught in English at the Institute for European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), allows students to combine studies and professional activities.

 
 

EuroMaster classes are organised in the evenings and can be followed over a period of one or two years.

 

Compulsory courses

Giving you a broad overview (21 credits)

Specialisation options

Providing you with deepening insights in 2 areas of your choice (24 credits)

Master's thesis

Finish the Programme with a Master’s thesis (15 credits). Engage in an exciting intellectual journey on the topic of your choice.


Compulsory courses enriched with specialisation options.

Compulsory courses

After the 4 mandatory courses, students have to take 2 pre-selected specialisation options, to be chosen from the list of 4 below. You close off the programme with a Master’s thesis.

 

Specialisation options

Meet the Team


Our staff is a unique mixture of renowned EU scholars and top level EU and international law practitioners. They combine academic rigour with the latest practical insights in a context of cultural diversity.


Prof. Dr. Ilke Adam

Prof.
I. ADAM

Prof.
J. SHAHIN

Prof. Caroline Buts

Prof.
C. BUTS

Prof. Youri Devuyst

Prof.
Y. DEVUYST

Prof.
R. CSERNATONI

Prof M. Jegers

Prof.
M. JEGERS

Prof. H. KALIMO

Prof.
H. KALIMO

Prof.
F. TRAUNER

Prof.
L. SIMON

Prof.
L. VAN HOVE

Prof.
S. OBERTHÜR