*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, and is fully prepared to complete the year in this manner.
Our plan for the upcoming academic year 2020-2021 is similar. In case the currently implemented ‘social distancing protocol’ remains active in Belgium by the end of September 2020, the IES will continue to organise its classes online for the start of the academic year 2020-2021, up until in-person classes are allowed again. This way, we shall ensure that the students can flexibly benefit from our high quality education, whichever the format. 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.
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.
Giving you a broad overview (21 credits)
Providing you with deepening insights in 2 areas of your choice (24 credits)
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.
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.
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.
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