Advanced Master in European Integration


Program Description

The EuroMaster is an interdisciplinary programme taught in English geared towards an international range of young and mid-level professionals as well as advanced students from across the political sciences. It provides students with advanced academic training across a wide range of EU policies and concepts in order to gain a thorough understanding of the process of European integration in both its economic and political dimensions.

The Programme operates as a “Master after Master”, requiring students to have strong and consistent marks across a minimum of 4 years of study.

What can I study?

The EuroMaster offers a common core of 4 courses (21 ECTS) on the essential features of European Integration:

Mandatory courses (21 ECTS):
  • Economics of European Integration
  • Policy-making and Interest Representation in the European Union
  • History and Law of the European Union
  • Research Methods Lab
Specialisation options (24 ECTS):

After these 4 mandatory courses, students have to take 2 pre-selected specialisation options, to be chosen from the list of 4 below:

  • European Economy: EU Internal Market & Competition Policy + European Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Migration and Europe: Diversity Policies in the EU + European Immigration Policy
  • European External Relations and Security Policy: European External Relations + European Security and Counter-Terrorism
  • European Environmental Governance: The Greening of the European Economy + European Climate and Energy Governance

Students also have to complete a Master Thesis (15 ECTS)

Total: 60 ECTS

Who can apply?

The EuroMaster is oriented towards both full-time students as well as professionals of different backgrounds, who seek to deepen their understanding of the EU. For this purpose, the Euromaster classes are organised after working hours to enable both full-time students and professionals to attend the lectures. To qualify for admission you should have:

• A Master’s degree, or equivalent of at least 240 ECTS in Social, Economic or Political Sciences, Business, Law and/or Contemporary History. If your degree is not within these disciplines, relevant work experience in these or related fields may qualify.

• excellent academic results for both prior degrees of 70% (2nd class honours upper division, Belgian equivalent; upper 2:1 UK equivalent, 2.8/4 GPA).

• proven proficiency in English

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Teaching staff

The teaching staff in the IES’ Euromaster programme is a unique mixture of renowned EU scholars and top-level EU practitioners who combine academic rigour with the latest practical insights and cultural diversity. Applications and scholarships Visit our website for details on how to apply.

The programme offers a number of scholarships that take the form of a reduced tuition fee. These are awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrable need. Students should apply for the tuition waiver when submitting their application for the programme - waiver applications should be submitted by 15 April at the latest.

Career and alumni

All IES students can benefit from career advice, including interview preparation and CV review at the VUB Career Centre. To find out more about this excellent service, please visit this page.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

The Institute for European Studies is an autonomous department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It was created in 2001 through an initiative taken by the Flemish Government. As a Jean Monnet Center ... Read More

The Institute for European Studies is an autonomous department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It was created in 2001 through an initiative taken by the Flemish Government. As a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the IES teaches advanced Master programmes, and focuses on interdisciplinary research in European Studies, more specifically on the role of the EU in an international setting. Within this scope, the IES provides academic services to scholars, policy makers and the general public. Read less
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