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The Institute for European Studies Specialized Master in Interdisciplinary EU Studies
The Institute for European Studies

Specialized Master in Interdisciplinary EU Studies

Brussels, Belgium

1 Years

English, French

Full time

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Sep 2024

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* 835 € a year for EU citizens


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The Specialized Master in EU Interdisciplinary Studies is a 60-credit course in English organized by IEE-ULB.

This Specialized Master has interdisciplinarity as one of its main features.

They are a reflection on European political, economic, social and legal integration issues.

The uniqueness of this Master program lies in its focus on career development. An innovative seminar is organised to offer students the necessary skills to develop a professional project and a career plan.

The programme of the Specialized Master in EU Interdisciplinary Studies

The curriculum of this Specialized master’s degree is not for initiation into the topic, but for an in-depth study of the proposed themes. A fundamental module of compulsory courses allows for an understanding of European integration.

Then, the student can choose between 3 thematic tracks:

  • Economic Governance and Policies in the EU
  • Migrations, Rights and Policies
  • EU integration, Regionalism and Global Governance

Internship is compulsory. Students write a final dissertation based on the professional experience acquired through the internship and the seminar on career development.

Students of this Specialized master’s degree can benefit from an annual student exchange program and of an international academic chair in Comparative Regionalism, both part of an agreement with the Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan).


The goal of this programme is to develop the skills of the student. By supplementing their training with a high level of expertise, they are better equipped to understand how EU policies function. It aims to train the experts of the future, developing skills in analysis, synthesis and debate.

Career prospects

This Specialized master’s degree prepares people for a career in:

  • European, national or local institutions
  • private companies
  • trade associations
  • special interest groups
  • NGOs
  • media and communication.


This programme is organised by the Institute for European Studies of the ULB (IEE-ULB). Candidates are accepted on the basis of academic criteria, in particular through an evaluation:

  • Of the quality of the academic record of the candidate (results obtained during previous studies, but also the relevance of previous studies completed and their capacity to prepare the student to follow the Masters in European Studies)
  • Of the student’s motivation and project and
  • Of his/her international profile.
  • A sufficient command of English is necessary.

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