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Year Two: Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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You will spend year two of this Double Masters Degree as a student in the 60 ECTS Advanced Master in European Integration (‘EuroMaster’) at the VUB's Institute for European Studies, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Brussels. The EuroMaster is an interdisciplinary evening programme (classes from 6 to 9PM) allowing you to specialise in 2 EU policy areas that will be mentioned on your degree. It’s a very international programme and has a balanced classroom mix of young professionals and full-time students. The programme has a dedicated website on which you can find all practical information relating to it.


After the 4 mandatory courses Economics of European Integration, Policy-making and Interest Representation in the EU, History and Law of the EU, and Research Methods Lab, you will take 2 pre-selected specialisation options, to be chosen from the list of 4 below:

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

You close off the programme with a Master’s thesis.

Teaching staff

The teaching staff of the 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.


If there’s any information that you cannot find on the EuroMaster website, feel free to get in touch with the IES!