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International and European Law

Brussels School of Governance

36 months
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13000 EUR/year
13000 EUR/year
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About

The BA in International and European Law at the Brussels School of Governance provides the knowledge, skills and foundation needed for an international career related to the law.

Overview

The English-taught BA in International and European Law (180 ECTS) provides the knowledge, skills and foundation needed for a law-oriented international career. Students develop an understanding of legal systems around the world and how they interact, as well as the international system, the European integration process, and European and international law-making. In addition, students will gain an understanding of legal theories and processes in order to provide legal and policy analysis. The flexible curriculum includes a lot of writing assignments, allowing them to hone their legal writing skills.  

This programme stands out from other BA Law programmes taught at traditional law schools. Rather than receiving a typical training to become a lawyer at the Bar, students in this BA programme benefit from a more versatile approach to the curriculum, addressing legal issues from a more international and interdisciplinary perspective. Our law students work together on common projects with students who opted for another major, for example international affairs, allowing them to look at issues from different angles – a great asset in any corporate or public sector career. 

Students can choose from a variety of prestigious internships in the Brussels area where they can apply legal concepts and tools in a practical international working environment. Prior to entering the workforce, graduates can pursue studies in a range of Master’s programmes in various fields. Graduates will be prepared for careers in the public sector, international organisations, diplomacy, public affairs, lobby organisations, NGOs, think tanks, international businesses, banks and consultancies. Entry into traditional legal graduate programmes is not guaranteed upon completion of the programme, as such entry depends on national requirements. 

Key features 

  • Unique international and interdisciplinary 'business focused' approach to law 
  • Flexible curriculum with plenty of writing assignments and presentations 
  • Prestigious internship opportunities 
  • Small, interactive classes with practical focus (incl. Capstone project) 
  • Brings together students and faculty of truly versatile international backgrounds 
  • Fall & Spring intakes 
  • Supported by the extensive expertise of our Office for Teaching, Learning and Innovation to accommodate sophisticated blended teaching methods 
  • Individual career advice sessions offered to students throughout their academic experience and beyond 
The Brussels School of Governance is an alliance between the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Vesalius College. This BA in International and European Law is a programme that is organised by Vesalius College. 

Accreditation

Vesalius College is registered with the Flemish government of Belgium as an institution of higher education, and its bachelor’s and master’s degrees have been granted accredited status by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO, Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie).

Programme Structure

To complete this Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 180 ECTS is required. Most students complete the intense and rigorous study programme within 3 years of admission. The programme also requires the writing of a BA thesis. 

  • Core courses: students start with the core curriculum, a set of courses that develop the relevant skills, knowledge and abilities essential to our distinctive undergraduate programme. 
  • Major requirements: students also take a range of major requirement courses, such as Business law, Human rights, Global politics, and Rhetoric. 
  • Major electives: students choose from a broad range of elective courses, one of which is an internship opportunity with one of our prestigious partner institutions 
  • Free electives: students also choose free electives from any of the Bachelor-level courses offered, which allows for a wealth of choices that constitutes one of the unique aspects of our BA programmes. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students can start their studies in the fall or in the spring semester

Credits

180 ECTS

Delivered

Blended
  • Fully structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for admission must have graduated from a secondary school prior to beginning their studies at Vesalius College. Admission decisions take into account the candidate’s secondary school performance, examination results and English language competence, as well as demonstrated personal qualities and character. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Brussels

885 - 1305 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Vesalius College will award Academic Excellence Scholarships to students who have outstanding academic records in secondary school and whose extra-curricular achievements show evidence of leadership in today’s global society. Other factors include one letter of recommendation from their secondary school and, in certain cases, standardised test scores.

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