A demanding full-time day programme.


The LLM in International and European law is a 60 ECTS Advanced Master’s degree obtained in one academic year (from end September until early July).

 
 

The programme offers a balanced, versatile package that consists of compulsory and optional courses as well as a Master thesis:

 

Compulsory courses

Giving you a broad overview (18 credits) as well as deepening insights (12 credits) into international and EU law, including a short research paper by teams of up to four students.

Optional courses

Specialise in either the public or business law option (12 credits), including practical exercises and a real life case study simulation, for instance in the field of European competition law.

Master's thesis

Finish the Programme with a Masters’ thesis, worth 18 credits. Engage in an exciting intellectual journey on the topic of your choice.


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.


Prof.
D. ARTS

Prof.
P. DE HERT

Prof.
Y. DEVUYST

Prof.
R. GOSALBO BONO

Prof.
S. GUTWIRTH

Prof.
F. HOFFMEISTER

Prof.
T. JORIS

Prof. H. KALIMO

Prof.
H. KALIMO

Prof.
M. LAMENSCH

Prof.
K. DE GUCHT

Prof.
A. NUYTS

Prof.
S. OBERTHÜR

Prof.
S. SMIS

Prof.
B. SMULDERS

Prof.
S. VAN THIEL

Case Study Tutors


• Bertold BÄR-BOUYSSIÈRE, DLA Piper
• Etienne CLAES, LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae
• Maurits DOLMANS, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
• Rupert ELDERKIN, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
• Porter ELLIOTT, Van Bael & Bellis
• Christoph FEDDERSEN, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
• Kent KARLSSON, Kastell
• Jonas KOPONEN, Linklaters
• Anne MacGREGOR, Cadwalader
• Robert MURRAY, Mischon de Reya
• Robert O’DONOGHUE, Brick Court Chambers
• Mike PULLEN, DLA Piper
• Steven SPINKS, Sidley Austin LLP
• Irina TANASESCU, European Commission
• Bertold THEEUWES, Lorenz
• Filip TUYTSCHAEVER, Contrast. European & Business Law

Emeritus Professors


• Bart DE SCHUTTER, Founding PILC Director, former President of the VUB Institute for European Studies, former VUB Rector and former Dean of the Law Faculty of the VUB
• Jonathan FAULL, Head of Task Force for Strategic Issues related to the UK Referendum
• Robert FISCHER, Legal Adviser at the European Commission (retired)
• Edward Patrick LATHAM, European Commission official (retired)
• Bernhard SCHLOH, Legal Adviser at the Council of the European Union (retired)
• Neri SYBESMA-KNOL, Former full-time Professor at the Law Faculty of the VUB, former Director of the Centre for the United Nations law (VUB)