A postgraduate LL.M. renowned for its outstanding quality and international character.


Hosted at a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (IES-VUB) right at the heart of the European Union, this renowned Brussels-based LL.M. (formerly known as“PILC”) has offered excellence in the field for 44 years already.

The programme is tailored for demanding global careers in law, as the professors are nominated specifically for each course in the Programme and are an international mixture of high-ranking practitioners and leading academics.

We have made special efforts to maintain our tuition as affordable as possible to the students. Small class size ensures a true “family feel” on a global scale. Our over 1200 PILC alumni are of 108 nationalities.

The courses are exclusively at advanced master (i.e post-graduate EQF 7) level and the curriculum covers in parallel the essential aspects of international and European law.


The benefits


 
  • Central location in Brussels, the heart of the EU: excellent research, networking and job possibilities
  • Demanding, exclusively advanced master (i.e. post-graduate EQF 7) level curriculum
  • Over 40 years of excellence
  • Part of the IES, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, a hub of cutting edge research and activities on EU in the international context, presided by previous trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht
  • Chairs nominated exclusively for this Programme
  • Chairs that are an international mixture of high-ranking practitioners and leading academics
  • Perfect for the global work market: curriculum covers essential aspects of international and European law
  • Limited class size ensures high interaction amongst students and professors – a bond that lasts
  • Students of truly versatile international backgrounds and outstanding quality
  • An affordable tuition fee: €4800 (including e.g. field trip to the European Court of Justice)
  • An extensive alumni network of over 1200 lawyers of 108 nationalities
  • Dedicated LLM seminar room, state-of-the art facilities and educational tools
  • Outstanding employability: 50 % of our alumni received job within a month, 95 % within 6 months