Master [120] in European Studies

euro2m  2016-2017  Louvain-la-Neuve

At Louvain-la-Neuve - 120 credits - 2 years - Day schedule - In french
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES - Internship : NO
Activities in English: YES - Activities in other languages : NO
Activities on other sites : YES
Main study domain : Sciences politiques et sociales
Organized by: Faculté des sciences économiques, sociales, politiques et de communication (ESPO)
Programme code: EURO2M - Francophone Certification Framework: 7


Students can follow the "Master 120 en études européennes / Master 120 in European Studies" as a blilingual programme in French and English or they can choose to take all the courses in English only.

The European dimension is playing a growing role in social and economic affairs, in lawmaking and in the political lives of Member States, and has an increasing influence - directly or indirectly - on the lives of European citizens.
The Master in European Studies aims to prepare students for positions where this European dimension is important.
The Master’s programme is organised jointly by the UCL’s Institute of European Studies and the Saint-Louis University - Brussels. Classes take place in Louvain-la-Neuve and Brussels.

Your profile


  • are considering a career in the public administration, interest representation or consultancy associated with the European institutions, or a job in one of the various economic or social activities which require expertise in European affairs;
  • are looking for a course which provides real insight into how the institutions work, the international role and policies of the European Union, and which guarantees a high level of specialisation.

Your future job

Graduates may work as advisers, representatives, analysts, managers or in posts in organisations and bodies in some way connected with the European Union. They will be asked to take a thoughtful, critical stance vis-à-vis Europe, based on the knowledge and analytical elements needed to grasp and evaluate the European integration process.
Many possible careers will be open to them, in both the public and private sectors.
After the course, graduates find work in:

  • one of the many management or executive administrative posts in public administrations or international organisations;
  • policy or research departments within the European institutions, in commercial and industrial companies, professional associations, private consultants, planning organisations working in various areas (social, regional, family, social security, etc.);
  • international careers (on passing a competitive exam);
  • teaching and research.

Your programme

This Master’s programme will give you:

  • economic, political, legal and historical knowledge related to European integration;
  • skills to analyse its internal and external aspects;
  • a multi-disciplinary approach to European integration issues;
  • a detailed look at a topical European issue;
  • subject specialisations involving a number of fields;
  • a strong international dimension (a four-month ERASMUS stay as well as bilingual English-French teaching).

Course: "European Governance and societies"

  • module 1: European society, human rights and values in Europe;
  • module 2: the European Union’s role in the world, a global player in international relations in the age of globalisation;
  • module 3: main policies of the European Union, budgetary resources and European decision-making.

    For this programme the student needs to have a working knowledge of French and English, but the course also includes the learning of another language.