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About

The LLM in International and European Law programme from the Institute for European Studies (IES) offers a broad, cutting-edge education to prepare you for a demanding international career in law. It is one of the longest-standing LLM programmes around (since 1971). It offers specialisation options in Public Law, Business Law, and since 2018 also in Data Law.

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Overview

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 47 years already.

The International and European Law programme from the Institute for European Studies (IES) 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. 

Small class size ensures a true “family feel” on a global scale. Our over 1250 PILC alumni are of 108 nationalities.

Career

In addition to the networks that the LLM professors and Brussels in general offer, the Programme actively supports the students with the following specific career development tools.

VUB Career center

All IES students can benefit from career advice, including interview preparation and CV review at the VUB Career Centre. This unique service offered by the VUB in cooperation with Randstad was launched in 2011. Clients of the Career Centre include major law firms and the European Commission.

CV preparation workshop

Professors assist graduating students in their preparation of CVs and job applications.

LLM Job Market

A virtual platform for communicating job opportunities within the Alumni network.

Programme Structure

Courses:

Compulsory courses:

  • EU Institutional Framework and Judicial Protection
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Globalization, International Law & Sustainable Development
  • International and European Protection of Human Rights
  • EU Economic Law
  • International Economic Law and Organizations
  • European and International Competition Law
  • EU External Relations

Specialisation options:

Public Law

  • Case Study on Public International/EU law
  • EU Environmental Law in an International Context
  • International and European Criminal Law

Business Law

  • Case Study on European Competition Law
  • European and International Private Law
  • International and European Taxation

Data Law

  • International and European Data Protection Law
  • Data Policies in the European Union
  • Case Study on Global Privacy and Data Protection

Audience

Students are eligible to apply when they have completed their study of law and have received, in accordance with the requirements in their host country, a final law degree that provides access to the legal profession or to the qualifying exams for admission to the Bar. The equivalence of foreign degrees will be decided by the Academic Board of the Programme.

Lecturers

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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applicants who need to apply for a visa are strongly encouraged to send their application before 1 April.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students are eligible to apply when they have completed their study of law and have received, in accordance with the requirements in their host country, a final law degree that provides access to the legal profession or to the qualifying exams for admission to the Bar. The equivalence of foreign degrees will be decided by the Academic Board of the Programme.
  • Students are selected by the Academic Board of the Programme on the basis of an overall assessment of their profiles, including their academic qualifications, work and other relevant experience, motivation as well as the required level of proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Study materials: ca. €500.

Funding

A number of (partial) tuition fee waivers are available. Students can apply for such a waiver until 15 April 2020, by writing a statement in the relevant section of the application form. Students must attach evidence of both merit and need to their application.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

International and European Law LL.M.
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The Institute for European Studies (IES)

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