M.Sc. On Campus

European Economic Studies

12 months
26000 EUR/year
26000 EUR/year
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The European Economic Studies programme of the College of Europe offers an incisive analysis of the important economic and business issues of Europe.


Why choose the European Economic Studies programme of the College of Europe?

  • Wide range of courses taught by top academics.
  • Inside views on how Europe works from senior policy officials and business persons.
  • Workshops and seminars run by experienced practitioners.
  • Practical skill development, ranging from debating techniques to empirical statistical methods.
  • 80% of students find jobs in EU institutions, multinational companies or national governments.

ECO - General economics track

On successful completion of this track you will obtain the degree of Master of Science in European Economic Studies.

All courses combine economic analysis with empirical assessment and critical in-depth reviews of EU policies and, where relevant, of the European economy in general. The programme focuses on European economic policies, but several courses also examine extensively the implications for business strategy.

EEIB - Economics for business track

On successful completion of this track you will obtain the degree of Master of Science in European Economic Studies with the mention 'European Economic Integration and Business'.

  • The specialisation combines high level economic analysis of European integration with an understanding of business and corporate strategy.
  • Business Case Studies enable the student to learn how the EU affects companies, and how a company or a sector develops an EU-specific strategy vis-à-vis policymakers, competitors and clients.
  • Career prospects in the business sector and in the public sector at national, international or European level.
  • Bilingual programme: English and French.

ELEA - Competition policy track

The ELEA option adds value to the core curricula of both lawyers and economists through a deeper knowledge and understanding of the other discipline. The purpose is not to transform lawyers into economists or vice versa. The option enables the two groups of students to ‘interconnect’ more easily and will thus be directly useful for their later work in EU competition policy enforcement and practice as well as in various fields related to market regulation.

EPPA - Public policy analysis track

The aim of public policies is to provide effective solutions to specific problems and to raise the welfare of society at an affordable cost. However, as society becomes more complex, the collection of relevant evidence becomes more arduous, the definition of efficient policies becomes more difficult, and the involvement of stakeholders requires more intricate processes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economics of European Integration: From Theory to Practice
  • EU Macroeconomics
  • European Business and Corporate Strategy
  • EU Regulation for Business
  • European Banking

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates for the European Law and Economics Analysis Option must, in addition, be motivated to work in interdisciplinary teams, and, ideally, have taken some courses in law or a related area
  • Candidates for the European Public Policy Analysis Option must be motivated to work in interdisciplinary teams, and, ideally, have taken some courses in political science or a related area.
  • Title of degree(s) already obtained
  • Professional experience
  • Language knowledge (French, English and other)
  • Names and e-mail addresses of 2 professors in order for you to send a reference request
  • CV
  • Copy of your university degree(s)
  • Transcripts from your University, Faculty, School, detailing results for every year of your studies and grades obtained - documents in the original language and translation into English or French
  • Erasmus studies: mention your Erasmus experience as a separate ‘degree’
  • Passport or national identity card 
  • Passport photo 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    26000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bruges

720 - 800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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