Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Specialised Master in EU Law - L'Institut d'études européennes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Specialised Master in EU Law

All the essential information to prepare your application for the Specialised Master in EU Law, organized by the Law Faculity of the ULB, with the IEE label.

The Specialised Master in EU Law (LL.M.) is a one-year programme that allows young professionals and graduates of a Master’s degree to deepen their knowledge and expertise in European law. 

Students in the programme will have the opportunity to professionalise through an internship or to participate in a prestigious moot court competition.

This programme is a 60-credit (ECTS) course, taught both in English and French. It provides an in-depth study of the legal principles on which the European Union is founded and the challenges it faces.


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When should I apply for the Specialised Master in EU Law ?

❯ For non-EU citizens, applications are open from mid-February until April 30th of the same year of the beginning of the Master (Feb-Apr 2020 to start in Sep 2020).

❯ For EU citizens, applications start in April 1st and remain open until September 30th of the same year of the beginning of the Master (Apr-Sep 2020 to start in Sep 2020).

Applications are done through the ULB’s enrolment website.



What are the admission criteria?

Applications sent on time are analysed by a jury, that looks at :

1❯ The quality of the academic record ;

2❯ The applicant’s profile, motivation and professional project ;

3❯ The international profile ;

4❯ A sufficient command of English and French is necessary

Check the full list of admission requirements.

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Who is this specialised programme for?

Graduates with a Master’s degree in Law who are seeking a specialised knowledge of EU Law can follow this advanced programme. Admissions for the programme are limited and subject to an assessment by a specialised jury.

Find out if this specialised programme is for you.

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How are classes organised?

All students follow a core module on the fundamentals of the EU legal order. Students then choose courses between two modules: the « Economic » module and the « Area of Freedom, Security and Justice » module. This allows them to benefit from a tailor-made specialisation.

Get details on the programme’s content.


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What is student life like at the IEE?

Associations give life to our campus. You can easily get involved in student activities through our student groups SAIES (the association representing IEE students) or Eyes on Europe (a student-led media on EU issues).

Learn more about life on campus and student activities on the Digital campus.

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What language level is required?

A sufficient command of French and English (B2 level of the European framework) are necessary to attend courses, to write papers, to pass exams, and to claim to the success of this Specialised Master. No proof of level is required. The LL.M. is taught both in English and French.

You can check the programme’s brochure for more information on the content.

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What are the career prospects for this Master?

The LL.M. gives access to a wide range of jobs related to European law and the European integration more generally.  Its graduates became law clerks at the Court of Justice of the European Union, lawyers, executives for NGOs or interest groups, legal officers in the European institutions and researchers.

Discover the professional trajectories of the IEE-ULB graduates.

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Why choose this Master ?

The LL.M. in EU Law allows its students to become the experts of tomorrow thanks to its theoretical and practical training. In the heart of Brussels and close to several European institutions, they meet professionals of the academic, judicial and institutional world, via the teachers and the events organised by the Centre for European Law.

Learn more about the Centre for European Law.

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