2018 - 2019 Programme
Master's Degree in European Studies
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.
This programme is organised jointly by the Université Saint-Louis and the Université catholique de Louvain. Except for some activities, the courses are held in Louvain-la-Neuve. The enrollment and the student cursus are managed by the Université catholique de Louvain.
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.
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:
This Master’s programme will give you:
Course: "European Governance and societies"
The programme consists of a common core of 90 credits and a specialised orientation of 30 credits. The first year courses provide the fundamental legal, economic, historical and political knowledge, needed to take on the courses of the specialisation and to engage in writing the final dissertation.
Various methodological, reflexive and linguistic elements enrich the programme: introduction to research of European documentary sources, cross disciplinary approach to the various course materials during seminars; learning a foreign language in addition to French and English, thus highlighting a European multilingual profile.
During his second year of master each student will choose, in addition of the core courses, 30 credits from the orientation European governance and policies. This orientation contains the following
The programme, which welcomes many international students, offers the opportunity to follow part of the course abroad under the Erasmus agreements. Erasmus exchanges take place in the first semester of the second year of the master.
During Autumn, an alternative week is organized in Brussels. This week allows the students to take part in conferences, to meet actors of the European construction or to visit institutions and organizations in the heart of the European Union.