Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

2021 - 2022 Programme


Master's Degree in European Studies

 Daytime Programme  120 credits  2 years  bilingual or full English
 European Qualifications Framework (EQF): Level 7 
 Internship: no   Final assignment: yes   Exchange Programmes: yes


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 - Bruxelles  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.

Consult the programme on UCLouvain website

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.

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: Democracy and Citizenship;
  • module 2: Relations extérieures de l'Union européenne et gouvernance globale;
  • module 3: Europe socilae et environnementale;
  • module 4: Economy and Digital.

    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.


  The study programme is made up of a core curriculum representing 90 credits, as well as one professional focus of 30 credits. The annual block 1 provides the basic legal, economic, historical and political knowledge necessary to move on the professional focus and to embark upon the writing of a dissertation.   Further methodological teaching, thought-provoking discussions and language study enhance the course. The introduction to information and documentation provides help in researching documentary sources, the interdisciplinary seminar 'Thinking Europe' puts forward a possible cross-cutting approach to the various disciplines, and the learning of another language, on top of French and English, gives students the chance to expand their knowledge of European languages.


For a programme-type, and regardless of the focus, options/or elective courses selected, this master will carry a minimum of 120 credits divided over two annual units, corresponding to 60 credits each.