In addition to the Law programme, students also take part in the European General Studies Programme.
A specialised programme, European Law and Economic Analysis (ELEA), is offered to a limited number of students of the Legal Studies and Economics Departments.
The College organises an intensive Introductory Course for those students whose prior background in European law might not be sufficient to follow this highly specialised programme.
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
The core curriculum is composed of six compulsory courses. In the first term, all students attend the compulsory course on the 'Internal Market and the EU Citizenship Law' and choose between the compulsory course on 'Institutions de l'UE' and 'Droit constitutionnel de l'UE' depending on their prior studies. In the second term, the choice of compulsory course is between 'The External Relations of the EU' and 'Droit de la concurrence, secteur public'. Moreover, each student follows a compulsory course on 'Judicial Remedies' and on 'Competition Law' which are simultaneously taught in French and English. The choice of both the course in EU Litigation and EU Competition Law and of the seminars takes place using a course/seminar allocation. Students indicate a list of preferences/priorities; the final allocation of courses and seminars is done by the department in function of the students’ priorities, the respect of the language rule and the maximum class size to maintain the interactive character of the course.All students have to participate in the Legal Methodology course on "Case Law" and "Writing Skills".
Each student attends three seminars and will have to present an original Master’s Thesis relating to one of the seminars chosen.
Students will have the possibility to attend a number of specialised compact seminars throughout the academic year.Moreover, each student of the Law department will participate in the programme of European General Studies programme by choosing two courses in this department.
In addition to the general admission requirements of the College of Europe, students admitted to the Department of European Legal Studies in Bruges must hold a university degree in Law. Admission to the College of Europe requires either a Bologna Master's degree, or a pre-Bologna equivalent degree, or a final university degree and at least 240 ECTS credits acquired in the course of one's university studies. Equivalence will be determined on the basis of objective criteria.
International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Belgium when:
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