Degree Structure

To complete the bachelor’s degree in International & European Law at Vesalius College, a minimum of 180 ECTS (credits or study points) is required. Most students complete the intense and rigorous study programme within 3 years of admission to the college. Students are also encouraged to complete a Study Abroad semester at one of our partner universities overseas and to take an internship as part of our prestigious internship programme.

The 180-ECTS degree programme is divided into several different requirements. In general, students start with the core curriculum, a set of courses that develop the relevant skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the College’s distinctive undergraduate programme.

In addition to the core curriculum, students take major requirement courses. These courses are divided into law, politics, business and economics courses.

To give students the opportunity to develop areas of personal and professional interest, Vesalius College requires the completion of major electives and free electives. International & European Law students at Vesalius College may also choose any minor, regardless of their major. In order to obtain the ‘Minor’ classification, students must follow all four courses within that Minor.