BA in International & European Law

Vesalius College is closely monitoring the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community. Please note that since the start of the lockdown in March, Vesalius College lectures have taken place online for all programmes.
In the light of the current situation, we decided to move our Bachelor programmes online for the entire first semester of the upcoming 2020-21 academic year, until January 2021. We have taken this measure to accommodate prospective BA students who may be unable to travel to Belgium or get a travel visa in time. If allowed, VeCo will complement this measure by a higher number of events, such as guest lectures, that could then be attended either physically or online, to ensure students based in Belgium are still offered opportunities to meet each other, and to benefit from the College’s unique location in Brussels.
We realise that teaching is one of Vesalius’s great strengths and that this decision may be inconvenient to many of you, but we must recognise that Covid-19 presents a very serious threat to the health and well-being of all.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at  vesalius.college.admissions@vub.be
Application deadline: 15 September 2020

The BA in International and European Law at Vesalius College provides the knowledge, skills and foundation needed for an international career related to the law. This programme is ideal for students who are interested in international and European legal issues. Students will gain an understanding of legal theories and processes in order to provide legal and policy analysis.  The curriculum allows students to develop an understanding of legal systems around the world and how they interact, as well as the international system, the European integration process, and European and international law-making.

Students will also develop practical skills through reading and analysing recent legal materials, cases and reporting documents.  They will learn to draft legal texts, give oral presentations and work in group sessions. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to undertake an internship with law professionals as part of their studies.  This programme offers a truly interdisciplinary approach whereby students can choose legal courses of study in a business as well as in the international and European context.

Career Perspectives

Graduates will be prepared for careers in:

  • Public sector, the EU, the UN or other international organisations
  • Diplomacy, public affairs and lobby organisations, NGOs and think tanks
  • International businesses, banks and consultancies

Prior to entering the workforce, International and European Law graduates can go on to pursue studies in a range of Master’s programmes in various fields, such as:

  • Business
  • Competition Law
  • European Integration
  • European Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Global Banking & Finance
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • IP & Information Law
  • Journalism
  • Public law

Entry into traditional legal graduate programmes (leading to a profession as advocate, attorney, barrister, judge, etc.) is not guaranteed upon completion of the programme as such entry is dependent on national requirements.