Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Program Description

Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel

1-year programme: 5 online EU modules & a summer school

The programme in a nutshell:

  • 5 back-to-back online EU modules (starting September), followed (or preceded) by a 2-week Summer School in Brussels and Vienna (July)

  • You choose your start date (July or September)

  • Perfect for full-time professionals or students with daytime schedule
  • Organised by a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on the doorstep of the main EU institutions
  • It has a dedicated website: www.eu-postgraduate.eu

More elaborate description:

From 2014 onwards, the IES offers a Postgraduate Certificate in European Policy-Making, developed and designed by EU and e-learning experts. This certificate is equivalent to 25 ECTS and combines both the IES Summer School and the EU-modules, thus embracing the Blended-Learning approach. This package involves two weeks of face-to-face intensive teaching together with the flexibility of the online modules.

Who can apply?

To qualify for admission you need to have:

  • a university degree equivalent to an Undergraduate degree in Social, Economic or Political Sciences, Business, Law and/or Contemporary History consisting of a programme of at least 180 ECTS, or relevant work experience
  • proved proficiency in English

An average time commitment of up to 10-12 hours per week should be envisaged when taking this programme. A strong sense of self-discipline is required.

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Programme

The Postgraduate Certificate in European Policy-making offers the unique flexibility that is provided by a Blended Learning approach and gets to grips with the EU from a variety of angles and methods. The state-of-the-art EU-modules, developed by e-learning experts, provide essential and concise information on the various aspects of the European Union, in a clear and user-friendly way. They are accessible at any time and from anywhere. Five online modules are offered on:

  • History and theories of European integration
  • European Union institutions
  • EU decision-making and law
  • EU public policy analysis
  • EU foreign affairs

The Summer School offers a complementary role, in that it offers an in-depth analysis of the institutional set-up and decision-making process in the European Union. Moreover, the Summer School offers students the opportunity to simulate the negotiation process in the European Council, which is an excellent exercise that prepares students for a career in and around the EU institutions. This mix of study tools and teaching methods represents the added value of the Postgraduate Certificate: while providing the flexibility of online learning, it offers a profound and critical analysis of the functioning of the European Union.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French


Last updated March 26, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2018
Duration
Duration
12 - 24 months
Part time
Price
Price
3,500 EUR
Information
Deadline
May 1, 2018
Early-bird deadline 1 March 2018: 10% discount if you are accepted and pay before 15 March 2018.
Locations
Belgium - Brussels
Start date: Sept. 1, 2018
Application deadline May 1, 2018
Early-bird deadline 1 March 2018: 10% discount if you are accepted and pay before 15 March 2018.
End date June 28, 2019
Dates
Sept. 1, 2018
Belgium - Brussels
Application deadline May 1, 2018
Early-bird deadline 1 March 2018: 10% discount if you are accepted and pay before 15 March 2018.
End date June 28, 2019
Price
If you take the programme in 1 year: 3500 EUR for EU / EHEA students, 3800 EUR for other students. If you take the programme in 2 years: 2100 EUR for Y1, 1800 EUR for Y2