Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Programme Description

Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel

1- or 2-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) as well as your timing option (full-time = 1 year; part-time = 2 years)

  • 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
  • proven 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 October 26, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
July 2019
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
12 - 24 
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
3,500 EUR
Fee for full-time students (1 year): 3500 EUR: part-time students (2 years): 2100 in year 1 and 1900 EUR in year 2. Early-bird application deadlines available (see programme website).
Information
Deadline
May 1, 2019
For July start: Early Bird deadline - Applicants who submit their application by 15 March 2019 at the latest and are subsequently admitted to the programme, are eligible for a 10% discount on the tuition fee.
Locations
Belgium - Brussels
Start date : July 2019
Application deadline May 1, 2019
For July start: Early Bird deadline - Applicants who submit their application by 15 March 2019 at the latest and are subsequently admitted to the programme, are eligible for a 10% discount on the tuition fee.
End date June 30, 2020
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Aug. 15, 2019
For September start: Early Bird deadline - Applicants who submit their application by 1 August 2019 at the latest and are subsequently admitted to the programme, are eligible for a 10% discount on the tuition fee.
End date June 30, 2020
Dates
July 2019
Belgium - Brussels
Application deadline May 1, 2019
For July start: Early Bird deadline - Applicants who submit their application by 15 March 2019 at the latest and are subsequently admitted to the programme, are eligible for a 10% discount on the tuition fee.
End date June 30, 2020
Sept. 2019
Belgium - Brussels
Application deadline Aug. 15, 2019
For September start: Early Bird deadline - Applicants who submit their application by 1 August 2019 at the latest and are subsequently admitted to the programme, are eligible for a 10% discount on the tuition fee.
End date June 30, 2020