What do you learn in the master's programme? 

Keen to acquire the skills and know-how needed for kickstarting a career in diplomacy, national and international institutions or related professional fields (such as lobbying, journalism, policy and academic research)? This is the place!

You'll explore three categories during the curriculum: research methods, skills and leadership development, plus nine mandatory courses. Not forgetting your final master's thesis.

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The strengths of our Political Science: European and International Governance master's programme

  • Being in Brussels, you'll be right where it's all happening, with opportunities directly on your doorstep.
  • You'll balance academic and theoretical knowledge with current affairs.
  • Thanks to our professors involved in the public debate, you'll combine academic knowledge with practical insights and opportunities.

Discover all our general strengths as a university

Meet our students

Tereza is studying for a Master's in European and International Governance at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Michelle Van den Broeck, Policy Officer at Vrouw & Maatschappij

"The master's programme in European and International Governance offers an ideal mix of theory and practice. Besides deepening your knowledge of European and International politics, the programme also prepares you for the professional field by honing your soft and hard skills. You will not only learn to write policy papers, but also the dos and don'ts of negotiating. Situated in the very heart of Brussels, the programme offers a unique insight into the world of European institutions and diplomacy. You will be taught by professors who are leaders in their field. You could not be better off if you are interested in European and international politics!"

After graduation

Are you interested in exploring these dynamics more deeply? Do you aspire to contribute to – even shape – European and international politics, as a diplomat, journalist, administrator, official, think-tanker, scholar or simply engaged citizen? Then check out our Political Science Master on European and International Governance at VUB. The ideal stepping stone towards a career in the fascinating fields of European and international politics.

Discover the many opportunities

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A better idea of the programme?

Would you like to know more about this VUB programme? Take part in our (online) study choice activities. Leaf through our brochure, chat with other students, put questions to our professors in an online info session, read our alumni testimonials or attend an open lecture or info day.