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Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters' programmes

An Erasmus Mundus Master's course is a joint Master's programme offered by at least three universities or higher education institutions from different European countries (and sometimes from other parts of the world). These Masters' programmes represent an unprecedented alliance which, far from the traditional frontiers of education, offers students unprecedented opportunities. They encourage student mobility, promote cooperation between universities and aim to offer quality education with an international dimension.

Erasmus Mundus joint masters' programmes cover all disciplines and provide grants for a maximum of two years to the best students taking part in the study programme, with a majority of non-European students.

The course of study takes place in at least two countries participating in the programme, with the possibility of mobility in a partner country depending on the composition of the consortium. Successful completion of the joint Master's programme leads to the award of a double, multiple or joint degree. Placement periods are also often included in the programme.

Six Erasmus Mundus joint Masters' programmes are currently underway at ULB. Find out more here.

CYBERUS: Master's in cybersecurity


Register until 4 February 2024! 

The CYBERUS master's degree in cybersecurity is a joint programme run by the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the Université Bretagne Sud (UBS, coordinator) and the University of Luxembourg, in collaboration with the Tallinn University of Technology - TalTech (Estonia).
It aims to tackle 5 key challenges: Growing digital threats, the shortage of cybersecurity skills, EU cohesion, digital sovereignty and the gender imbalance in scientific studies.

This highly integrated programme draws on the proven cybersecurity expertise of the three partners and a network of 47 international associate partners, many of whom are key players in the cybersecurity field.

International mobility is an integral part of the programme, with students spending the first two semesters at UBS (Lorient, France). They also travel to TalTech (Tallinn, Estonia) for a Winter School on cyber threats. In the 3rd semester, students choose ULB or UL (Luxembourg) depending on their specialisation, and the 4th semester is dedicated to a compulsory 5-month work placement in an accredited institution.

To find out more, click here:

Big Data Management and Analytics

En savoir plus: bdma.ulb.ac.be

Today, public and private organisations in all sectors are faced with an avalanche of digital data on a daily basis. Data is only of great value once it has been refined and analysed. The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Programme in Big Data Management and Analytics (BDMA) is a unique programme covering all aspects of Big Data (BD) management and analysis, based on Business Intelligence (BI) foundations. It is structured to cover all the skills required by BI and BD specialists.

The programme is delivered jointly by the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium, the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain, the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) in Germany, the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU / e) in the Netherlands and CentraleSupélec (CS) in France.

The language of instruction is English. The programme targets students with a bachelor's degree in science (or the equivalent of 180 ETCS) with a specialisation in computer science and a command of English corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


TROPIMUNDO is a mobility programme in tropical biology coordinated by Professor Farid Dahdouh-Guebas of ULB. It comprises 13 partner institutions on 4 continents, including 8 destinations in the tropics. It is the first Master's programme (2 years, 120 ECTS) to integrate the knowledge and know-how of four interconnected and threatened tropical ecosystems: tropical forests, wetlands (both terrestrial and coastal, such as mangrove forests), seagrass beds and coral reefs. Courses cover a wide range of topics relevant to tropical biodiversity and ecosystems. Specialisation is possible in a wide range of subjects.

A unique feature of this programme is that students can spend a whole semester in a field school in the humid tropics of the Caribbean, the Amazon, Africa or Asia.

At the end of the programme, students receive a joint degree from the European universities involved in their mobility. Students can choose a pathway entirely in English or in English/French.

Find out more about the programme: tropimundo.eu


CITIES is an interdisciplinary master's degree in urban studies, at the intersection of geography, sociology, history, cultural studies and governance.

It is jointly organised by six universities in four cities: Brussels, Vienna, Madrid and Copenhagen. Each year around forty students from a wide range of geographical and disciplinary backgrounds begin the two-year programme, which is taught entirely in English. The 4Cities programme has had Erasmus Mundus status since 2013.

Find out more about the programme : 4cities.eu
Webzine de 4cities: Field Notes


Transnational migrations (MITRA)

MITRA is a bilingual, interdisciplinary 2-year Master's programme in the social sciences, designed to meet the acute need for expertise triggered by contemporary migration processes. MITRA studies the transnational dimensions of migration and their impact on contemporary societies.
It is offered by a consortium of 7 partner universities and 3 associate universities. MITRA trains researchers specialising in migration phenomena, analysts of public policies on migration and integration and practitioners of intercultural mediation.

To find out more: Master MITRA

International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD)

The Erasmus Mundus Master's in International Law for Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD) is designed to train the next generation of lawyers and policy-makers who are able to navigate the political context of international law, and who have the comprehensive knowledge needed to engage with issues of global security, peace and development.

This Master's programme offers the unique opportunity to study with six partners over a two-year period and to obtain a joint, double or multiple Master's degree, depending on the combination of the three degree-awarding partners.

The programme is implemented by a consortium of nine European higher education institutions: the University of Glasgow (CIVIS partner), the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, the University of Tartu, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Radboud University and the Free University of Brussels.

To find out more: Master ILGSPD


Updated on December 8, 2023