Certificate 'Executive Master in European Union Studies' (MEUS)

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  • Programme title
    Certificate 'Executive Master in European Union Studies' (MEUS)
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Centre de Formation continue en Sciences humaines et sociales
    • Institute of European studies
  • Title type
    formation continue
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/Political and social sciences
  • Open to returning students
  • Languages of instruction
  • Programme duration
    long (more than 15 days)
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - Political and social sciences


General information

Title type

formation continue

Programme duration

long (more than 15 days)

Learning language(s)


Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - Political and social sciences

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies) Open to returning students



The programme proposes a perfect balance between high-level academic requirements and a “self-empowerment” approach, in harmony with the “professionalization” facet of the diploma.

The programme is particularly relevant for professionals wishing to improve either specific knowledge or skills on EU-related issues.

It offers the opportunity to reinforce the participants’ general and specific knowledge of the EU and its functioning.

It also provides participants with a deeper insight of the daily activities of EU professionals, in order to improve their competencies for a future international career.

Classes (seminars and lectures) are offered in the evening (from Monday to Saturday) and are taught in English.

Flexibility is ensured. Students may indeed choose to follow specific parts of the programme only. According to their preference and professional needs, they can register either for the “professionalization module” or for one of the elective modules offered in the MEUS.

Calendar & registration


The academic jury decides admission to the MEUS on the basis of applicants’ academic achievements and/or professional experience.

Are eligible candidates who have conducted studies of at least 300 credits (in Social Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Law, Communication and Language Studies) or who have acquired minimum 180 credits and have at least 5 years of professional experience in a relevant field to be recognised as VAE (Validation of Acquired Experience).

The MEUS is designed for professionals. The programme is designed for EU and international affairs practitioners as well as for academics and civil servants from local, regional, national and European public administrations.

The number of participants is limited to 25 students (with a minimum of 12 students registered for the full program).

Calendar & registration


COURSE DETAILS: The MEUS programme is composed of three modules and a final research work organised as follows:

Five CORE COURSES on the topic of “EU Integration and Policy-Making in the Globalization Era” (25 credits)

  • The Political Economy of European Integration

  • Institutions and Decision-Making in the EU

  • Asylum, Migration and Criminal Matters in the EU

  • The EU, Global Governance and World Order

  • Europe and World Trade


Module 1: Internal Market & Socio-Economic Governance in the EU (10 credits):

  • Law of the Internal Market

  • Law and Economics of Competition

  • Socio-Economic Governance in the EU – Recent Developments, New Challenges

Module 2: The EU and the World (10 credits)

  • Common Foreign and security Policy and Defence Policy

  • Widening Europe and Neighbourhood Policy

  • EU and Developing Countries

Professionalization courses : (10 credits)

  • Career Development around EU Affairs

  • EU Project Management

  • EU Communication Strategy and Policy

FINAL WORK (15 credits)

Methodology of European Studies

Final Research Work