Brussels School of International Studies
About the school
The University of Kent's Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) is a specialist postgraduate centre offering advanced English language-based degrees covering the spectrum of international affairs. They host five academic schools of the University of Kent which allows students to specialise in one programme while informing their personal approach to international studies with courses spanning such disciplines as political science, law, sociology, history and economics.
The broad selection of taught and research programmes available, ranging from politics and international relations to law, migration and conflict studies, means you can choose a degree that best reflects your interests. They promote flexibility and offer course start dates in September and January, and the opportunity to take up an internship to complement your studies.
You may choose to focus on one degree, but you also have the possibility of selecting one of these subjects as a secondary area of focus. You could, for instance, read for an LLM in International Law with International Migration.
Degrees are full degrees of the University of Kent, and are also accredited by the higher education accrediting body for the Flemish Community in Belgium (NVAO) and recognised by the Flemish Government. The University of Kent is the only UK University with a campus in Brussels.
BSIS is known as a friendly, diverse, and cohesive community of approximately 250 students from about 55 different countries. Students benefit from close access to professors, a research-active environment, and exposure to practitioners from Brussels-based organisations.
Home to the main institutions of the European Union and numerous European and international organisations, such as think tanks, lobby groups, NGOs and multinational companies, Brussels is at the heart of Europe. You can earn a degree from a top 20 British university while enjoying unparalleled opportunities for networking, academic development and professional advancement facilitated by the School's excellent location in the 'capital of Europe'.