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The arrival of GDPR, the growing EU involvement in cybersecurity, and the regulation of ‘fake news’ are but a few examples of the rapidly increasing importance of data law in society. As a frontrunner in international and European law, the VUB’s Institute for European Studies now offers its students in the LLM in International and European Law programme the opportunity to specialise in this exciting area of law, starting in the 2018-19 academic year. The Data Law option will consist of the courses ‘International and European data protection law’, ‘Data policies in the EU’, and a case study on ‘Global privacy and data protection law’ and will be taught by prominent experts. 


The LLM in International and European law is a 60 ECTS Advanced Master’s degree taught in English at the Institute for European Studies (VUB), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence renowned for its outstanding quality and international character. This top-tier LLM has offered excellence in the field for over 45 years and has a network of 1200+ alumni in 108 countries across the globe, including people in high positions in all EU institutions, at the WTO, the IMF, the UN, and major international law firms on all continents.


For Belgium-based students and legal professionals, it’s a unique opportunity to acquire a prominent law degree just around the corner. After a solid set of core courses on EU institutional law and judicial protection, EU external relations law, public international and comparative law, human rights and competition law, students can choose to focus on one of 3 specialisation options: Public law; Business law; and as of 2018-19 also Data Law.