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Brussels School of International Studies
Established 1998
Type Public
Location Brussels, Belgium
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Kent, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université Libre de Bruxelles

The University of Kent's The Brussels School of International Studies is a specialised postgraduate school offering advanced international studies in Brussels, Belgium. Students benefit from the unique advantages of a prestigious degree from a renowned British university, with excellent opportunities for networking and professional advancement offered by its location in the 'Capital of Europe'. There are approximately 220 postgraduate students pursuing degrees at the school, drawn from over 65 countries.

The school currently offers the following degrees:

  • MA in European Public Policy
  • MA in International Relations
  • MA in International Conflict Analysis
  • MA in International Political Economy
  • MA in International Development
  • MA in Migration Studies
  • MA in Political Strategy and Communication
  • LLM in International Economic Law
  • LLM in International Law and International Relations
  • LLM in Public International Law
  • MPhil/PhD in International Relations
  • MPhil/PhD in International Law
  • MPhil/PhD in International Conflict Analysis
  • MPhil/PhD in Migration Studies

As the name suggests, it is located in Brussels, Belgium.

The School operates in partnership with both the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the students have full access to three University campuses. In 2008, the school hosted the European Semi-Final of the Global Security Challenge.


The Founding Convenor of the International Conflict Analysis programme at BSIS was Professor Dr Christopher Daase, who held that post from 2000 to 2003, leaving when he became full Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He was succeeded by Professor AJR Groom.

Professor Wade Mansell led the creation of Law programmes at BSIS, and Dr Harm Schepel became the first member of the Kent Law School to be seconded to BSIS in 2002, whereupon he launched the LLM in International Economic Law.

Dr Geoffrey Pigman was founding Convenor of the International Political Economy programme in 2003-2004. He was succeeded by Dr Albena Azmanova, an internationally recognised political theorist, who launched the MA in European Public Policy.

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