The University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) has a reputation for delivering research-led graduate programmmes taught by a combination of high-quality academics and practitioners.
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.
Students may choose to focus on one degree, but also have the possibility of selecting one of these subjects as a secondary area of focus. Students could, for instance, read for a master’s degree in International Relations with a focus in Human Rights.
Studying in Brussels gives students a unique opportunity to complete a master’s degree, while having access to outstanding networking and professional contacts. Students do this through the numerous internships available with a wide range of organisations, or by attending guest lectures, conferences and seminars, of which there are thousands per year.
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 School 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.
The Brussels School of International Studies is looking forward to welcoming both returning and new students in January 2021. However, given the current ongoing pandemic, the mode of delivery is changing to adapt but the school is prepared for this and ready to offer locally based students face-to-face teaching.
Due to the small class sizes and modern teaching facilities, BSIS intends to deliver the majority of the interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes face-to-face whilst keeping the required distance and in line with Belgian regulations.
In the few cases where restrictions prevent in-person teaching, those courses will be delivered on-line, but these will be the exception. In all cases, BSIS will not compromise the high-quality of the teaching, learning and experiences of students.
The health, safety and well-being of students and staff remains the top priority. In the event of new emergency measures being required by the Belgian government, BSIS is prepared to move all courses seamlessly to full online delivery.
All lectures will be recorded, thus enabling late arrivals, for instance, due to mandatory quarantine or travel delay, the ability to catch up.
The location in Brussels continues to offer students opportunities for networking, jobs and internships as well as engagement with both European and global institutions.
BSIS looks forward to seeing returning students in January 2021, as well as welcoming students from all over the world into our community.