Brussels School of International Studies

About BSIS

Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) is a multidisciplinary postgraduate School of the University of Kent bringing together the disciplines of politics, international relations, law and economics to provide in-depth analysis of international problems such as conflict, security, development, migration and the political economy and legal basis of a changing world order.


Situated on the 2nd floor of the building at 2 Boulevard Louis Schmidt in Etterbeek, and very close to one of our partner universities (Vrije Universitat Brussel), we have around 250 students pursuing Masters and Doctoral degrees which are offered by the School of Politics and International Relations and Kent Law School of the University of Kent. These degrees are accredited in the United Kingdom and the quality assurance of all academic programmes at the Brussels School of International Studies is managed through the University of Kent's Codes of Practice and Academic Regulations. The university is also accredited by the higher education accrediting body for the Flemish Community in Belgium (NVAO) and recognised by the Belgian Government as a higher education provider.

Our student body is diverse, with more than 50 nationalities represented across our programmes. This contributes significantly to the academic as well as to the social experience at BSIS. The value-added of a location in Brussels is the opportunity to expose students of international issues to the working of major international organisations such as the EU and NATO and the many international and non-governmental organisations based in Brussels. Students have the added opportunity of undertaking an internship with one of these organisations.

Our programmes are offered by the School of Politics and International Relations and the Kent Law School.

Kent Law School

Kent Law School is one of the leading law schools in the UK; we are ranked 14th in the Times Good University Guide 2017 and 15th in The Guardian University Guide 2017 for law.
Taking a distinctive ‘critical approach’ that places law within the wider context of society, Kent Law School offers you an exciting, intellectually stimulating and supportive environment in which to study a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes.
With recognised excellence in teaching, informed by world-class and influential research, Kent Law School’s many strengths include its multi-award-winning Law Clinic and the wealth of opportunities it provides for you to enhance your employability and understanding of the application of law in practice.
The Law School is truly an international with students from nearly 100 countries as well as staff from around the world. Our curriculum offers a comparative and global perspective to law, giving students the freedom to analyse international legal developments.

Kent Law School offers two LLM degrees at the Brussels School of International Studies and modules covering a wide spectrum.
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School of Politics and International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations, is one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations. We combine high quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world to undertake our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes.
We have experts in all of the main areas of the discipline of Politics including: Comparative Politics, European Studies, International Relations, Political Theory, International Political Economy, Human Rights and Public Policy. We pride ourselves on our global outlook which is reflected in the wide range of international partnerships
All our teaching is underpinned by the research interests of our academic staff. This means that you will be taught by leading experts in each particular field, who are currently engaged in writing papers, books and articles, attending conferences and playing a significant role in the development of modern political thought. The size and strength of our academic body generates a vibrant research culture and has led to the existence of three University-recognised research centres: the Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC), the Global Europe Centre (GEC) and the Centre for Critical Thought (CCT).

The School of Politics and International Relations offers seven master’s degrees at the Brussels School of International Studies
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BSIS, University of Kent, Espace Rolin, Boulevard Louis Schmidt 2a, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

General Enquiries: +32 (2) 641 1721

Last Updated: 04/08/2017