Access Requirements

Master course admission requirements are defined by the French Community of Belgium Decree of 7 November 2013 defining the hiher education landscape and the academic organisation of courses.

General and specific admission requirements for this programme must be satisfied at the time of enrolling at the university.

In the event of the divergence between the different linguistic versions of the present conditions, the French version shall prevail.



Specific Admission Requirements

Proof of a sufficient command of the French language (level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) must be provided.

Proof of level B1 can be provided by :

  • an officially certified certificate of language course attendance at the required level in the student's previous academic career (diploma and transcripts) ;
  • an official certificate or an international certificate recognised by the admissions jury: DELF- DALF / TCF / TEF. 

 

University Bachelors

Diploma Special Requirements Access Remarks
UCLouvain Bachelors
All Bachelor UCLouvainWith the Minor in Criminology Direct access
All Bachelor UCLouvainWithout the Minor in Criminology Access with additional training Additional training to be determined depending on the program followed previously: maximum 15 credits
Others Bachelors of the French speaking Community of Belgium
All Bachelor Access with additional training Additional training to be determined depending on the program followed previously: maximum 15 credits
Bachelors of the Dutch speaking Community of Belgium
Bachelor of Science in de criminologische wetenschappen Direct access Direct access
Other Bachelor Access with additional training Access with additional training
Foreign Bachelors
All Bachelor Access based on application Subject to approval of application

Additional training to be determined depending on the program followed previously: maximum 60 credits

Non university Bachelors

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Non-university bachelors who have access to the master's degree in criminology will have to add to their master's program additional training  that can reach a maximum of 60 credits (to be determined depending on the program followed previously)

Diploma Access Remarks
BA - infirmier responsable de soins généraux - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA - assistant(e) en psychologie - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 15 et 30
BA - assistant(e) social(e) - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 15 et 30
BA - assistant(e) social(e) - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 15 et 30
BA - conseiller(ère) social(e) - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 30 et 60
BA - éducateur(trice) spécialisé(e) en accompagnement psycho-éducatif - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 30 et 60
BA - infirmier responsable de soins généraux - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA de spécialisation en santé communautaire - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 30 et 45
BA de spécialisation en santé mentale et psychiatrie - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 30 et 45
BA en communication - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 30 et 60
BA en droit - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 15 et 30
BA en droit - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 15 et 30
BA en écologie sociale - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 30 et 60
BA en éducation spécialisée en accompagnement psycho-éducatif - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 30 et 60
BA en gestion des ressources humaines - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 30 et 60
BA en gestion des ressources humaines - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 30 et 60
BA en sciences administratives et gestion publique - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 15 et 30
BA en sciences administratives et gestion publique - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 15 et 30
BA en soins infirmiers - HE - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
BA en soins infirmiers pour titulaires d'un brevet d'infirmier hospitalier - EPS - crédits supplémentaires entre 45 et 60
Les enseignements supplémentaires éventuels peuvent être consultés dans le module complémentaire. Type court

Holders of a 2nd cycle University degree

Diploma Special Requirements Access Remarks
"Licenciés"
Every holder of a license or an engineering degree Access with additional training Additional training to be determined depending on the program followed previously: maximum 15 credits
Every holder of a license or a foreign engineering degree Access based on application Subject to approval of application

Additional training to be determined depending on the program followed previously: maximum 60 credits

Masters
Every holder of a Master UCLouvainWith the Minor in Criminology in the Bachelor programme Direct access
Every holder of a MasterWithout the Minor in Criminology in the Bachelor programme Access with additional training Additional training to be determined depending on the program followed previously: maximum 15 credits
Every holder of a foreign Master Access based on application Subject to approval of application

Additional training to be determined depending on the program followed previously: maximum 60 credits

Holders of a non-University 2nd cycle degree

Access based on validation of professional experience

> It is possible, under certain conditions, to use one's personal and professional experience to enter a university course without having the required qualifications. However, validation of prior experience does not automatically apply to all courses. Find out more about Validation of priori experience.

Adults who wish to enhance their professional experience or personal achievements in the field of criminology (justice houses, police, prisons, crime prevention...) will apply to the Admission Commission of the School of Criminology by submitting a VAE file. 

Candidates must be able to justify at least 5 useful years of personal and/or professional experience, including successful years of higher education. For more information, please visit https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/drt/ecri/vae.html

They will be able to accede to the Master in Criminology with the addition of additional teaching determined according to the previous course (maximum 60 credits). For more information, visit https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/drt/ecri/mon-programme-de-cours.html.

Access based on application

Admission on the basis of a submitted dossier may be granted either directly or on the condition of completing additional coursework of a maximum of 60 ECTS credits, or refused.

Holders of a Master's degree in specialised criminology have direct access to the Master's degree programme in criminology with an in-depth focus.
Holders of a master's degree in criminology with a thorough purpose have direct access to the master's programme in criminology with a specialised purpose.

Admission of students holding a non-Belgian degree

1.    Conditions of admissibility of an application for admission to the Master's degree in criminology

The admission file of students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (minimum 3 years) in Europe will only be examined by the Admissions Commission of the School of Criminology if the student has obtained at least 60% (or 12/20) average for all successful academic years.

The admission file of students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (minimum 3 years) outside Europe will only be examined by the Admissions Committee of the School of Criminology if the student has obtained at least 65% (or 13/20) of average for all successful academic years.

This admissibility criterion is strictly applied.

2.    Eligibility criteria

Academic level of the candidate 
There is no universal rule because of the great diversity of backgrounds and institutions of origin. In general, however, typical cases of refusal are significantly longer than the norm for undergraduate and graduate students. Profiles with marked deficiencies in fundamental subjects for the Master in Criminology such as criminal law, sociology, clinical psychology, methodology are also typically refused. 

The jury decides on the admissibility of candidates on the basis of the elements emerging from their entire file, the quality of the training followed and/or the subjects seen in the field of human and social sciences.

The admissions jury determines admissibility on the basis of the dossier and, if it deems it necessary, an individual interview.

Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration

 

  • Candidates of foreign nationality will submit their application to the Registration Service, place de l'Université, 1 - B 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, according to the procedure described at http://uclouvain.be/fr/etudier/inscriptions