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 access requirements

Student must hold a first level university degree.

Provide proof of level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference in French.

Have a training including the skills:

  • Modern (French) language and literature;
  • Ancient language and literature (Latin);
  • Philosophy, History and Historical Criticism, Arts and Civilisations;
  • Linguistic and literary theory;
  • Modern languages and literature.

In the absence of sufficient training in one or more of these subjects, supplementary classes will be integrated into the master's programme (from 15 credits to a maximum of 60 credits). This preparatory module is established by the jury on the basis of the student's previous course of study.

Course equivalences are submitted for approval to the jury (small panel).

Students wishing to pursue a master's degree with a teaching focus must have a degree of the French Community of Belgium; failing this, they will have to pass a French language proficiency examination to demonstrate that their command of written and spoken French is equivalent to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (for further information, visit https://uclouvain.be/en/study/inscriptions/french-language-master-teaching.html).

University Bachelors

Diploma Special Requirements Access Remarks
UCLouvain Bachelors
Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures Direct access
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : ClassicsIf students have followed the Minor in French Studies Access with additional training Maximum 15 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme

If the UCLouvain Admissions Office considers the enrolment application sufficiently complete, it will submit the application to the faculty for a decision.
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General (one Germanic language + French)
With Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome and provided they have taken the following courses in this minor: LGLOR1142, LGLOR1143, LGLOR1241, LGLOR1431 and an introductory course on Latin authors. Access with additional training Maximum 15 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme

If the UCLouvain Admissions Office considers the enrolment application sufficiently complete, it will submit the application to the faculty for a decision.
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General (one Germanic language + French)
Access with additional training Maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme

If the UCLouvain Admissions Office considers the enrolment application sufficiently complete, it will submit the application to the faculty for a decision.
Other bachelor of the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and LettersIf students have chosen one of the following minors :
Minor in French Studies
Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome and provided they have taken the following courses in this minor: LGLOR1142, LGLOR1143, LGLOR1241, LGLOR1431 and an introductory course on Latin authors.
Access with additional training Maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme

If the UCLouvain Admissions Office considers the enrolment application sufficiently complete, it will submit the application to the faculty for a decision.
Others Bachelors of the French speaking Community of Belgium
Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures (Latin + French) Direct access
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures: General
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General (one Germanic language + French)
Access with additional training Additional training to be determined depending on the student's educational background: maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures)
Bachelors of the Dutch speaking Community of Belgium
Bachelor in Taal- en letterkunde (frans/latijn)Proficiency in French at level C1 (CEFR) Direct access
Bachelor in Taal- en letterkunde (frans/...)
Bachelor in Taal- en letterkunde (latijn/...)
Proficiency in French at level C1 (CEFR) Access with additional training Additional training to be determined depending on the student's educational background: maximum 60 credits of supplementary classes integrated into the master's programme (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures)
Foreign Bachelors
Bachelor in languages and literatures (including the study of French and/or Latin) Access based on application In case of admission, possible additional training to be determined depending on the student's educational background (consult Access on the file)

Non university Bachelors

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Only applicable to graduates of higher education institutions of the French Community of Belgium

Diploma Access Remarks
BA - AESI orientation Français et français langue étrangère - HE - 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"
Licence en langues et littératures classiques
Licence en langues et littératures françaises et romanes
Access based on application In case of admission, possible additional training to be determined depending on the student's educational background (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures)
Masters
Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures Direct access Programme to be determined depending on the student's educational background (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures)
Taking into account the student's educational background will allow 45 to 60 credits to be exempted.
Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures, second focus Direct access At the end of the master 120, each focus of the Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures can be obtained in a new programme of 30 credits.
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics
Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
Access with additional training Programme to be determined depending on the student's educational background (consult Admission and Enrolment Procedures)

Holders of a non-University 2nd cycle degree

Only applicable to graduates of higher education institutions of the French Community of Belgium

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.

Candidates who do not fulfil the abovementioned admission requirements, but who have duly attested significant experience relevant to the field of study in question, may apply for admission to the programme on the basis of an individualised admission procedure.

For more information on the procedure for admission by validation of learning from experience (VAE) in the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters: https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/fial/valorisation-des-acquis-de-l-experience-vae.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.

If the students' educational background is incomplete, supplementary classes may be integrated into their master's programme.

Students with a Belgian degree
Students whose previous educational background is not included in the above-mentioned admission requirements may apply for admission according to the procedure described below.

Students with an international degree (EU)
Students whose previous educational background is not included in the above-mentioned admission requirements may apply for admission according to the procedure described below.

Students with an international degree (outside the EU)
Students holding an undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree from a university outside Europe may apply for admission, provided they have obtained at least a 55% (or 11/20) general average for all successful academic years at their home university.
Applications that do not meet this minimum average requirement will be automatically rejected.
However, this may be waived provided that the applicant has duly attested significant professional experience (consult Validation of learning from experience).

Admission and Enrolment Procedures for general registration

Requests for further information regarding admission to this Master's programme should be addressed to Ms. Fiorella Flamini, Study Adviser (conseiller.etudes-fial@uclouvain.be) of the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters.

All applications for admission, enrolment or re-enrolment (from a Belgian or international candidate) must be submitted online to the UCLouvain Enrolment Service (SIC): https://uclouvain.be/en/study/inscriptions.

If a Faculty's authorisation or derogation is requested by the UCLouvain Enrolment Service (SIC), the request for authorisation must be submitted to the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters, in accordance with the procedure described on the page: https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/fial/admission-et-inscription.html.