Mobility and/or Internationalisation outlook

As part of their studies, students enrolled in the Master [120] in Ethics are encouraged to undertake:

  • a study visit for one term (30 credits) in one of the many universities with which the School of Philosophy has concluded partnership agreements, in Europe under the Erasmus+ programme, in Switzerland under the SEMP programme, or elsewhere in the world under the FAME/Mercator programme and/or

  • a study visit for one term (30 credits) in one of the partner universities in Flanders, under the Erasmus Belgica programme and/or

  • an internship in Belgium or abroad, in preparation for their Master's dissertation. 

The School of Philosophy has privileged teaching and research collaborations with the University of Montréal (Département de philosophie and the Centre de recherche en éthique). 

It is advisable to organise the study visit during the second term of the first year or the first term of the second year.

Furthermore, under the agreement between UCLouvain and KU Leuven, courses may be taken from the Hooger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte programme at KU Leuven.

To find out more:


Mobility within the framework of the ESST network

Students interested in the "Ethics in Sciences and Techniques" professional focus can benefit from specific research training in this field as part of the European inter-university program "Society, Science and Technology" organized by the ESST network.
They can follow a term of the master's programme in a university of the ESST network with which the UCLouvain has established a mobility agreement specific to this programme, such as for example: the Université de Strasbourg, the University of Maastricht, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens or the University of Oslo.

For further information, please consult the ESST Network website and contact Professor Jean-Michel Counet who is in charge of international relations at the School of Philosophy, or the coordinator of the ESST program at UCLouvain, Professor Alexandre Guay.


Courses at KU Leuven

Students interested in the "Public Ethics and Policies" professional focus have the opportunity to follow courses and seminars (in English) jointly offered by the specialization "Ethique et philosophie sociale et politique" from the Master's degree in Philosophy organised by the Hooger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte (KU Leuven). 


Mobility @home

All students can take advantage of many elements of internationalization of the master's degree in philosophy, such as teacher exchanges, the annual allocation of part of a course to a foreign professor within the framework of the Mercier Chair, the development of courses jointly provided by UCLouvain and KU Leuven, exchange of professors and students as part of exchange programmes, etc.