Programme structure

The programme comprises 120 credits, spread between the core subjects (65 credits), the professional focus (30 credits) and an option (25 credits):


•          the objective of the core subjects is to develop analytical and methodological skills to deal with questions related to the world of work, through an introductory course, another on methodology and a multidisciplinary seminar spread over the two years. It also includes courses which deal with institutions and the different contexts of work. Finally there is the dissertation which requires students to do a piece of individual research on a subject of their choice.

•          the professional focus concentrates on the main areas of the different disciplines involved in dealing with questions related to the world of work: sociology, law, psychology, economics, philosophy and psychosociology. This shows students how these different disciplines relate to the world of work.

•          in parallel, students may choose one of two options. Work and Society relates to work in companies and organizations. The European Master in Labour Sciences compares how different national systems organize the world of work in a European context. This option includes a semester abroad. 


For a programme-type, and regardless of the focus, options/or elective courses selected, this master will carry a minimum of 120 credits divided over two annual units, corresponding to 60 credits each.