Programme structure

This is a joint programme run by UCL and the University Faculties of Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur (Facultés  Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix – FUNDP) within the Economics School of Louvain (ESL). Certain specialised courses are taught at Namur. There is also close collaboration with the Economics Department at KULeuven : students may study up to three subjects from the relevant programme at KULeuven without having to seek special permission to do so.

The 60 credit Master 60 in Economic Science (general) is made up of core subjects (30 credits) and options or optional subjects (30 credits).

Core subjects
The core subjects are made up of three components :
 two foundation subjects (10) ;
 one optional subject (5) ;
 a final dissertation  (15).

The progression and available choices depend on students’ previous academic background.
 1st semester : 15 credits for optional subjects  or choice of options
 2nd semester : one option worth 15 credits.

By way of illustration, there are three different kinds of progression.

Progression I : for bachelors who have studied economics as a  subsidiary subject including all the prerequisite subjects  
This is designed to develop analytical skills and to apply them to a particular area of economics.  
 1st  semester : introduction to a specialisation option
 2nd  semester : advanced economic analysis option

Progression II : for bachelors whose grounding in economics is less strong
This is designed to provide a solid general training in economics.
 1st semester : 15 credits for rudiments and methods of economic 

 2nd semester : an advanced economic analysis option

Progression  III : for students who have already gained a Master and who have a solid grounding in economics (e.g. economics as a subsidiary subject) or relevant professional experience.
This is not available for students who have only gained a first degree. It provides solid and comprehensive training in a specific area of economic work.
 1st semester : introduction to a specialisation option
 2ème quadrimestre : advanced specialisation option