edX MicroMasters programs

EdX MicroMasters ® program is an in-depth and rigorous program of study, with a path to credit from prestigious universities, including UCLouvain. Faster, flexible and free to try, the program offers learners valuable knowledge to enhance their careers and create a path to an accelerated Master’s program. MicroMasters programs are offered on edX.org, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT.

MicroMasters programs proposed by UCLouvain:

  • MicroMasters en management (Louvain School of Management, 6 MOOCs - in French) - This program ended in December 2020.
  • International Law MicroMasters (Faculty of Law, 5 MOOCs - in English)

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Are there admission criteria to edX MicroMasters programs?

MicroMasters programs have no admissions requirements, and are open to anyone. You don't need to register to the program. Simply register to every MOOC composing the program. Each MOOC must be taken with the "Verified Certificate" track option. This will allow certificative evaluations as well as the learner's identity verification.

Learners who successfully earn a MicroMasters credential may then apply to a Master's degree program that recognizes the MicroMasters credential. Once they are accepted in an institution that recognizes the MicroMasters credential, they can validate a segment of the full Master’s degree program, reducing the time spent on campus and the overall cost of the program.

What is the cost of a MicroMasters program?

To earn a MicroMasters program certificate, you must take each course with the "Verified Certificate" charged option. The fee is $199 for LouvainX courses. This option releases the certificative assessments and allows the learner's identity verification.

Is a MicroMasters program certificate a degree?

No, a MicroMasters program certificate is not a degree. It's a signal that you have acquired new knowledge and skills by learning by yourself. Adding a MicroMasters certificate to a resume/CV or LinkedIn signifies that a learner has gained exposure to a field at a strategic level, giving him or her the knowledge necessary to advance his or her career.

What UCLouvain degree may I accelerate with an edX MicroMasters program?

You may present the LouvainX International Law MicroMasters certificate when applying to the Advanced Master in International Law organised in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. If you're admitted, you'll get 20 credits out of the 60 credits of this master's degree. Admission to this advanced master's degree will be granted to students who hold a second-cycle degree in Law, international relations or political sciences.

+ on the Advanced Master in International Law and admission procedure on the Faculty of Law website.