How many courses?
According to the ECTS system, the normal workload for one academic year is 60 ECTS and for one semestre is 30 ECTS.
However it is up to the home university to determine the exact number of credits you are required to get. The Economics School of Louvain will expect you to have a workload comparable to the one you would be required to have at your home institution.
Which courses in which program(s)?
Please consider the principles outlined below very carefully before completing your learning agreement on Mob-i.
BACHELOR Exchange Students:
- Bachelor students may take courses in the Bachelor degree program in Economics and Management (courses with the LECGE code). However it is important to note that there are only a limited number of courses given in English at the Bachelor level. Therefore it is essential that you have a good level of French if you wish to take those courses. In some cases, we allow 3rd year bachelor exchange students to take courses offered in our 1st year Master program in Economics (they are mostly taught in English, courses with the LECON code), provided they have the necessary pre-requisites. Should your home university not allow you to take Masters level courses, then you should have the necessary French language skills to attend classes in French.
- You have to take most of your courses if not all in Economics (course codes LECON and/or LECGE)
- Depending on the specific requirements of your home institution, and upon explicit authorisation of the UCLouvain International Affairs program coordinators, you might be allowed to follow a limited number of courses in other degree programs inside or outside the ESPO faculty (less than 50% of your program). We draw your attention to the fact that - at here at UCLouvain - Economics and Management belong to two different faculties at Master level. Management courses at Master level are considered as "other degree courses", not as Economics.
- Depending on your major subject area, you are expected to choose courses in the Master degree programs in Economics (course codes starting with LECON).
- Please note, you can only choose from the selection of courses in the Masters program with professional focus.
- At least 50% of the courses you will choose must be in Economics (course codes LECON).
- Depending on the specific requirements of your home institution, and upon explicit authorisation of the UCLouvain International Affairs program coordinators, you might be allowed to follow a limited number of courses in other degree programs inside or outside the ESPO faculty (maximum 50% of your program). We draw your attention to the fact that - at UCLouvain - Economics and Management (courses with the LSM code) belong to two different faculties at Master level. Management courses at Master level are considered "other degree courses" (see above).
- Master in Economics, Professional focus (click on each course to obtain course description and schedule)
- Master in Economics, Research focus (click on each course to obtain course description and schedule). Please note that these courses should not be considered unless explicitly required by your university. Even then, evidence of the written approval of the UCLouvain convenor of the course will be required.
- List of all the courses and the semesters they are offered in for the Master courses in Economics
- Bachelor courses of the Faculty of Economics, Social, Political Sciences and Communication (see course codes LECGE for bachelor courses in Economics and Management)
- Courses taught in English at ESL and in the ESPO Faculty
- Courses taught in English - all UCLouvain faculties
- Course search engine (click on the "search for a course unit" tab) - you can use the filters to help you narrow down your searches (by faculties, by semester, by the language it is taught in and by the location)
EXAM AND RESULTS
- Registration to examinations is done via your 'virtual office', which is accessible from the UClouvain home page (MyUCL).
- Students are required to sit exams for all subjects, for which they have not yet obtained a satisfactory result or for which they have not yet taken the exam.
- Each exam can be presented twice during the year (for Semester 1 courses:in January and September, for Semester 2 courses: in June and September).
- Students are strongly advised to attend courses from the very beginning of term, in order to increase their chances of passing their exams at UCLouvain.
At the end of your stay a transcript of records will be sent to the departmental coordinator of your home institution. This document is exclusively for academic recognition of courses taken at UCLouvain by the home university.