Programmes taught in English and courses in other languages

Most of the bachelor and master programmes are taught in French. However, UCL proposes some master programmes entirely or partially taught in English. Some courses are also taught in other languages (Italian, Spanish …). You can find courses in English in programmes taught in French. Furthermore, it’s frequent that some parts of the textbooks are drafted in English.

Programmes that can be followed entirely in English

Master en sciences économiques, orientation générale à finalité approfondie [120 crédits] Master in Economics: General [120 ECTS] (research focus) 
Master en sciences économiques, orientation économétrie [120 crédits] Master in Economics: Econometrics [120 ECTS] 
Master en sciences économiques, orientation générale [60 crédits] Master in Economics: General [60 ECTS] 
Master en études européennes [120 crédits] Master in European Studies [120 ECTS]
Master complémentaire en économie internationale et développement [60 crédits] Advanced master in International and Development Economics [60 ECTS]
Master en sciences de gestion [120 crédits] Master in Management [120 ECTS]
Master en Ingénieur de gestion [120 crédits] Master in Business engineering [120 ECTS] 
Master : ingénieur civil biomédical [120 crédits] Master in Biomedical Engineering [120 ECTS]
Master : ingénieur civil en chimie et science des matériaux [120 crédits] Master in Chemical and Materials Engineering [120 ECTS]
Master : ingénieur civil en mathématiques appliquées [120 crédits] Master in Mathematical Engineering [120 ECTS]
Master : ingénieur civil électricien [120 crédits] Master in Electrical Engineering [120 ECTS]
Master : ingénieur civil électromécanicien [120 crédits] Master in Electro-mechanical Engineering [120 ECTS]
Master : ingénieur civil mécanicien [120 crédits] Master in Mechanical Engineering [120 ECTS]
Master : ingénieur civil physicien [120 crédits] Master in Physical Engineering [120 ECTS]
Master : ingénieur civil des constructions [120 crédits] Master in Civil Engineering [120 ECTS]
Master: ingénieur civil en informatique [120 crédits] Master in Computer engineering [120 ECTS] 
Master en sciences informatiques [120 crédits] Master in Computer Sciences [120 ECTS]  
Master en sciences informatiques [60 crédits] Master in Computer Sciences [60 ECTS] 
Master complémentaire en nanotechnologie [60 crédits] Advanced Master in Nanotechnology [60 ECTS] 
Master complémentaire en génie nucléaire [60 crédits] Advanced Master in Nuclear Engineering [60 ECTS]
Master en linguistique [120 crédits] Master in Linguistics [120 ECTS]

It’s also possible for exchange students (Erasmus, Mercator…) or joined degree students to complete their language training during their stay at UCL.

Finally, students who want to improve their French can follow specific courses for that.
 

Courses given in other languages

Besides programmes taught entirely in English, UCL offers a certain number of courses in other languages.

The courses taught in English are mainly in the following fields: economics, business management, European studies, history, philology, geography, computer science, engineering and statistics.

With a few exceptions, only philology is also taught in Spanish, Italian, German and Dutch

Please note that even where a course is taught in French, some teachers offer additional support for non-French-speaking students, such as extra classes in English or the option of sitting the exam in a language other than French.

For further information about the language of instruction and the courses available in English, visit the faculty website or see the detailed course descriptions. 

It is also possible for students to supplement their language training during a mobility programme that may or may not be part of their degree programme.