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Faculty of Psychology and Education

 

Dear students,

The drastic and rapid changes in society reinforce the need to train specialists who can contribute to the development and well-being of humans. The Faculty of Psychology and Education (FPSE) participates in the training of these specialists by offering studies in three disciplines: Psychology, Education and Logopaedics.

Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain people’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

Research in education explores both academic and extracurricular learning environments, as well as the impact that these have on the development of individuals and society.

Logopaedics focuses on human communication, oral and written language, speech and voice defects, and problems associated with swallowing, in children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

All programmes offered by the Faculty are organised during the day on our campus in Mons. Some lessons, however, take place in the evenings and on Saturday mornings on our campus in Charleroi. These are aimed particularly (but not exclusively) at adults returning to education, who already have a strong connection to the professional world and/or wish to have a change of career. In addition to evening and Saturday courses, other measures have been put in place at the FPSE to facilitate the return to studies: readily available information from a welcoming committee, and several distance learning courses via the Internet, to name but a few.

All university courses in the field of Psychology and Education (Bachelor, Master and PhD) take place in Mons, with the exception of the Master's in Logopaedics.

The Bachelor's in Psychology and Education (general) and the Master's in Education (specialist focuses on: Teaching and Learning in Formal Education; Orthopedagogy and Social Care; and Educational Technology) take place on the UMONS Charleroi campus.

Through the programmes offered, teachers are keen to share their knowledge and practical experience with you, stimulate your intellectual curiosity, and help you to develop your analytical and thinking skills, improve your communication skills and sharpen your critical thinking. Throughout your academic career in this domain, you will have the opportunity to discover many examples of human functioning. This route will open up many doors of opportunity.

Upon successful completion of the Master's in Psychology, the professional title of psychologist is awarded, thus allowing the practice of psychology in fields such as mental health, occupation and employment, social work, education, justice, and many more.

The Master's in Education offers the opportunity for education professionals to continue to train, all the while improving their teaching and thinking skills. It can also lead to professional integration in fields such as teaching, adult education, and teacher training.

The Master's in Logopaedics, which is not offered at UMONS specifically, can lead to a career as a speech and language therapist (privately or within a health care institution), a teacher or a trainer.

At the end of the Master’s, the Certificate of Teaching for Upper Secondary Education (AESS) is another possible route, allowing for a career in teaching.

After the Master’s, students are also able to further their studies by embarking on a Specialised Master’s degree, or another course, offered by the FPSE or another Faculty of UMONS.

For those interested in research, there are many scientific training opportunities in the third cycle (doctoral level), particularly at graduate schools, leading to qualifications in research and, ultimately, a PhD in Psychology and Education.

Laurent Lefebvre,
Dean