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Bachelor's Degree in Social and Human Sciences

General description of the programme

The Bachelor’s degree in Human and Social Sciences allows to acquire a solid and multidisciplinary training (political sciences, information and communication, sociology, anthropology, management and economy, psychology) and gives access to a wide range of Master's degrees, in the field of the human and social sciences. At the end of this Bachelor’s degree, students will be able to make links between these diverse subjects and the more specific discipline that they will choose for the Master's degree..

Profile of the programme


A multidisciplinary programme

The multidisciplinarity is the main asset of the Bachelor’s degree in Human and Social Sciences. The interest of this programme indeed is based on the variety of the possible outlets. To allow the students to become integrated within one of these outlets, the BSHS has for ambition to introduce them to multiple fields of the human and social sciences. To do it, the general-purpose BSHS program consists of general courses, specific courses, 'tools' courses and language courses.

General courses allow the students to acquire knowledge and skills in management and in economy, in psychology, in philosophy, but also in law. This courses are essentially theoretical ones but for some of them there are practical classes when the discipline requires it.

As for specific courses, they concern political sciences, sociology, anthropology, journalism, communication, labour sciences, etc. The approach is directed here in particular to personal reports.

Moreover, this training is completed by fundamental tools useful for any discipline: computing and statistics, but also research tools in human sciences (survey methods, observation methodologies, etc.). Many practical classes are organized for these courses, which illustrate the subject and facilitate the understanding.

Finally, there are English courses in the 1st year of the BSHS whereas the choice for a second foreign language is possible from the 2nd year (Dutch or Spanish). The challenge is to give a multidisciplinary approach to this language courses.

The choice among four options

This programme is structured around common courses on one hand and four options on the other hand from the second year:

  • Information and communication;
  • Political and social sciences;
  • Business sciences;
  • Psychology and education sciences. 


To allow students to make the good choice among these four options, the first year of the BSHS will have already presented all these fields.


Key learning outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • set out theories and basic concepts within the discipline of their Master's degree;
  • appropriate other theories and concepts in human and social sciences;
  • make best use of appropriated tools in human and social sciences (statistics, computing, research methods, etc.);
  • implement transversal skills: critical opinion, rigour, autonomy, writing of reports in a scientific prospect, teamwork, oral presentations, languages knowledge, etc.


Occupational profiles of graduates

The Bachelor’s degree in Social and Human Sciences is a transition Bachelor’s degree. Thus it doesn’t prepare directly to a job but is conceived as a transition towards the Master's degree of your choice

Access to further studies

The specificity and the originality of the Bachelor’s degree in Human and Social Sciences is the direct access which it allows towards many different Master's degrees. These multiple accesses are presented in the plan below:

Mode of study

Full time

Programme director or equivalent

Director : Christiane Bughin