The Law Department is run by the Brussels Alliance for Research and Higher Education and takes the form of a close collaboration between ULB and UMONS.
In 180 credits, the Bachelor's programme provides a solid base in legal studies.
The Bachelor's programme in Law is a 1st cycle university curriculum.
It is addressed to students who hold one of the following credentials:
Classes are exclusively offered during the day, on the premises of the University of Mons, in Mons. For directions see the map “Campus of the human sciences”.
Since September 2004, the Université libre de Bruxelles, in collaboration with the University of Mons, has offered first cycle studies in Law in Mons. Structured in three years, this Bachelor's Degree gives direct access to a Master's programme in Law or in Criminology (2 years). It results from an initiative of the Brussels Alliance for Research and Higher Education (AUWB) associating ULB and UMONS.
During the three years of the Bachelor's programme, students are trained in various branches of law.
As of the first year, students will deal with contemporary law, in all fields, both private and public. They will approach the law through various historical elements as well as through moral philosophy, political economy, logic and argumentation, sociology and other related fields.
Some courses are accompanied by practical work. These seminars are held in small groups and enable students to 1) learn to analyze and find the solution to a legal problem, 2) learn to use legal sources in both French and Dutch and 3) apply their content to real cases.
Mastering a foreign language is indispensable to a lawyer. So the Law School has strengthened its language offer. English and Dutch classes are taught in first and second year and a course on Dutch legal terminology is offered in third year.
Starting in the second year, students may choose from different course modules. They have the opportunity to choose elective courses in a field that is not directly related to law. These modules include: economics-management, political science, sociology or criminology.
After completing this curriculum, students will be able to:
The Bachelor’s Degree in Law is not a professional qualification, and must be completed with a Master’s (in Law or Criminology, for example).
The Bachelor’s Degree in Law gives full and unrestricted access to the Master’s in Law or Criminology (2 years) or, with additional training, to other Master's programmes.
Registration can only be made at the UMONS Registration and Certificates Office.