University of Mons

Introduction

The University of Mons (UMONS) is located in the South of Belgium, near the Belgian-French border on the axis Brussels-Paris, in the ancient city of Mons, which has been elected European Capital of Culture in 2015. The university is among the top-12% of the higher education institutions evaluated in U-Multirank with a performance rating “very good”, i.e., with more than 10 “A” scores. UMONS welcomes on its campus around 7,000 students from over 40 nationalities, international students representing about 15% of the student population.

UMONS promotes the mobility of its own students and researchers through several programs, such as Erasmus+. Double degrees are also awarded, for example within the TIME network (Top Industrial Managers for Europe).

UMONS includes 7 Faculties and 2 Schools, the oldest one being the Faculty of Engineering founded in 1837:

  • Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy,
  • Faculty of Engineering,
  • Faculty of Psychology and Education,
  • Faculty of Science,
  • Faculty of Translation and Interpretation-EII - School of International Interpreters,
  • Warocqué School of Business and Economics
  • Language Institute
  • School of Human and Social Sciences
  • Law School

UMONS offers the usual university degrees, i.e., bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees (Ph.D.).
Whereas most undergraduate courses are given in French, the university offers master courses taught in English in a range of subjects, including topics relevant to the Faculty of Engineering and to the Warocqué School of Business and Economics. Moreover, all faculties offer masters and Ph.D. theses supervised in English.

With more than 700 researchers, the research objectives of UMONS are settled both at the regional and international levels.
The expertise of the university researchers is internationally acknowledged, as demonstrated for instance by the classification by Thomas-Reuters agency of three researchers in the field of chemistry and material science among the Top 100 who have been most influential in their disciplines over the last decade 2001-2010.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Architectural Engineering - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The training deals with a strong creative spirit, necessary to the role of architecture, as well as to a deep knowledge of the engineering techniques. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The Architecture and Building Engineer shows creativity and realism by taking into account contemporary socio-economic challenges. At the end of the five-year program, his/her knowledge permits to tackle some problems of the society and to play a responsible role.

Profile of the program

The training deals with a strong creative spirit, necessary to the role of architecture, as well as to a deep knowledge of the engineering techniques. These two complementary aspects are commonly developed the training and they are reinforced by several university exchanges (ERASMUS, TIME, in collaboration with high schools, universities or industries). Their creativity is highlighted through architecture projects, done individually or collectively.... [-]


Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

Master in Architecture - taught in FRENCH [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

Read the official French description and apply here: Master en Architecture

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Master in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology - Taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized cross-disciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from biochemistry to cell biology by way of genetics and molecular biology. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology Master’s Degree offers highly specialized cross-disciplinary training in a vast number of fields in the Life Sciences, from biochemistry to cell biology by way of genetics and molecular biology.

Students may choose between four specialized clusters that have been developed and supported by the scientific work of our research laboratories. One of them is offered in collaboration with ULB on the campus at Gosselies.

Profile of the program

The Master's Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology provides a state-of-the-art education based on a solid scientific background. What students learn here is put into practice through internships in companies and/or in research labs in Belgium or abroad. The Institute of Biology at UMONS is involved in international research projects in fields like microbiology, cell biology, and proteomics. In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, students in the Master's program have access to several labs that are world renown in such highly advanced fields as neurobiology, magnetic imaging, molecular biology, to name a few.... [-]


Master in Biology of Organisms and Ecology - Taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers highly specialized training to understand current issues in biology and the environment. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers highly specialized training to understand current issues in biology and the environment. This program covers a vast range of research fields including management of natural spaces, oceanography, marine biology, anthropology, entomology, ornithology, etc. Emphasis is placed on rigorous foundations in the sciences both in the laboratory and in the field.

Students may choose between three specialized study clusters developed and supported by the scientific work of our research laboratories.

Outline of the program

The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers state-of-the-art training supported by the constant application of learning through internships in companies and/or laboratories in Belgium and abroad. The Institute of Biology at UMONS is involved in international research projects in such fields as marine biology and entomology (pollinating insects), for example.... [-]


Master in Business Engineering - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The master’s degree in business engineering, representing 120 credits, provides solid specialist training in management, enabling effective integration into private or public industrial or non-industrial organisations. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The master’s degree in business engineering, representing 120 credits, provides solid specialist training in management, enabling effective integration into private or public industrial or non-industrial organisations.

Profile of the programme

The master’s degree in business engineering offers graduates management training that is based on traditional courses (finance, marketing, accounting, law, industrial economics, etc.) but also on specific disciplines that are in high demand in the market, such as the environment, logistics, auditing, entrepreneurship, production management, etc.

The curriculum includes:

A first year of 60 credits distributed across a common core (human resource management, statistical and econometric methods in management, logistics, financial management, advanced marketing, advanced microeconomics, tax and business law, production management and one of four major options: finance, marketing, auditing and international management). A second year of 60 credits built around a common core of 40 credits (dissertation, internship, strategic management) and a deepening of the major option chosen in the first year of the master’s. ... [-]

Master in Chemistry - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The 2nd cycle Master's program offers two possible directions: 1) materials chemistry and engineering or 2) instrumental and applied organic chemistry. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The 2nd cycle Master's program offers two possible directions: 1) materials chemistry and engineering or 2) instrumental and applied organic chemistry. In the second year, students choose a specific focus: research-oriented, professional or teaching. Whichever focus the student chooses, he will devote a significant amount of his second year to preparing a thesis with one of the research labs in the Institute of Chemistry or with an associated laboratory (biochemistry, molecular biology, toxicology, pharmacy, etc.).

Students who wish to finish their studies quickly can opt for a one-year Master's program. It does not allow further studies (doctorate) and may not qualify you for certain jobs. After completing the one-year Master's program, it is possible to register for the higher secondary school teacher certification program.... [-]


Master in Computer Engineering and Management - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons + 1 more

The Computer Science, Management and Engineering course programme responds to two essential requirements of our time: on the one hand, the ever-growing need to computerise businesses, and on the other hand the need to manage activities more and more efficiently. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

This master is organised in the daytime and in part-time.

The Computer Science, Management and Engineering course programme responds to two essential requirements of our time: on the one hand, the ever-growing need to computerise businesses, and on the other hand the need to manage activities more and more efficiently. Engineers have natural skills placing them at the forefront of computer science. They also have the ability to make a rational and methodical contribution to business management.

Profile of the programme

The courses focus on

business management: human resources and communication, marketing, financial analysis and economic and financial calculations, managing innovation, team building, etc. management mathematics and operational research: mathematical programming, stochastic models of operational research, decision-making and management support, computer-aided manufacturing, etc. computer science: programming methodology and languages, databases, software engineering, artificial intelligence, system security and administration, etc. ... [-]

Master in Computer Science - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The Master's Degree in Computer Science includes 120 credits spread out over two years. It certifies solid specialised education in computer science. With the professional focus, it opens doors to careers that are indispensable in all companies and all sectors. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The Master's Degree in Computer Science includes 120 credits spread out over two years. It certifies solid specialised education in computer science. With the professional focus, it opens doors to careers that are indispensable in all companies and all sectors.

Profile of the programme

The Master's Degree in Computer Science, professional focus, includes advanced courses in computer science and other specific disciplines that are demanded on the job market. It truly prepares students for their professional insertion.

The first year includes several in-depth courses that cover important issues in computer science and a consequential individual Master's project that will lead to the thesis in second year. The course module "Advanced aspects of software systems" may be replaced by one of the modules offered at ULB: "Conception des systèmes," "Modélisation et algorithmique," "Informatique graphique."... [-]


Master in Economic and Social Policy - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

he master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres.

Profile of the programme

The master’s degree in economic and social policy provides advanced training based on solid management fundamentals (economic policy, tax law, public and administrative law, etc.) at both national and European levels, providing a thorough understanding of decision-making, especially in public institutions.

The curriculum includes:

A first year of 60 credits divided into 20 general education credits (Belgian society and institutions, IPP tax law, internal policy of the European Union, public and administrative law, discrimination analysis), 30 credits in economic and social policy (economic policy, SEC national accounting, sustainable development and production, social economics, social policy and labour economics) and a specialized module of 10 credits (seminars in economic policy and social policy), plus optional language courses. A second year of 60 credits built around a common core of 54 credits (dissertation, internship, local authority finance and accounting, environmental policy and legislation, tax law/VAT/ISoc, employment policies, labour and social security law, education in social action and public procurement legislation), a choice of specialist modules worth 6 credits, plus optional language classes. ... [-]

Master in Education - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The degree of Master of Educational Sciences trains professionals able to conceive innovative projects, to improve their practices and their reflexion in various fields of education and training. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The degree of Master of Educational Sciences trains professionals able to conceive innovative projects, to improve their practices and their reflexion in various fields of education and training. It also makes it possible to develop useful competencies to undertake research in educational sciences and to profit from the bases necessary to the continuation of a career of a researcher. The program is organized according to two finalities: the specialized finality and the deepened finality. The specialized finality prepares with the practice in various fields of the exercise of educational sciences. The step of specialization is however clearly founded on the assets of research in educational sciences and aims at making acquire the competencies based on a rigorous scientific approach. The deepened finality has as main objective to prepare for research in educational sciences and to train researchers. The deepened purpose gives an unconditional access to the doctoral formation and the doctorate.... [-]


Master in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The main objective of the curriculum is to offer a good foundation in electrical sciences. All core courses dedicated to electrical students cover all the fields of electrical engineering such as electrical machines, electronics (including power electronics) and microprocessor systems [+]

The main objective of the curriculum is to offer a good foundation in electrical sciences.All core courses dedicated to electrical students cover all the fields of electrical engineering such as electrical machines, electronics (including power electronics) and microprocessor systems, automatic control, telecommunications, signals processing, computer networks, multimedia, embedded systems, advanced process control, robotics, bio-engineering, numerical analysis, high voltage networks, etc.

Profile of the program

Besides the core courses, the curriculum gives opportunities to develop personal work through projects, in particular with the Master thesis and other various projects within the framework of the two-year master's curriculum. These projects are for electrical engineering students the opportunity to perform all steps of the design of practical electrical systems, such as, for example (not an exhaustive list): ADSL modems, GSM or MP3 codecs, industrial sorting system controls, camera memory card readers, identification of bioprocess models, electric vehicles, etc.... [-]


Master in Geology and Mining Engineering - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

Most of the mineral and energy resources are buried in the ground. Therefore, the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering is a major actor in prospection and evaluation of deposits, extraction of ores and hydrocarbons, and in the processing of ores and minerals. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

Most of the mineral and energy resources are buried in the ground. Therefore, the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering is a major actor in prospection and evaluation of deposits, extraction of ores and hydrocarbons, and in the processing of ores and minerals. In addition, these processes will be dealt by the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering with the most adequate technical and economic means together with the lowest environmental impact.

Human infrastructures, set up at the surface and into the subsurface of the earth, strongly rely on the characteristics of the soils and rocks. The expertise of the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering is therefore of prime importance to the design and the achievement of civil engineering projects such as tunnels, dams, bridges, buildings, underground storage, etc.... [-]


Master in Interpreting

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

During their studies, the future masters in conference interpretation acquire the specific strategies and skills to interpret, mainly into French, spoken messages with a high degree of specialization. [+]

During their studies, the future masters in conference interpretation acquire the specific strategies and skills to interpret, mainly into French, spoken messages with a high degree of specialization. These speeches belong to a wide variety of fields and consequently require an extensive linguistic and cultural ability in at least two foreign languages, as well as the control of technological tools, among others.

Profile of the program

A comprehensive study program is provided in German, English, Danish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Russian. A hands-on situation is foreseen in the master's degree 1st year by implementing real-life translation workshops. A professional placement/internship in a company or a multilingual administration, if not in the interpretation service of an international agency are constituents of the study program of the 2nd master as is the completion of a master thesis.... [-]


Master in Management - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The master’s degree programme in management, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training in management, enabling effective integration into the world of work. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The master’s degree programme in management, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training in management, enabling effective integration into the world of work.

Profile of the programme

The master’s in management offers graduates management training based on traditional courses (finance, marketing, accounts, human resources, law, etc.) but also on specific disciplines that are in high demand on the market, such as the environment, logistics, auditing, entrepreneurship, etc.

The curriculum includes:

A first year of 60 credits distributed across a common core (human resources management, statistical and econometric methods in management, financial management, advanced marketing, advanced microeconomics, tax and business law and one of four major options: finance, marketing, auditing and international management). A second year of 60 credits built around a common core of 40 credits (thesis, internship, strategic management) and a deepening of the major option chosen in the first year of the master’s. ... [-]

Master in Mathematics - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The Master's Degree in Mathematics offered by UMONS is designed to be flexible in order to best meet your professional goals. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The Master's Degree in Mathematics offered by UMONS is designed to be flexible in order to best meet your professional goals.

Whichever focus you choose, you will be guided by a programme supervisor. Various projects and internships will give you true added value in the job market.

Profile of the programme

The Master's programme is designed as a coherent whole to be spread out over two years. It is the perfect opportunity to look to the future and determine what profession(s) you would like to practice.

Your programme supervisor will guide you through the various choices to make that will best prepare you for the careers you are interested in.... [-]


Master in Mechanical Engineering - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The skills developed during the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering are very wide. They are based on a common formation, the choice of a specializing field and the progressive and coordinated organization of personal works. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The skills developed during the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering are very wide. They are based on a common formation, the choice of a specialising field and the progressive and coordinated organization of personal works.

Profile of the program

The common core program provides a background in solid and fluid mechanics, in machinery, in heat transfer and in design/production.

One third of the training is customised by the choice of one of three specialising field:

The Controlled Systems focus allows to get into design of automated and mechatronic systems focusing on advanced integration of components from different technologies. The focus is mainly on continuous industrial processes and electronic controls. The Energy and Power Systems focus considers rational management of energy and on sustainable development. With this training, the engineer can play a vital role in the control of various processes for production, conversion and transmission of power and energy while reducing their harmful effects. This field directly benefits from the research done by the Energy Cluster. The Machine Design and Production Engineering focus provides an additional training in the design, production, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems in traditional industrial sectors. In particular, ones can notice courses offered in computer-aided kinematics and dynamics and in reliability of industrial plants. This training is linked to the Risk Cluster of the FPMs. ... [-]

Master in Physics - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The Master's Degree in Physics includes 120 ECTS credits and provides a solid specialized education that opens doors to many career paths in research in both the public and private sectors. This programme offers two possible major options: fundamental interactions or material physics. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The Master's Degree in Physics includes 120 ECTS credits and provides a solid specialized education that opens doors to many career paths in research in both the public and private sectors. This program offers two possible major options: fundamental interactions or material physics.

Profile of the program

It is possible to pursue two types of Master's Degrees in Physics:

Research focus - option 1) fundamental interactions or - option 2) material physics Teaching focus.

The Master's Degree in Physics, option fundamental interactions, offers future graduates an education that is centered on the great laws of the Universe (astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, particle physics, theoretical physics, etc.).... [-]


Master in Psychology - taught in FRENCH

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

The degree of Master of Psychological Sciences gives access under the professional title of Psychologist. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The degree of Master of Psychological Sciences gives access under the professional title of Psychologist. The program ensures a solid formal training and practice on a human in order to exert psychology in fields varied such as those of health, work, education or justice, while adopting an ethical and scientific approach. It makes ready to work so much with individuals than of the groups or organizational structures in order to promote human development and the wellbeing. It also makes it possible to develop useful competencies to undertake research in psychology and to profit from the bases necessary to the continuation of a career of a researcher. The program is organized according to two finalities: the specialized finality and the deepened finality. The specialized finality prepares with the practice in various fields of the exercise of psychology. The step of specialization is however clearly founded on the assets of research in psychology and aims at making acquire the competencies based on a rigorous scientific approach. The deepened finality has as main objective to prepare for research in psychology and to train researchers. This finality gives an unconditional access to the doctoral formation and the doctorate.... [-]


Master in Translation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

During their studies, the future masters in translation acquire the specific strategies and skills to translate, mainly into French, documents with a high level of specialization. [+]

During their studies, the future masters in translation acquire the specific strategies and skills to translate, mainly into French, documents with a high level of specialization. These texts or speeches in fields as varied as economics, medicine, politics, law, sciences or literature require a high linguistic and cultural ability in at least two foreign languages, as well as the control of technological tools, among others.

Structure

A comprehensive study program is provided in German, English, Danish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Russian. Optional courses such as language, civilization, general or specialized translation classes are offered in the aforementioned languages, as well as in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese and Swedish.... [-]


Specialised Master’s Degree in Language Sciences

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2018 Belgium Mons + 1 more

Established pursuant to the Decree of the 7th November 2013, the Specialised Master’s Degree in Language Sciences aims to provide students high-quality training to ensure mastery of language sciences in general as well as expertise in a particular sector. [+]

Established pursuant to the Decree of the 7th November 2013, the Specialised Master’s Degree in Language Sciences aims to provide students high-quality training to ensure mastery of language sciences in general as well as expertise in a particular sector. Besides a core curriculum, the program includes various training routes, each structured around an option, either as preparation for research in a specific sector of language sciences or for one of the various occupations in the field of language.

Duration of Course

Obtaining a Specialised Master’s Degree in Language Sciences requires at least one year of study. The course can, however, be spread over a longer period. When an assessment is passed, the student receives the corresponding number of credits. Credits can be accumulated over 5 years. However, the student is not allowed to re-take the assessments of a course for which they have obtained a grade of at least 12/20 in the previous five academic years.... [-]


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Université de Mons

Address 20, place du Parc
B7000 Mons, Walloon Region, Belgium
Website http://www.umons.ac.be/