Master de spécialisation en économie sociale

A UNIQUE training programme in Belgium, combining a "management" component (provided by HEC Liège) and a "socio-economic" component (provided by FOPES UCLouvain), enabling you to specialize in the field of social and solidarity economy.


Who is this program for?

  • All holders of a master's degree wishing to upgrade their training in the field of social economy
  • People who are already professionally active and wish to improve their skills in the field of social economy, or redirect their career towards it.


Why register?

  • To rethink the way we organize economic activity, as well as its relationship to society
  • To master the analysis grids and tools from several disciplines: economics, management, sociology, ethics
  • To approach the different realities of social economy
  • To experiment with management tools adapted to the different models of social enterprises
  • To become an actor of change


The advantages of this specialist master's degree

  • A team of teachers who are pioneers in the development of educational programmes in the field of social economy
  • A multidisciplinary pedagogy and a programme rooted in the field, offering many contacts with social economy professionals and ensuring the integration of students into social economy networks
  • Courses based on internationally recognized research expertise and allowing students to benefit from the most advanced knowledge on social economy enterprises


In practical terms

  • A 60-credit programme, including 43 credits for courses and 17 credits for the thesis.   
    • 20 course credits in Louvain-la-Neuve (on Tuesdays)   
    • 20 course credits  in Liège (on Thursdays)
  • A research-thesis along with a mandatory internship, or a project thesis consisting in carrying out a mission in a company (as well as a seminar related to the thesis for 3 credits)
  • The programme can be spread over 2 years
  • Candidates who do not hold a master's degree might benefit from the validation of prior experience (VPE) (the procedures for admission under the VPE are specified in the brochure)
Last update :16/05/2019