What are the prospects?
The BA in Human and Social Sciences gives access to numerous Masters, opening the door to many opportunities.
Information and Communication:
Journalist, press agent (ministerial cabinets, media personalities, etc.), publicist, publisher, advertising and marketing officer, events and communications manager, company communications officer, library manager, archivist, and so on.
“I chose UMONS because it was the only university in Belgium that offered the Master’s programme in Economic and Social Policy. That is why I chose to enrol on the Bachelor’s in Management Engineering…
Ces trois années se terminant, je n'en retire que du positif, des rencontres exceptionnelles, des souvenirs plein la tête et des expériences m'ayant permis de mûrir et de mieux comprendre le monde qui nous entoure.
“I chose UMONS because it was the only university in Belgium that offered the Master’s programme in Economic and Social Policy. That is why I chose to enrol on the Bachelor’s in Management Engineering in order to then study the Master’s degree later on. After a few weeks, however, I felt that the courses were too focused on economics, so I changed course and started studying for the Bachelor’s in Human and Social sciences.
In the 2nd year of the Bachelor’s programme, we were able to choose an option. I chose Information and Communication. Despite knowing that I would not continue in this area of study, I was still happy to be able to acquire additional knowledge in this domain.
The proximity with the teachers, the bond between the students, and the diversity of courses are definitely the biggest assets of this course. At the ESHS, we are also fortunate to be able to go on a trip in the 3rd year as part of our English course. A trip that will certainly never be forgotten!
As I approach the end of the Bachelor’s programme, I reflect on what the last three years has brought me: positive, exceptional encounters, as well as countless happy memories and invaluable experiences that have helped me to mature and understand the world we live in.”
Sociology and Anthropology:
Positions in public administration or in the private sector linked to the social sector (local councils, CPAS (public centre for social welfare), Forem (job centre), consulting firms, etc.), manager of an NGO for international cooperation and development aid (Red Cross, Amnesty International, etc.), academic careers, and
in the non-profit world.
Economic and Social Policy:
Departmental manager in a company in the public or private sector, official in a federal, regional or local organisation (province, commune, intercommunal,
Any job related to social and political life (political parties, trade unions, corporate world, political cabinets), civil servants at the local council or in another local, regional, provincial, or federal organisation in Belgium or Europe, public services, public administration, NGOs, international organisations, diplomatic missions, and many more.
Human Resource Management:
Manager of staff in public or private companies, HR consultant, recruiter, etc.
Population and Development Sciences:
Project manager for development aid and international cooperation (European Commission, World Bank, NGOs, international organisations), etc.
Criminologist with the police force for all types of crimes (violent crime, computer piracy, counterfeiting, etc.), prison director, functions in prevention services (Youth Protection Service), in the non-profit world (delinquency, drug addiction, etc.), in the private or public sector (security services of companies, municipalities, etc.).
Manager of a cultural institution (museums, theatres, concert halls, etc.), organiser of cultural events (exhibitions, festivals, concerts, etc.), among others.
Film producer, film director, critic for the press, manager of a cultural institution, etc.