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The start of the 2024-2025 academic year will mark a turning point in the history of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, as the Master’s degree in Medicine will be offered for the very first time at UMONS, in co-diploma with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

A further step towards specialist Masters

The basic medical training (Bachelor’s + Master’s) must be completed by a specialised Master’s degree in order to have access to medical practice within the framework of healthcare reimbursement by the National Institute for Invalidity Health Insurance (INAMI). The Master’s degree organised jointly by the UMONS and the ULB will prepare you as well as possible for these specialised courses, whether you choose to specialise in general medicine or hospital medicine. These specialist courses are not organised by UMONS. However, you can access them via the university hospitals of ULB, UCLouvain or ULiège.

A university open to the world and rooted in its city and region

All of the theoretical training takes place on the Mons campus, which offers an enriching living environment and local teaching methods. A university on a human scale, the UMONS is nonetheless open to the world and its region. Its excellent research contributes to the socio-economic development of an entire region.

A joint degree

UMONS and ULB have decided to join forces to promote access to university education and to encourage vocations in a field and a province in which there is a growing social need. The ULB will contribute to this association through its hospital and general medicine internship network, among other things. Co-diplomation also means that you will graduate from both universities!

Access conditions

Students with either :

the academic grade of bachelor of medicine obtained in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation;
By virtue of a decision by the academic authorities and subject to the additional conditions set by them, students who hold :

a 1st cycle title or degree in medicine obtained in the Flemish Community, or obtained in the European Union, or a medical doctor’s degree obtained in a country outside the European Union and valued by the jury at 180 credits, as well as proof of admission to the competitive entrance examination for medical studies’.
All applicants who do not hold a similar Master’s degree in medicine obtained in an EU or non-EU country will be required to sit the competitive entrance examination to study medicine. Admission to this examination will be a prerequisite for any assessment by the jury of the course previously completed. The same applies to holders of a similar Master’s degree in medical sciences obtained in a country outside the EU, who must hold proof of admission to the competitive entrance examination for medical studies in accordance with the decree on medical and dental studies.

Program and structure

The Bachelor of Medicine programme, which has been offered at UMONS for fifty years, focuses students on modern, humane medicine. The Master’s in Medicine will therefore be built on this continuity and will enable students to acquire the skills needed to meet the social, societal and public health challenges facing the Province of Hainaut.

A holistic, transdisciplinary and patient-oriented approach

Teaching is designed to be progressive throughout the Master’s programme. Theoretical learning in each discipline predominates during the first two years. This provides the necessary knowledge of diseases (their pathology, management and treatment). At the same time, integrative learning is provided by clinicians in small supervised groups, leading to a holistic and transdisciplinary approach to knowledge and clinical reasoning. This includes the simulation of increasingly complex situations, combining ethical, deontological and legal aspects and leading to the integration of cross-disciplinary professional skills.

From theory to practice

A large number of work placements are included in the Medicine curriculum, from the third block of the Bachelor’s degree. These placements are the best way to put into practice the disciplinary knowledge you have acquired throughout your academic career and to project yourself into the profession you are learning. They enable you to develop the skills that are essential to the profession of doctor, whatever specialisation you decide to pursue later on. This will give you the opportunity to improve your communication skills (with colleagues and patients), work as part of a team, manage stress and adapt to the realities of the field.

A student trained as a World Citizen

While the University of Mons aims to improve the medical density in Hainaut, it remains committed to opening up students to the international world during their training, either through international placements or through an assertive policy of internationalisation ‘at home’. Training in medical English, integrated into the specialised courses and supervised by experienced linguists, offers you a unique opportunity to take part in Erasmus courses.

Teaching profile

The teaching profile presents the institutional training profile expected at the end of the cycle (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.). It is described in terms of learning outcomes, i.e. what the student should know, understand and be able to achieve at the end of a learning activity, a teaching unit or a study cycle. Learning outcomes are defined in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Know and practise medical science in order to provide quality medical care, adapted to current scientific data and based on reasoned practice.
  • educate patients about the nature of their problems and how changing their lifestyle habits can have a positive impact on their health, and implement primary and secondary prevention strategies
  • communicating with patients and their families, as well as with colleagues and paramedical staff
  • Working as part of a medical and care team, and therefore interacting with all team members
  • Manage resources, giving priority to efficient, relevant and responsible use of the resources made available to the medical profession for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up, prevention, etc.
  • Respecting the rules of professional conduct and ethics associated with the profession (being a responsible practitioner)
  • Promoting health
  • Managing your own training



Our Bachelor's and Master's courses lead to the title of Doctor and enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills that are common to all practitioners, whatever their field of expertise. At the end of these two cycles, new graduates will have to orient their practice towards one of the many existing medical fields, ranging from general or specialised curative medicine to non-curative medicine in public health, in the medico-legal field or in research.

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Mons, Brussels