Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

2022 - 2023 Programme



Bachelor's Degree in Political Sciences (evening programme)

 Evening Programme    180 credits   3 years
 European Qualifications Framework (EQF): Level 6 
 Internship: no  Final assignment: no   Exchange Programmes: no

Saint-Louis University, Brussels offers a daytime programme of Bachelor in Political Sciences but also an evening programme, which is unique in the academic environment of French-speaking Belgium.

Thus, for over thirty years, Saint-Louis University has provided an evening academic education programme for those who wish to further or refocus their training while continuing to work during the daytime or while seeking employment.

Courses take place Monday through Friday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (occasionally 9 p.m.) as well as some Saturday mornings. This training opens the right to paid educational leave for workers in the private sector.

The Bachelor in Political Sciences studies consist primarily of learning to decode the power mechanisms that rule the world in which we live:

  • How are decisions made and at what level of power?
  • Who genuinely exerts influence on a decision and in the interest of whom?
  • What are the main systems of political power both historically and throughout the world?
  • How can we explain their emergence, their evolution, their successes, their difficulties?

What are the stakes today on the national, European and global levels? Who do they oppose? In what balance of power? With what possible outcome?

Political science provides answers to these and other questions through various specialised fields: political parties and interest groups, electoral analyses, international relations, political regimes… The Bachelor in Political Science programme introduces students to these different fields.

The programme also includes courses in human sciences, law and economics that give insight into human relations, their functioning and their evolution. It also involves training students to the collection of data, statistics… in an effort to better understand human phenomena from a scientific standpoint.


The Bachelor of Political Science is a first cycle programme (a so-called "transition" bachelor), which comprises 180 credits and is spread over three years.

This course of study has two components: one provides a general educational background and the other focuses on political science.

The general, or foundation, component of the programme aims to ensure the students’ acquisition of the fundamental background in the human and social sciences. This goal is accomplished, on the one hand, through introductory courses in the core disciplines/subjects/fields of the human and social sciences (philosophy, history, economics, law, sociology, psychology) and, on the other hand, through courses and seminars intended to ensure that students have a firm grasp of the range of analytical methods in the human and social sciences.

The political science component of the programme involves not only introductory courses in the core disciplines/fields/subjects that constitute the foundation to the study of political science (economics, public law, political sociology, political history) but also courses in the field of political science per se: general subjects such as political science, political science: founding texts; and specialized subjects such as comparative politics, political parties and interest groups, EU politics, public policy analysis, the analysis of international relations,…).