A unique masters program in criminology: a double-degree at uOttawa and the Université catholique de Louvain

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016

The University of Ottawa and the Université catholique de Louvain, the largest French-speaking university in Belgium, have created a new partnership that will benefit criminology students from both institutions.

The University of Ottawa recently welcomed an important delegation including the President of the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, a highly recognized institution in the international rankings with whom the University of Ottawa has been a partner for several years.

The visit allowed the two institutions to get to know each other better, discuss opportunities for strategic collaboration, and sign a double-degree agreement between the two universities.

Dual-master's degree in criminology
The Department of Criminology has worked closely with the International Office on the creation of a dual-master's degree option between the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa and the Université catholique de Louvain. This will allow students to receive, after their two years of study, a Master of Criminology, issued by the UCL, and a Master of Arts (Criminology) from the University of Ottawa.

The uOttawa International Office strongly hopes to replicate this model of collaboration in other departments and with various high-caliber partners from around the world.

View pictures of the campus in Belgium.

uOttawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas
The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe.

For more information, please visit our page web or contact the Department Chair, Professor Michael Kempa, or Professor Patrice Corriveau

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