2023-2024 / DROI1354-1

Workers' social security law


36h Th

Number of credits

 Master in law (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in law (120 ECTS) (Econonomic and social law, minor in management)5 crédits 


Quentin Detienne

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course focuses on the law of social benefits that provide a replacement income to workers in case of a social risk (unemployment, incapacity for work and old age). It compares the benefits offered by each of the three Belgian social security schemes, which are aimed at employees, self-employed persons and statutory employees respectively.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, students should be able to explain precisely the legal regime of a social benefit discussed during the course, to reason autonomously on a casus related to the subject and to propose reflections on the stakes of workers' social security.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Having followed - and passed - the Labour and Social Security Law course will facilitate a good understanding of the course.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

ex cathedra course

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

Detailed slides will be made available to students via my.uliege after each lesson. They are an aid to note-taking, but do not replace it.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral examination. The professor reserves the right to replace the oral examination by a written examination depending on the number of students.

Students may use the codes or a collection of legal texts without annotation or personal comment, with the exception of article to article cross-references. Blank Post-It notes are allowed. The use of fluorescent markers or underlining is permitted.

Among the main evaluation criteria are the student's ability to develop legal reasoning, explaining the arguments supporting it, articulating the arguments in a logical, rigorous and coherent manner.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Professor :

Quentin Detienne : email : qdetienne@uliege.be


Secretariat :

Catherine Fett - room I. 75 - tel: 04.366.31.57 - email: catherine.fett@ulg.ac.be

Assistant :

Louis Trinon - email : louis.trinon@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs