M.A. French as a Foreign Language

University of Lausanne

Application deadline: Autumn semester: 30 April; Spring semester: 30 November
Tuition fee:
  • € 545 / Semester (EEA)
  • € 545 / Semester (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015, February  2016
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 18 months
  • French
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The Master of Arts allows students to acquire the knowledge and techniques required for a better grasp of contemporary realities, giving meaning to the intellectual wealth created by mankind over the centuries. In a wide range of disciplines, students follow their programme and put into practice the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach that befits a study of the arts.

The Master of Arts degree offers training in the following disciplines:

* Cinema
* Classical Studies
* Computer Science and Mathematical Methods
* English
* French as a Foreign Language
* German
* History
* History of Art
* History of Religions
* Italian
* Language and Communication Studies
* Medieval French
* Modern French
* Philosophy
* Slavic Studies
* South and Central Asian Studies
* Spanish

At the end of the first year, students decide in which discipline they will complete their dissertation and whether to choose a Master of Arts worth 90 ECTS credits or a Master of Arts with specialisation worth 120 ECTS credits.


Main discipline

* In principle, this is a continuation of one of the core disciplines of the Bachelors degree. 30 ECTS credits

Secondary discipline

* In principle, this is a continuation of the second core discipline of the Bachelors degree.

or Complementary

* discipline In principle, this is a continuation of the complementary discipline of the Bachelors degree.

or Options programme

* The Options Programme operates essentially as an extension of the main discipline. As such, it allows the construction of a single-discipline

Masters programme.

* 30 ECTS credits


* In the main discipline. 30 ECTS credits


Candidates admitted to registration at the University of Lausanne and who are holders of a Bachelor of Arts degree of the University of Lausanne, or a Bachelor of Arts degree of another Swiss or foreign university recognised by UNIL and judged to be equivalent, are admitted without conditions to the Master of Arts degree course, if they choose to continue for their Masters degree the discipline(s) studied for their Bachelors degree. Students who change discipline between the Bachelors degree and the Masters degree, or are holders of a Swiss or foreign Bachelors degree recognised by UNIL in another orientation, or awarded by a University of Applied Sciences (UAS)*, may be admitted to the Masters degree on the basis of their personal case files.

* The holders of a Bachelors degree awarded by a UAS must prove that they satisfy the conditions for admission to a Masters degree course in their own type of educational institution

Teaching language

* French and/or the language of the disci-pline studied. Recommended level: C1.

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