M.A. Modern French

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR545 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • French
University of Lausanne | Lausanne, Switzerland
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.

Description of Modern French

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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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Autumn semester: 30 April; Spring semester: 30 November
Tuition fee
  • EUR 545 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 545 Semester (EEA)
CHF 580 per semester
Start date September  2015, February  2016
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
Languages
  • French
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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.

The specialisation programme worth 30 ECTS credits lead to a Master of Arts with Specialisation. Through an interdisciplinary approach, they offer students the possibility, as the case may be, to deepen their knowledge in a particular field or to acquire a first experience of research or work in a professional environment.

Main discipline

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

Secondary discipline

  • In principle, this is a continuation of the sec-ond core discipline of the Bachelorís degree.

or Complementary discipline

  • In principle, this is a continuation of the com-plementary discipline of the Bachelorís 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 Masterís programme.

30 ECTS credits

Specialisation programme

30 ECTS credits

Dissertation

  • In the main discipline.

30 ECTS credits

Requirements for Modern French

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 Masterís degree the discipline(s) studied for their Bachelorís degree. Students who change discipline between the Bachelorís degree and the Masterís degree, or are holders of a Swiss or foreign Bachelorís degree recognised by UNIL in another orientation, or awarded by a University of Applied Sciences (UAS)*, may be admitted to the Masterís degree on the basis of their personal case files.

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

Teaching language

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

Work Experience for Modern French

No work experience is required.

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University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Switzerland Founded in 1537, the University of Lausanne is composed of seven faculties where approximately 11,500 students and 2,200 researchers work and study. Emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach, with close cooperation between students, professors and teaching staff. The UNIL campus is spread across three locations, the largest of which is in Dorigny, on the shores of Lake Geneva.