This Master’s degree offers training during which the student will acquire a set of qualifications, skills and experience that will enable him/her to :
Note that this Master’s course is not a teaching diploma.
The degree course worth 90 ECTS credits consists of three parts: mandatory courses, free-choice courses (including the possibility of an internship) and the Master’s thesis.
The degree course worth 120 ECTS includes the three parts of the course worth 90 ECTS credits and, in addition, a specialisation worth 30 ECTS. Each of the two specialisation orientations offers courses taught not only at UNIL and HEP, but also at IDHEAP (Institute of Advanced Studies in Public Administration) and HES-SO (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland). It includes a mandatory internship. The two specialisations offered are :
The Master in Sciences and Practices of Education offers a very wide range of courses ranging from basic disciplines (phi-losophy, history, sociology, economics, psychology, social psychology, anthropo-logy, general education) to more specific subjects (management of training systems, evaluation of learning processes, family education, gender and education, career paths, adult training, ICT and education, etc).The degree course includes three parts: courses attached to the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP), courses atta-ched to the HEP-VD, and a Master’s dis-sertation.The dissertation is accompanied by methods workshops which students must attend. These workshops, designed to be a reflective meeting place between the SSP and the HEP-VD, propose the elaboration of an interdisciplinary methodology speci-fic to the sciences of education
The evaluation of knowledge takes diverse forms, for example seminar or research work, continuous assessment, oral or written examination. Each course is validated either by a pass certificate (seminars, research seminar and place-ments), or by a mark (course work and Master’s dissertation). There are three exam sessions per year (winter, summer, autumn). Conditions for passing the Master’s degree are described in the regulations of the Master in Sciences and Practices of Education.
Students enrolled on a Master’s degree have the possibility of completing a study semester in a HEP-VD partner institution.If the study programme completed under the mobility scheme is approved and sanctioned by the passing of exa-minations, credits acquired will be reco-gnised and validated in the student’s degree course
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The following may be admitted to the Master’s degree: students meeting the registration and enrolment conditions of the University of Lausanne and the HEP-VD who are in possession of a Bachelor’s degree related to the study areas «Social and Cultural Anthropology», «Education Sciences», «Sociology», «Political Sciences», «Psychology», a University of Teacher Education degree or a qualification deemed equivalent by the Science Committee.
Students holding another Bachelor’s degree awarded by a Swiss university or a qualification deemed equivalent may be admitted with possible course additions specified by the Science Committee. Enrolment on the programme is via the HEP-VD.Formal admission is pronounced by the Management Committee of the HEP-VD according to the recommendation of the Scientific Committee.
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