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Fields and levels of studies

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Specialising in humanities and social sciences, the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne offers courses that are part of the European Higher Education System.


FIELDS OF STUDIES

The University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne offers courses in 3 main disciplines: law & political science ; economics & management ; arts & humanities. These disciplines are taught in 10 research and teaching departments (UFR):

 

Law & Political Science

Economics and Management

Arts and Humanities

► Sorbonne Law School

► Economics Department

► Visual Arts & Cinema Department

(General Law ; Public Law ; Private Law ;

► Sorbonne Management School

► Art History & Archaeology Department

International, European & Comparative Law ;   

► Applied Mathematics & IT Department   

History Department

Economic & Social Administration)

 

► Geography Department

► Political Science Department

 

► Philosophy Department

 

& 4 institutes:     

► Demography        

► Economic & Social Development        

Labour Social Sciences      

► Tourism


LEVELS OF STUDIES

As part of the European Higher Education System, university courses are organised in three cycles: Licence (1st cycle), Master (2nd cycle) and Doctorat (3rd cycle). Passing examinations of one semester enables you to obtain 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits, which are fully recognised in Europe and beyond.

Licence (L) = Bachelor

Conferring 180 ECTS credits, a Licence (Bachelor) corresponds to three years of studies after a Baccalauréat (A-level, high school diploma), i.e. three years of higher education:
Licence 1 (L1) = 1st year of Bachelor = Bac + 1 (Baccalauréat + 1 year of higher education)
Licence 2 (L2) = 2nd year of Bachelor = Bac + 2 (Baccalauréat + 2 years of higher education)
Licence 3 (L3) = 3rd year of Bachelor = Bac + 3 (Baccalauréat + 3 years of higher education)

 

There are two types of Licence 3 (L3):
General Licence 3 (L3): can lead to the pursuit of Masters studies;
Professional Licence (Licence pro): can lead directly to the world of work and takes place with a direct link to the latter, in particular via compulsory internships.

Master (M) = Masters

Conferring 300 ECTS credits, a Master (Masters) corresponds to two years of studies after a Licence (Bachelor), i.e. five years after a Baccalauréat (A-level, high school diploma):
Master 1 (M1) = 1st year of Masters = Bac + 4 (Baccalauréat + 4 years of higher education)
Master 2 (M2) = 2nd year of Masters = Bac + 5 (Baccalauréat + 5 years of higher education)

There are two types of Master 2 (M2):
Master 2 professionnel (M2 pro): generally finishes with an internship and can lead to the world of work;
Master 2 recherche (M2 recherche): generally finishes with a dissertation and can lead to a doctorat (PhD).

Doctorat (D) = PhD

Conferring 480 ECTS credits, a Doctorat (PhD) corresponds to three years of study after a Master (Masters), i.e. eight years after a Baccalauréat (A-level, high school diploma). It is completed by the presentation of a thesis.

Diplôme d'Université (DU)

Of a varying length and at varying levels, the Diplômes d'Université (DU) are courses specific to Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Here is a description of a few of them.
Magistère: course of three years accessible after two years of university studies (for example after the 2nd year of a Bachelor).
DU internationaux: courses of one year created especially for foreign students. Certain courses involve English and French classes to enable non-francophones to subsequently have access to Masters 2 (PSME, MMEF). Others are taught in French but provide classes for improving in that language and a programme designed for the international public (LLM). Finally, some are offered in French and/or English (DESUP International Tourism).

Double Degrees

Whether it is for "Licences", "Masters", "Doctorats" or "Diplômes d'Université", certain courses are called "dual" or "joint":
► dual national degrees: courses that enable you to obtain two degrees from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in two different disciplines (e.g.: dual degrees of "cinema-management", "law-political science" or "economics-history"); these courses require you to take 50% more classes than in a classic course.
dual international degrees: courses that enable you to obtain degrees from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and from one or more of its partner universities abroad; these courses require you to spend time both at Paris 1 and abroad (or exclusively abroad in the case of relocated branches of Paris 1); certain of them are part of international programmes such as Erasmus Mundus or are part of conventions on international joint thesis supervision (for doctorates).