Research Focus [30.0]

rom2m  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

By offering the opportunity to further the fundamentals of the course and introducing students to an approach to research, the research focus develops culture generally and specific academic skills for the student of romance languages: analysis, review, a critical mind, autonomy, adaptability and the perfection of all elements of discourse. It is aimed at students who are interested in research, but also in the numerous indirect prospects to which an education in French and romance languages and literature can lead.

Students have the opportunity to gain work experience through an internship related to one of the direct or indirect career options relevant to their research focus. This can take place during the first or second year of the Master's degree. At least two weeks prior to the programme approval date (in the first or second bloc), students must submit their internship proposal and a duly completed internship agreement to the supervisory panel. Students whose proposals are not accepted will add an additional research focus module to their programme.

Students who choose this finalité may apply to participate in the co-graduation program in French and Francophone Studies, which associates UCLouvain with three partner universities:

  • the University of Paris 3 - Sorbonne Nouvelle;
  • the Ca'Foscari University of Venice;
  • the Humboldt University of Berlin.

A program is drawn up for each student: the first year of the master's degree is completed at the UCLouvain and the second year at the chosen partner university. At the end, the student receives, in case of success, the diplomas of master of the two universities. An equivalent system exists with the University of Lausanne, but does not lead to a double degree. For more information and to submit an application:

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30 credits to be chosen including a maximum of 2 seminars

Annual block
  1 2

Mandatory Contenu:
Optionnal Work placement
Optionnal LROM9022 Work placement and practical experience: research focus   Vincent Engel (coord.)
120h  10 credits x x
Optionnal Literature
Optionnal LROM2222 Review and analysis of Medieval texts (C12 - C15)   Tania Van Hemelryck
22.5h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LROM2514 Seminar : Topics in Spanish Literature   Geneviève Fabry
15h  5 credits 1q x x
Optionnal LROM2715 Seminar : literary aesthetics   Michel Lisse
, Pierre Piret
, Pierre Piret (compensates Michel Lisse)
15h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LROM2725 Seminar : Literary History   Agnès Guiderdoni
, Damien Zanone
15h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LROM2855 Seminar : Narrative, Theatre, Opera, Cinema   Costantino Maeder
15h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LROM2791 Literature, theatre and humanities   Pierre Piret
30h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LGLOR2390 Typology and permanence of mythical imagineries   Myriam Delmotte
, Paul Deproost
, Charles Doyen
, Brigitte Van Wymeersch
30h  5 credits 1q x x
Optionnal LFIAL2150 History of Humanism   Agnès Guiderdoni
, Aline Smeesters
22.5h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LFIAL2292 Art and Literature   Ralph Dekoninck
, Myriam Delmotte
22.5h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal Linguistics
Optionnal LROM2155 Seminar : linguistics   Philippe Hambye
15h  5 credits 1q x x
Optionnal LROM2517 Seminar: Spanish Linguistics   15h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LROM2857 Pragmatico- linguistic analysis of Italian literary texts   Costantino Maeder
15h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LCLIG2160 Sociolinguistics   Philippe Hambye
15h  5 credits 1q x x
Optionnal LCLIG2210 Phonology and Prosody   Anne-Catherine Simon
30h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LCLIG2250 Methods of corpus linguistics   Mathieu Avanzi (compensates Anne-Catherine Simon)
, Mathieu Avanzi (compensates Cédrick Fairon)
, Cédrick Fairon
, Anne-Catherine Simon
30h+10h  5 credits 1q x x