Programme structure

The bachelor programme in Modern Languages and Literatures: General totals 180 credits over 3 years (3 x 60 credits). It consists of a basic major syllabus of 150 credits and a minor syllabus of 30 credits (2 x 15 credits, over blocks 2 and 3.

Three pivotal courses make up the 150 credits of the major of the bachelor syllabus:

(1) introduction to the human sciences (historical criticism, arts and civilisations, European literature, language science, philosophy, general linguistics, religious sciences) ;
(2) methodological and disciplinary training in the Germanic and Romance languages and letters chosen by the student (literary history, critical analysis of texts, syntax, linguistic considerations based on the languages studied, study of civilisations [historical data and contemporary scene]) ;
(3) practicals in oral and written communication in the Romance and Germanic languages chosen.

The first block of undergraduate studies starts with a term of general foundation courses common to all of the faculty's Bachelor's programmes. Students will be introduced to history, art history, literature and the art of academic discourse, providing them with a solid grounding and the opportunity to transfer to a different programme if they so wish at the end of the first term.

They will also receive discipline-specific courses from the first term of block 1. These will become their core courses in the second term of block 1. 

From block 2, students continue their studies in their major subject and are also invited to choose a 30-credit minor with a view to broadening their intellectual and professional horizons. This minor can be selected from another faculty discipline or from another UCLouvain faculty, subject to certain admission requirements set by the programme managers.