West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest

Introduction

The Université Catholique de l’Ouest is 140 years old: originally a medieval university founded in 1373, it was later reopened in 1875 and has a current student population of 9,000.
The campus is situated in downtown Angers, a five-minute walk from the station and the nearest bus stops; it lies just minutes away from the main shopping area, restaurants, gardens, banks and administrative offices.
The university campus boasts an unusual architectural blend of old and contemporary buildings, standing in a 5-hectare park.

Founded in 1875, the Université Catholique de l’Ouest is one of the oldest universities in Western France and is one of the important actors in Higher Education and research today.

A multidisciplinary university with a worldview, it offers more than a hundred programs in 5 faculties:

  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Theology and Religious Sciences
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The University in Figures

  • 9,000 students including 1,700 foreign students and teachers who come to Angers each year to study.
  • 187 full-time faculty and 1,500 professionals providing lectures as experts.
  • 12 foreign languages taught.
  • 10 multimedia language laboratories.
  • 10 research laboratories.
  • 170 partner universities around the world.
  • 3 university libraries comprising some 200,000 books.
  • 1 audiovisual centre, multimedia rooms, WIFI access.
  • 17 study areas.

Our Values

  • French national degrees.
  • Guaranteed a personalized follow-up, small classes with individual supervision.
  • High graduation rate: graduation rate for the bachelor three years of 67% (Compared to public universities 27%).
  • High rate of work placements.
  • 170 partner universities around the world: credit transfers and validation of grades.
  • Spiritual life: diverse activities offered by Catholic Campus Ministry.
  • Student accommodation service: wide choice of bedsits, home-stay or family accommodation, halls of residence or flats.
  • 2 university restaurants within walking distance, food and refreshments available on campus.
  • Cultural activities and sports: drama society, international choir, film club as well as table-tennis, volleyball, basketball and more.
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Clubs and associations

At UCO, the campus life is a great asset. Parties, cinema and debates, sports (50 different sports available), music, theater, intercultural evenings, humanitarian projects… plenty of opportunities to get involved, be immersed in the French culture, and have fun.

Housing

You can choose:

  • Student residence (foyer), with half pension or full pension.
  • Homestay (with or without meals).

Meals

On the UCO campus, a cafeteria is at your disposal. During the academic year, you also have access to the university restaurant situated in town center (lunch and dinner, € 3.20 per meal).

Health & accessibility

The UCO campus is equipped with an infirmary, counselling services and services for students with disabilities. The campus is accessible to students with disabilities.

Admission requirement

  • Program given in French:
    • DELF: level C1 for language training,
    • Level B2 for all other programs or Level 4 TCF (except for French-speaking students).
  • Program given in English (Business and Economics): TOEFL score of 79 or higher / IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.
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Visa

As a rule, unless you are exempt, you are required to have a visa to study in France. It must be applied for from the relevant French embassy or consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.

Insurances

Health insurance is compulsory in France. Registration with the French health insurance and its payment (about 208 €) is to be done upon your arrival at the university in France.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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Programs

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Master

Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics

Campus Full time 24 months September 2016 France Angers

The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics is unique programme delivered by two academically renowned Universities in Europe: Liverpool Hope University, UK and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France. [+]

MSc Computer Science and Informatics - Liverpool Hope University, UK MSc Applied Mathematics - Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics is a unique programme delivered by two academically renowned Universities in Europe: Liverpool Hope University, UK and the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France. By utilising the teaching knowledge, research excellence and first class faculties of two leading European institutions, the Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics provides a world class academic curriculum and practical learning experience for the technology and scientific graduates of the future. The Dual International Masters in Mathematical Informatics programme provides students the opportunity to study both in the UK and in France where they will gain two degrees in less time and at a lower cost than it would take to earn the degrees independently. Successful graduates will gain the MSc Computer Science and Informatics, awarded by Liverpool Hope University, UK and MSc Applied Mathematics, taught at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, and awarded by the University of Angers, France. The programme includes a paid internship where students will be working on a technology project within a company. The internship gives an opportunity to utilise the technical, scientific and academic knowledge learnt within the programme whilst further developing communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills. The internship cumulates in a research dissertation that is assessed by both Liverpool Hope University and Université Catholique de l’Ouest. Entry Requirements: A good degree (minimum of second class or equivalent) in computer science, computing, science, or an engineering-based discipline, OR; A good degree (minimum of second class or equivalent) with at least 50% computing element, plus analytical aptitude, OR; Highly relevant industrial experience equivalent to degree level, and analytical aptitude Computer Science, computing, science, or an engineering based discipline. English language requirement: Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS 6.5 (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87 or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. International Students: fill out the form on this page to contacts us for additional information. [-]

International Master in Environmental Management (IMEM)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 France Angers Laval Nantes Guingamp Vannes Papeete Reunion (Fr.) Saint-Denis + 7 more

This International Master in Environmental Management (IMEM) has the objective of training future managers with a variety of skills in the ecology of natural resources, urban ecology, environmental management, sustainable development and project management. [+]

This International Master in Environmental Management (IMEM) has the objective of training future managers with a variety of skills in the ecology of natural resources, urban ecology, environmental management, sustainable development and project management. The program is taught in English. UCO offers only the second year of this Master degree. It is designed for students who have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts or Science in any of the life and natural sciences AND who have completed their first year of a Master degree in a related field (biology, ecology, geography, environment, chemistry, geology, urban planning...). However, students from varied academic backgrounds such as engineering, law and management focused on environmental issues are encouraged to apply to the program. OVERVIEW During this year in environmental management you will use quantitative methods and analytical tools to manage natural and urban environments. You will learn the fundamentals of ecological theory and project management including scope definition, work planning, resource and risk management, along with human relations skills. As a graduate of this program, you’ll have an international perspective on sustainable development and environmental monitoring throughout study cases, fieldtrips, data collection and laboratory work. An internship at the end of your second year will allow you to use the skills needed to conduct independent field research projects in natural or urban environments (direct observation and data collection, research design, field methodology…). The internship can be conducted in Europe or abroad. 

 You’ll be a student at the biology department at UCO at the Faculty of science in the Loire River Valley in France where they conduct thesis-level research related to conservation and ecological management in a real-world setting. 
Industry and agencies seek scientists with project management skills, and graduates of this program will be in high demand. This program trains future managers in the ecology of natural resources, urban ecology, environmental management, business and project management. Job roles for graduates include planning and implementation of resource management for public agencies, helping corporations develop and implement sustainable practices, analyzing how well a private agricultural firm’s policies meet sustainability standards, and overseeing new urban construction projects to minimize environmental impact. Upon completion of their curriculum students should be able to: evaluate the structure and function of ecological systems and how they are affected by biotic and abiotic forces design and conduct field research projects and analyze project data integrate principles of project management and tools of scientific analysis into effective environmental management propose sustainable environmental management policies by integrating biological, social and management components apply global understanding and environmental management and sustainability skills to the workplace Some typical careers in the field include: Policy Analyst Restoration Ecologist Land Manager Sustainability Assessor Environmental Educator Environmental Regulator Program Manager Urban Planner Curriculum FALL SEMESTER Sustainable Development Ecology and Biodiversity Environmental Pollution Biomonitoring Ligerian Ecology Urban Ecology Ehtics SPRING SEMESTER Internship The main objective of the internship (minimum 2 months) is to provide students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained through the program to real-world scenarios. UCO can help finding an internship, but encourages students to find their work placement on their own and train themselves in preparing an application. The Internship will take place in the last semester of the program in France or abroad and will be subjected to the approval of the course coordinator. The internship can be undertaken in collaboration with central or regional governments, companies, consultancies or research institutes and should have a subject that correlates with the student’s interest in a specific area of study of the program. The faculty of science at UCO will remain the main academic contact and will coordinate and guide the student throughout his internship. Admission requirements graduated with a Bachelor of Arts or Science in any of the life and natural sciences must have completed their first year of a Master degree in a related field (biology, ecology, geography, environment, chemistry, geology, urban planning...) students from a varied academic background such as engineering, law and management focused on environmental issues are encouraged to apply to the program International students must meet some the following admission requirements: L level AB mention TOEFL score of 79 or higher on the Internet-based test or its equivalent in other forms TOEIC score of 600 or higher IELTS score of 6.0 or higher GRE score of 1000 or higher Or GMAT score of 500 or higher Non-French students should also meet the following admission requirement: DELF test score of B1 or higher Non-French speaking students are highly encouraged to enrol in the French language program CIDEF at UCO for at least one month in the summer prior the start of term in September. You can find more information under our CIDEF website: http://www.uco.fr/l-universite/facultes- instituts/centre-international-d-etudes-francaises-614.kjsp?RH=SITE1_RP4-FR [-]

Master Ecology And Sustainable Development

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 France Angers

This master (bac + 5) trains executives with multi-skills in ecology of natural resources, urban ecology and environmental management in a sustainable development perspective. [+]

TRAINING OBJECTIVES Acquire knowledge and depth skills in different areas of the environment Learning to manage environmental issues through two routes to choose from: Ecology course of natural resources and sustainable development (ERNDD) facing the management of natural and anthropogenic Urban ecology course and sustainable development (EUDD) facing the management of urban ecosystems Ability to validate the IT and Internet Certificate Level 2: environmental activities and sustainable development (c2i2 MEAD). + THE TRAINING Success rate close to 100% Human scale workforce Personalized monitoring of the student Professionalizing of studies: Internship 4 months in the first year and 6 months in 2nd year Professional contract Possibility of 2nd year [training schedule adapted to alternately linked to time in Company] Tutored project in 2nd year The possibility of a semester and / or internship abroad Suitable equipment and infrastructure A vibrant student life Study tours on the themes of eco-construction and applied ecology. TRADES AND SECTORS Official representative or responsible for environmental studies Eco-Environmental Advisor / Planning Head of Sustainable Development Project Manager natural spaces Environmental Engineer Responsible for communication and mediation Development Officer and animation of the territory Independant consultant Responsible for regulatory monitoring studies Independent consultant to construction companies Domain: Science, Technology and Health Mention: Ecology, Environment Specialty: Ecology and Sustainable Development ADMISSION Hold a license (to enter M1) or M1 (to enter M2) in the following areas: biology, ecology, environment, geography, urban planning, architecture, civil engineering or energy engineering Possibility to take the training in continuing education: VAE and VAF Admission by application and interview TUITION FEES From € 3,700 / year (based on revenue) Eligible training to higher education scholarships. [-]

Master French Language

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 France Angers

The objective of this master is to enable students to acquire theoretical and practical skills in teaching French as a foreign language. [+]

TRAINING OBJECTIVES The objective of this master is to enable students to acquire theoretical skills and teaching practices of French as a foreign language - exercise the teaching profession - ensuring educational activity and supervision of trainers - build teaching French as a foreign language materials at the national or international level. + THE TRAINING - A professional training with an internship (2 to 5 months) in France or abroad - Interventions of specialized professionals - Close-knit promotions and personalized educational support - a common curriculum and a unique promotion for students face and distance, a collaboration between students - This master is offered in initial or continuous training, or distance. Most of the master-face: - A course offered at a university incorporating a French language center to allow alternate theory and practice. - Partnership agreements with over 85 universities worldwide. Most remote master: - Training via a multimedia platform: forum, wiki, reactivity. - A interactivity between students on the campus of UCO and students of distance courses. ADMISSION Master 1: Students holding one of the following degrees have access as of right to the Master: - Bachelor of Science of language courses FLE - License languages ​​courses FLE - Degree in modern literature courses FLE students holders other advanced degrees (French or foreign) may apply for admission through the validation process of personal and professional experience. Master 2: The students received the examination papers of the first year of a master teaching languages ​​have access to the second year of training master after studying their case. Students holding other advanced degrees (French or foreign) may apply for admission through the validation process of personal and professional experience. TUITION FEES 2014-2015 - From € 3,450 / year (based on revenue) - Training for eligible higher education scholarships. [-]

Master Sociology

Campus Full time September 2016 France Angers

This Master trains future professionals to understand and analyze the territorial transformations to propose, design, implement development projects. Multidisciplinary reading [+]

This Master trains future professionals to understand and analyze the territorial transformations to propose, design, implement development projects. Multidisciplinary reading of societal change makes students responsible for the implementation and facilitation of innovative regional projects tailored, original and effective. From a solid background to the applications, methods and tools of social intervention (survey, interview, statistics, observation ...), three skill areas are possible at the end of two years of training: 1. Surveys, studies, diagnosis and evaluation 2. Animation territories, project management 3. Supervision and direction of the ESS structures TRAINING OBJECTIVES Through the joint training seminar / course, Master of the graduates are able to: - be part of the logic of a local authority or a company ESS - enter the public policy issues and design local application - mobilizing pertinently diagnostic tools and project management - developing and facilitating partnerships and networks - to conduct and implement participatory Shares and Development - lead and develop an organization of the SSE. ADMISSION - For entry into M1: hold a degree in sociology, ethnology, social sciences or equivalent. - For entry into M2: hold a Master 1 (or Master's) in sociology, ethnology, social sciences or equivalent, or having validated a minimum of four years in business school. - Training intake possible by the continuous validation procedure. - The registration form is available at: www.uco.fr TUITION FEES 2014-2015 - From € 3,200 / year (based on revenue) - Training for eligible higher education scholarships. - Training and job seekers: rates on request. [-]

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