Erasmus Mundus Master Course in European Literary Cultures

Introduction

CLE selected for Erasmus +

The CLE Erasmus Mundus Master Course selected for "Erasmus + Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees” program. After seven successful years in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus program, the European Union has once again recognized the excellence of the CLE Master Course. In October 2015, the CLE has been selected for Erasmus+ by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency under the Key Action 1 “Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees”.

The program aims to:

  1. foster excellence, quality improvements, innovation, excellence and internationalisation in higher education institutions (HEI);
  2. increase the quality and the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and supporting the EU's external action in the higher education field, by offering full degree scholarships to the best Master students worldwide;
  3. improve the level of competences and skills of Master graduates, and in particular the relevance of the Joint Masters for the labour market, through an increased involvement of employers.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees programs are integrated study programs delivered by consortia of organisations from Programme and Partner Countries. Erasmus+ funds scholarships for students, as well as grants for academics or guest lecturers to teach or research in the Master degree program. Read more about EMJMD.

The five year grant includes a preparatory year (starting mid October 2015), followed by three student intakes from 2016 until 2020. During this time, 52 highly remunerated scholarships might be awarded to the best CLE students.

Due to participation in the “Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree” program, the attractiveness of the CLE Master Course will be raised further to get the best students from all over the world. The Master Course improves the level of competences and skills of Master graduates and their employability thanks to the contribution of the associated partners.

About CLE

The program seeks to provide a high quality preparation reflecting the multicultural aspects of Europe.

The CLE Master Course is a program devoted to improving the quality of European Higher Education and strengthening intercultural communication.

The programme encourages and supports:

  • cooperation as well as student, scholar and staff exchange among universities;
  • the worldwide promotion of the image of the European Union as a space of academic excellence;
  • communication between university and cultural institutions and enterprises (Museums, Publishers, Foundations) as well as public and private companies;
  • better career opportunities for its graduates and access to the international workforce.

The CLE Master Course aims at providing international students with excellent T-shaped skills in:

  • at least three European languages (English – mandatory, two other languages among French, Italian and Greek);
  • at least three domains of European culture and thought (Literature, Art, Cultural History, Ethics and Aesthetics, Science of Language).

The CLE Master Course is a two-year full-time academic program.

At the end of the two-year program, after defending their Master’s thesis before an international committee, CLE students receive a multiple diploma issued by the universities of the consortium where they spent at least one semester.

The language in which the courses are offered may vary according to the University providing them.

Over the years, many additional activities (seminars, conferences, workshops, language courses) have been entrusted to highprofile scholars/guest lecturers. The CLE intends to maintain and reinforce this successful collaboration pattern.

Participating universities :

  • Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, ITALIA (the coordinating institution)
  • Université de Haute-Alsace (Mulhouse), FRANCE
  • Université de Strasbourg, FRANCE
  • Aristoteleion Panepistimion Thessaloniki, ELLAS
  • Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar), SÉNÉGAL
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Greek

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CLE Master program in European Literary Cultures

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 France Strasbourg Greece Thessaloniki Senegal Dakar Fann Italy Bologna Mulhouse + 7 more

The CLE Master’s program teaches students how to manage the manifold aspects of the European scene, offering them a multicultural education along three main methodological lines: [+]

About CLE The program seeks to provide a high quality preparation reflecting the multicultural aspects of Europe. The CLE Master Course is a program devoted to improving the quality of European Higher Education and strengthening intercultural communication. The programme encourages and supports: cooperation as well as student, scholar and staff exchange among universities; the worldwide promotion of the image of the European Union as a space of academic excellence; communication between university and cultural institutions and enterprises (Museums, Publishers, Foundations) as well as public and private companies; better career opportunities for its graduates and access to the international workforce. The CLE Master Course aims at providing international students with excellent T-shaped skills in: at least three European languages (English – mandatory, two other languages among French, Italian and Greek); at least three domains of European culture and thought (Literature, Art, Cultural History, Ethics and Aesthetics, Science of Language). The CLE Master Course is a two-year full-time academic program. At the end of the two-year program, after defending their Master’s thesis before an international committee, CLE students receive a multiple diploma issued by the universities of the consortium where they spent at least one semester. The language in which the courses are offered may vary according to the University providing them. Over the years, many additional activities (seminars, conferences, workshops, language courses) have been entrusted to highprofile scholars/guest lecturers. The CLE intends to maintain and reinforce this successful collaboration pattern. Participating universities : Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, ITALIA Université de Haute-Alsace (Mulhouse), FRANCE Université de Strasbourg, FRANCE Aristoteleion Panepistimion Thessaloniki, ELLAS Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar), SÉNÉGAL Objectives The CLE Master’s program teaches students how to manage the manifold aspects of the European scene, offering them a multicultural education along three main methodological lines: Cultural education in at least three domains of the European thought, ranging from literature to history and language sciences. High-level European languages education, complementing in-class with on-site practice in at least two countries of the consortium. Dynamic education thanks to his programme of international exchange. The CLE Master’s programme wants to train dynamic and critical experts in the humanities, with a good awareness of country-specific problems and the ability to make competent decisions, relying on their rich cultural baggage. Skill-based education intended to prepare the students to meet the needs of the job market. The CLE Master’s programme offers several complementary activities (seminars with international scholars and professionals) aiming to improve at best its student’s skills and to promote the employability. Therefore, the CLE Master also includes a one-week workshop studied to implement its student’s competencies and creativity as well as their knowledge of the job market. Academic competence Students who obtain the Master degree in European Literary Cultures should possess a level of competence which corresponds to the “second cycle descriptor level” of the Tuning Project for European Studies. They should be able: to interpret events, developments and EU policies in national, regional and local areas (through units 1 and 3 of the program); to use different disciplinary methodologies in a complementary way (through Units 1, 2 and 3); to develop a guided research project (through units 1 and 2) and to work independently (with the unit 4), to understand and interpret EU policies (through Unit 3) to understand and interpret ideas and concepts from Europe and European integration (through units 1 and 3) to communicate in several international languages, using appropriate terminology (through Unit 2 and Mobility required) to move in different countries and possess good attitudes of cultural understanding (thanks to the mobility requirement). As far as educational goals are concerned, a masters graduate from this program should: know at least three eurorean languages (English, French, and Italian and/or Greek, depending on the mobility chosen); know the different methodologies of literary studies (national literatures, comparative literature, literature and computer science etc.); be able to develop a comprehensive bibliography, a research record and a research paper on a topic concerning European literature; know at least three areas of methodologies (eg, history of literature, textual analysis, history, art history, history of ideas etc..) to analyze the production of European culture in depth; know the history and culture of Europe in order to contextualize the literary production in the broader context of European cultural history. Career Opportunities The main career perspectives for CLE graduates are: Doctoral research focused on European literature and cultures. The European Doctorate in Higher Education (DESE), «Les Littératures de l’Europe unie» is structured to develop the Master Erasmus Mundus CLE objectives. A career in the European cultural institutions or local authorities involving a cultural program (development and international exhibitions, the development and management of cultural exchange programs; development of cultural contents in various types of associations). Therefore the CLE Master's program encourages students contacts and collaboration with several institutions such as linguistic and cultural centers, foundations, museums and publishers. A career in the private sector, requiring book-related skills (translations, philological editions) or multicultural skills (cultural mediation, social responsibility agenda), journalism, literary criticism, radio or tv broadcasting, copyediting, public relations. For this reason, the CLE Master’s Program includes several occasions for its students to meet, discuss and collaborate with professionals of these various sectors. There is a very good employability of CLE graduated students in PhD and cultural institutions or enterprises. Here are the results of CLE survey about their position after graduation in the job market from 2010 until 2014. It shows that the 35% carried on their activity in PhD and the 65% found a position in: teaching, management, translation, intercultural relations, media and communication, freelance, art. [-]

Contact
Post address
Dipartimento di Lingue Letterature e Culture Moderne
Via Cartoleria, 5

40124 IT
Location address
Dipartimento di Lingue Letterature e Culture Moderne
Via Cartoleria, 5

Bologna, 40124 IT
Post address
Université de Haute-Alsace
2, rue des Frères Lumière
Mulhouse Cedex

F-68093 FR
Location address
Université de Haute-Alsace
2, rue des Frères Lumière
Mulhouse Cedex

Mulhouse, Alsace, F-68093 FR
Post address
Université de Strasbourg
4 rue Blaise Pascal
CS 90032
Strasbourg cedex

F-67081 FR
Location address
Université de Strasbourg
4 rue Blaise Pascal
CS 90032
Strasbourg cedex

Strasbourg, Alsace, F-67081 FR
Post address
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
University Campus
Thessaloniki

54124 
 GR
Location address
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
University Campus
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, 54124 
 GR
Post address
Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD)
B.P. 5005 Dakar-Fann
Dakar

SN
Location address
Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD)
B.P. 5005 Dakar-Fann
Dakar

Dakar Fann, SN