University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)

Introduction

The University of Luxembourg: Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual European research university with nearly 6,200 students from all over the globe. Our university is a modern institution offering a unique mix of international excellence and national relevance, delivering knowledge for society and businesses. The University of Luxembourg is ranked number 193 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2015-2016.

A faculty with a personal touch

With a unique selection of multilingual Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education offers innovative and attractive perspectives for the next generation of academics and professionals. Students benefit from small class sizes and many courses are taught as seminars. which provide students with the opportunities for discussion and help them to get the most out of their learning experience. There are no additional tuition fees for international students (the enrolment fee for Master’s students is € 200/semester).

Multilingual teaching

Our international teaching staff is one of our key assets. Most of our degrees are taught in English and/or French and/or German. Free language courses are offered and campus life is as multilingual and multicultural as is the country of Luxembourg. Students gain insights into different academic cultures and get a degree that provides them with clear advantages on the job market.

An international atmosphere

Student mobility and cultural openness are encouraged and promoted at the University of Luxembourg. All our undergraduates have to spend at least one semester abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, North America or Asia.

Studying in Luxembourg

Luxembourg, the second smallest member state of the European Union, is a truly multicultural and multilingual country with 3 official languages and home to over 170 nationalities. The city of Luxembourg boasts a vibrant cultural and art scene including museums, theaters and music venues. The city of Luxembourg is one of the safest capitals in the world. The Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education is situated on Belval, a former steel industry site, just a few km outside the city of Luxembourg. The huge site brings together academic research and teaching, work and leisure, urban living and culture and is an exciting place to work, study and live.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German
  • French

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Master in Architecture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in Architecture is a two-year English-taught programme which combines both a traditional curriculum of architectural education and a profiled programme structured around three major themes: architecture, European urbanisation and globalisation. [+]

The Master in Architecture is a two-year English-taught programme which combines both a traditional curriculum of architectural education and a profiled programme structured around three major themes: architecture, European urbanisation and globalisation. The Master in Architecture educates future architects with specific additional skills in research and knowledge in the field of urban design particular to European urbanism and globalisation. The Master in Architecture focuses on: architectural and urban design on different scales in a European context, with an emphasis on the strategic aspects of design architectural and urban research with architectural means (plans, sections, elevations, diagrams, perspectives), focusing particularly on European urbanisation research on the impact of globalisation on cities and regions, as well as on comparative analysis of typologies in architecture and urbanisation worldwide At the University of Luxembourg, we understand architecture as a profession within which all the actors are constantly anticipating change in their work context, whether demographic, political, environmental, cultural or technological change. Therefore, architectural design goes hand in hand with architectural research. The Master in Architecture’s research element involves both experimental research by design and scientific research in architecture and urbanism. Career opportunities Students are trained to think and act strategically and future-oriented. They develop a broad skill set and are prepared for a career in the private sector, in administrative bodies, or as PhD students at universities. Why study architecture at the University of Luxembourg You will explore the historical, social, political and environmental effects that are shaping architecture. You will be studying in... [-]

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Master in Border Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in Border Studies is a two-year joint international study programme addressing the complex economic, political, social and cultural issues of borders and of border regions in Europe and beyond. [+]

The Master in Border Studies is a two-year joint international study programme addressing the complex economic, political, social and cultural issues of borders and of border regions in Europe and beyond. The multilingual courses are taught in German, French and English in three countries at four different universities: University of Luxembourg; University of Lorraine (France); Saarland University (Germany); University of Kaiserslautern (Germany). Addressing the challenging questions of the 21st century In the wake of the abolition of regular border controls in Europe and the fall of the iron curtain, the field of Border Studies has opened up new objects of research and has experienced a noticeable development boost. At the same time European societies experience the challenges of new closing of borders. The Master in Border Studies provides students with the major concepts and analytical tools to understand the social, cultural, political and economic challenges of border regions and cross-border cooperations. Students gain theoretical knowledge of border problems, border cultures, border literatures and constructions of “otherness”. Students acquire the needed skills to play a crucial part in the increasing discussions on national and European identities, worldwide mobilities, migration, cultural diversity, citizenship and cross-border cooperation – especially in the Greater Region. Students may specialise in one of the two tracks: spatial track including geography and spatial planning; language and cultural track including cultural studies, literature, linguistics, intercultural communication. Career opportunities The Master in Border Studies prepares for a career in cross-border and intercultural working settings, especially in border regions in Europe... [-]

Master in European Contemporary History

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in European Contemporary History gives the right expertise to explore contemporary European issues. [+]

A historical perspective is of key importance to tomorrow’s professionals in the academic, business and political world to deal with socio-political issues of the future. The Master in European Contemporary History gives the right expertise to explore contemporary European issues. With its connections to numerous European institutions, several international cultural institutions and numerous international companies situated in Luxembourg, the Master's professional environment is both wide-ranging and stimulating. With the European institutions a stone’s throw away from the Campus, students have privileged access to documentation in the European institutions, to the digital and media library of the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) as well as the EIB archives on Campus. The Master programme puts special emphasis on Digital Humanities and Public History thus offering a unique blend of historical theory and practical application The Master functions in a multicultural European and multilingual teaching and learning environment. It boasts a distinguished teaching staff, including Prof. Leboutte, holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European history. It provides excellent student support thanks to its small classes, seminar groups, one to one tutorials and series of conferences held by the international experts and key players in the making of Europe. Goals Which practices, institutions, cultural values and interpretations shape the European continent? What is the relation between a political process, i.e. the recent European integration, and wider social and cultural changes? To which extent is 'Europeanisation' a valuable and operable concept? How does the nation-state (a European invention) fit into processes... [-]

Master in European Governance

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. [+]

Taught in the heart of one of the principal institutional centres of the European Union, the University of Luxembourg’s innovative new bilingual (English/French) Master in European Governance distinctively combines: a strong core of teaching on European Politics and Policy a broader interdisciplinary curriculum on European integration; a series of practitioner-led seminars providing unique insight into the processes of European decision-making. The Master’s degree builds upon the research programme in European Governance established in 2004, which brings together over 25 collaborators (http://europa.uni.lu). Objectives The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. The programme permits students: To acquire an advanced-level knowledge of the functioning of the institutional system of the European Union, as well as of a wider range of European public policies (particularly in the areas of economic, social and environmental policy). To benefit from a solid disciplinary grounding in Political Science complemented by an awareness of interdisciplinary research methods To develop transferable skills (data analysis; report-writing; oral presentation, etc.) To familiarise themselves with the working methods of the European institutions and/or of private sector firms (including internship possibilities) To profit from the experience of a bilingual educational and working environment, situated within a wider multilingual context Career Possibilities European institutions National, regional and local administrations Multinational corporations Non-governmental organizations Consultancy Lobbying Journalism Education/Research [-]

Master in Geography and Spatial Planning

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in Geography and Spatial Planning is designed to respond to the growing need for highly qualified experts that can embrace the multi- dimensionality and complexity of the evolution of cities and regions, reflecting global changes and local dynamics. [+]

Study programme The Master in Geography and Spatial Planning is designed to respond to the growing need for highly qualified experts that can embrace the multi- dimensionality and complexity of the evolution of cities and regions, reflecting global changes and local dynamics. Despite the demand for European or transnational coordination in spatial planning, national planning cultures and concepts within Europe continue to be markedly heterogeneous. You will be prepared for understanding a wide range of European and transnational planning philosophies and processes, as well as transcending current limits. The programme addresses key social, economic and environmental challenges with a geographical and multi-scalar perspective. Sustainable planning strategies require a holistic approach and push researchers and experts to enlarge the scope of their competences and move beyond singular disciplinary culture. You will gain an understanding of integrative approaches and be trained in a wide range of approaches in geographical analysis and spatial planning. You will be prepared to meet the demands for sustainable spatial planning strategies and improved urban and territorial governance processes. Our offer Our programme is entirely taught in English and benefits from a proximity to European institutions and international research centres. Our students come from about 20 countries and so does our research group! We provide a unique combination of academic courses and practical work. You will learn to identify and explain conceptual and theoretical models and work with geographic information systems, computer-aided cartography, statistical tools as well as qualitative assessment and survey methods. The programme builds on a... [-]

Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette + 1 more

The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society which is today characterized more and more by mobility, migration and diversity. [+]

Goals The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society which is today characterized more and more by mobility, migration and diversity. In particular, it focuses on issues of linguistic and cultural diversity which arise among other things in the fields of education, communication and in different institutional and professional contexts. In courses and seminars, multilingualism is likewise an integral part of the forms of exchange between the students. In the philosophy of the programme, multilingualism is considered to be of added value in the building of knowledge. At scientific level, the programme: aims to familiarize students with scientific literature dealing with multilingualism and multiculturalism in fields such as sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, education, epistemology, sociology, digital literacy, etc. aims to develop students’ detailed knowledge of the necessary methodological tools, with special emphasis on qualitative research in these areas aims to develop students’ independent research competences aims to accompany the thought processes necessary for students to act as responsible members of society, in connection with issues of multilingualism and multiculturalism Some courses are multilingual. Programme Highlights International Symposium in a Partner University; Master Class with renown international experts; Workplace training through short-term internship; Multilingual and multicultural staff and students; Connections to the public and private sector, including European Institutions Career opportunities Academic careers The MA programme also prepares students for further PhD studies in disciplines such as sociolinguistics,... [-]

Master in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy focuses on European philosophy from Descartes to the present day. It is especially designed for international students who have a special interest and who aim for a first class education in modern and contemporary European philosophy. [+]

Study programme The Master in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy focuses on European philosophy from Descartes to the present day. To our knowledge this is the only existing Master’s programme that has a specialisation in this field of philosophy. It is especially designed for international students who have a special interest and who aim for a first class education in modern and contemporary European philosophy. The programme offers an in depth study of European philosophy beginning with classical rationalism and empiricism, moving on to Kant and German Idealism, and concluding with 20th century and contemporary philosophy. The programme is unique since it includes credited language courses that give students the opportunity to improve on their knowledge of French and German, it offers credited internships that connect students with the job market, and finally it includes interdisciplinary course options in other fields like history, politics, or literature. We believe that the structure and content of our programme prepare students in a particularly good manner for either pursuing doctoral studies in philosophy, or for their future career outside the academic field. The concept A high-level academic education in modern and contemporary European philosophy Strong research orientation Profound insights into historical developments and systematic problems of modern and contemporary European philosophy The advantages No tuition fees Teaching by international, experienced faculty An international, multilingual learning environment Proximity to EU institutions Optional courses in other disciplines (history, linguistics, political sciences etc.) Multiple career opportunities Several well-paid student assistantships available The programme A two-year full-time... [-]

Master in Psychology: Evaluation and Assessment

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette + 1 more

The master’s degree programme in psychology that we offer features key qualifications specific to the assessment field. [+]

Study programme The personal and professional future of every individual is marked more and more by life-long learning. In such a context, there is a growing need to assess, on a regular basis, the learning potential and the skill and personality profiles of individuals. These assessments will be used in different areas such as admission to degree programmes, the distribution of jobs, mobility in society, etc. The master’s degree programme in psychology that we offer features key qualifications specific to the assessment field. It consequently gives access to sectors of activity that require the use of assessment tools and methods such as human resources departments, assessment centres, initial and continuing training centres, etc. Learning outcomes Theoretical and methodological knowledge necessary to devise scholarly assessment studies; Development, choice and application of assessment tools; Statistical and methodological knowledge and expertise required to process and interpret data; Presentations, reports, assessments and evaluations for various target groups; Acquisition of high-level skills in implementing and applying assessment mechanisms, whether in cognitive assessment, academic learning, professional skills, personality dimensions or in any other area that could capitalise on psychometric measurement models and multivariate analysis methods. Career prospects Departments of human resources; Assessment centres; Initial and continuing training programmes; Academic and occupational orientation; Accreditation of prior experiential learning; Medical and rehabilitation sector; Public employment services; Institutes for research in assessment. Services publics de l’emploi, Instituts de recherche dans le domaine de l’évaluation. [-]

Master in Psychology: Psychological Intervention

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

This programme takes a multi-reference approach to various fields of psychological intervention (clinical psychology, health psychology, applied social psychology, developmental psychology). [+]

Study programme The track Psychological Intervention provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and competencies in the field of psychological interventions. The programme includes both advanced theoretical, methodological, and applied aspects of psychological intervention research as well as practical on-the-job training. This programme takes a multi-reference approach to various fields of psychological intervention (clinical psychology, health psychology, applied social psychology, developmental psychology). The courses are carried out in close collaboration with nationally and internationally renowned scholars. Career opportunities Students will be thoroughly prepared for a career in psychological intervention and research. Career opportunities are multifarious, especially in the field of clinical psychology, educational psychology, and other fields of intervention as well as in research. Moreover, the best students can apply for a PhD-programme and enrol in a Doctoral School in the Faculty or they may enrol in the Master in Psychotherapy. [-]

Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challenges facing contemporary societies and welfare states. [+]

Education's importance for individual life chances and societal development continues to rise worldwide. Changes in schooling, vocational training and higher education as well as informal, inclusive and lifelong learning emphasize this growing significance. This international, multidisciplinary, research-based Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences addresses topics at the nexus of education and society and key challenges facing contemporary societies and welfare states. Programme scope English-language-based, the programme distinctively unites social scientific analysis of education and social systems and policies at local, national, European, and global levels. It combines historical, cultural, political, educational and sociological perspectives on educational institutions and organizations as well as their conditions and their consequences. As a student, you will analyse changes in ideas, institutions and organizations caused by social, economic and political integration and compare the development of educational and social policies, schooling and social services across time and space. Particular emphasis is on Luxembourg, its neighbouring countires Germany, France and Belgium, and Europe within the context of internationalization. Innovatively, the approaches and methodologies of a variety of academic disciplines, including educational science, history and sociology, are jointly utilized in analysis and problem-solving. Career opportunities Students will be prepared to either continue their academic career in the University of Luxembourg’s intensive doctoral programmes or transition to a wide variety of national or international organisations, governments, foundations or associations throughout Europe and beyond. Students in higher education require both structured educational opportunities as well as freedom to develop their own intellectual interests and research questions. As a... [-]

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