Organization of studies

The LMD system : studies organized around three levels of qualification

LICENCE (Bachelor's degree), MASTER's degree and DOCTORATE: three exit levels to facilitate your mobility abroad and your professional integration.


What is the LMD system?

  • Higher education studies are now organized around three  exit levels which will allow companies to better assess your skills when hiring you in France as well as abroad.
  • BAC+3 (level of the French Baccalaureate + 3 years of studies):Licences (L)
  • BAC+5 : Master's degrees (M)
  • BAC+8: Doctorates (D)
  • All the studies are broken down into semesters with examinations (first and second session) held at the end of each semester,
  • Each curriculum (Licence and Master 's courses) and each module (UE) is worth a certain number of ECTS (European Credit Transfer Systems).


ECTS are credits that will allow to assess your whole study semester (lectures, tutorials, practical work, work placement, term paper, project, personal work etc).Each semester is worth  30 ECTS.

The Licence curriculum corresponds to a validation of 180 ECTS (6 semesters). The Master's degrees correspond to a validation of 120 ECTS (4semesters)

  • There are now fewer examinations : one examination for each module with a maximum of 5 per semester. Continuous assessment is thus upgraded and personal work is given much more importance.
  • You can choose between several specific fields and many diplomas are offered : 3 main training streams for Licence and Master's degrees (Science, technologies, health/ human and social sciences/Law, economy, management)


Advantages :

  • Building your path
    Within a path you can choose between different elective and optional modules.These choices will progressively determine your specialization.Your academic program will be all the more personal depending on the work placement you choose, whether you decide to study one semester abroad or in another French university.
  • Using gateways
    Students from IUT(Institut Universitaire de Technologie=University Technology Institutes)can enroll in the Licence curriculum, Students having completed their second year of Licence (L2) may decide to opt for a licence with a "vocational "orientation. After your first year of Master courses (M1) you may decide to opt for a Master's degree with a vocational or research orientation.
  • Studying abroad :
    The European LMD system will promote inward and outward mobility during academic studies.Each french student will be able to study abroad for one or several semesters and European students will be able to validate one or several study semesters in a French university.
  • Learning differently
    Every licence curriculum includes some training to the use and command of  academic communication tools: foreign languages, documentary research methods, office tools. Personal work is promoted : the number of courses is reduced but made up for by personal  guided work. New information technologies are systematically used: extending courses are put on line, share work is possible between teachers and students and among students thanks to the intranet.


A follow up tailored to your individual needs is  done all along the curriculum  to help you to choose your path depending on your professional expectations.

Importance of work placements

Work placements in companies(in France or abroad) are a real added value to your academic program first and then on your CV.

To find a work placement in order ro professionalize your academic program or acquire a first work experience log in  to the Digital Work Environment (ENT) on the intranet of our University .

What about University Technological Diplomas (DUT)?

They are now part of the LMD system.During the first year you will work on the elaboration of your future professional project.During the second year you will choose complementary modules to improve the skills necessary for a better professional integration or to prepare for a Licence with a vocational orientation or to help you to undertake long term studies(Engineering or business  schools, L3 followed by Master's degrees...).

Health studies(medicine, pharmacy, odontology, midwifery)

They have kept their specific organization.