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Our Master degree programmes

Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts

General description

The programme combines content-oriented courses, methodological courses as well as courses supporting the students in developing their own personal research project. The teaching staff is international and interdisciplinary. Diversity is also reflected among the students who traditionally come from all parts of the world.

The programme focuses on five areas:

  1. Methodological approaches (Research approaches – RA): Students develop knowledge concerning different key qualitative approaches for the areas covered by the Master programme, such as ethnography, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, speech analysis, conversation techniques, etc. Eventually students are capable of putting these methodological tools to work in their own research projects
  2. Multilingualism/multiculturalism and education (Language and Education – LE): Students develop mastery of fundamental concepts related to research themes such as language acquisition in a bilingual or plurilingual setting, migration in the school environment, didactics of multilingualism, management of diversity, etc.
  3. Multilingualism/multiculturalism and work (Organisational discourse and business communication – BC): Students acquire knowledge allowing them to analyse communication in different multilingual and multicultural work settings, together with the negotiations which may be involved
  4. Communication and new media (Media discourse and digital communication – MD): Students develop expertise in the field of digital literacy, ICTs and multilingual learning platforms. They examine the issues raised by these new media (self-presentation, construction of virtual reality, spreading of information, etc.)
  5. Furthermore, the programme encourages and supports students in mastering languages (Languages – LL) by means of different courses. It is expected that, at the end of their studies, they will have made progress in the three languages (if pos¬sible reaching at least level B1 in their weakest language). In the three programme languages, particular emphasis is placed on mastery of the academic register.


The programme is organised around different kinds of activities (courses, workshops, symposia, seminars) requiring hands-on involvement from the students, and includes personalized mentoring. The teaching staff comes from the University of Luxembourg as well as from different universities across Europe. The program is research-centered and focuses on empiricial projects within the field of multilingualism and multiculturalism. The courses take the form of classroom teachings and generally take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays afternoons and evenings to be compatible with a part-time job. At least one symposium taking place in a partner University in a another European country is also planned.

Duration & ECTS

The MA programme consists of 120 ECTS credits. The duration is 2 years for full-time students. A part-time arrangement inducing a longer duration is possible (max. three years) for EU nationals. Such a part-time arrangement can be compatible, in principle, with part-time professional activity or family duties.