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Bachelor en Cultures Européennes

What is the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes (BCE)? In what way is it different from other, similar programmes? At a time where European institutions and traditions are at the forefront of public debates, you will have the unique opportunity to combine your studies in a conventional academic field with an integrated reflection on the origins, development and future(s) of Europe and European cultures. In line with the tradition of Liberal Arts Education, this combination provides both a strong academic specialisation and the ability and flexibility of mind required to leave your comfort zone and engage in multimodal critical thinking and creative problem-solving.

In short, the BCE combines the elements below and provides:

  • a Bachelor qualification in one of five specialisations: EnglishFrench, or German StudiesHistory or Philosophy;
  • an interdisciplinary reflection on European Cultures;
  • bi- or trilingual degree in an international and intercultural environment;
  • the possibility of developing a second disciplinary focus or specialisation in one of the five main BCE specialisations.

Why should you choose the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes? The BCE programme embeds its specialisation tracks within a wide-ranging Common Curriculum in European Cultures. Its aim is to encourage students to extend the scope of their specialisation by acquiring general academic skills and developing a critical as well as reflective approach towards their chosen field of studies.

 

A Strong Specialisation

Choosing what to study also influences your career choices. Depending on your plans for the future, a strong specialisation, and sometimes even a second specialisation, is necessary or advised. This would be the case, for instance, if you were thinking of going into teaching.

We offer:

  • a strong disciplinary specialisation in a traditional academic field;
  • the possibility of developing a second disciplinary focus or specialisation in one of the five BCE fields; this can be attempted during your regular studies or by adding a semester;
  • introductions to Romance literatures and cultures, such as Portuguese and Italian Studies.

An International Outlook

One of the reasons for choosing Luxembourg is its location at the heart of Europe and its very international (and multilingual) demographic composition. Not knowing which language you will be hearing or speaking next is one of the challenges you might encounter while living and studying in Luxembourg. In the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes, we have opted to make the most of the linguistic and geographical specificities of our University and have integrated them in our teaching methodologies and philosophy.

  • integrated interdisciplinary approach to European Cultures (60 out of 180 ECTS) that frames and complements your specialisation;
  • exciting opportunities to study abroad in Europe via Erasmus+ or the rest of the world via the Global Exchange Programme (30 out of 180 ECTS);
  • an international and multilingual programme, in which you will not only interact with students and staff from different cultures, but also experience diverse academic cultures.

Career Opportunities

As suggested above, a strong specialisation may be key to accessing certain types of careers. However, in some professions, such as journalism, for instance, you will also need the ability to quickly grasp and analyse unfamiliar issues and subjects. Because of its linguistic approach and interdisciplinary focus on European cultures, the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes offers:

  • a challenging academic environment that encourages students to leave their comfort zones – linguistically and academically;
  • and finally, career opportunities in traditional humanities fields, such as teaching, the media, museums, where both your specialisation and your ability to see beyond its borders will matter.

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The study programme at a glance

  • 6 semesters / 180 ECTS
  • 5 specialisation tracks
  • international experience
  • multilingual and interdisciplinary
  • Enrolment Fees:
    • 400 € / semester (semesters 1 & 2)
    • 200€ / semester (semesters 3 to 6)