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LMD system
Licence Master Doctorate

The LMD responds to the needs of the globalization of knowledge by enhancing higher education. Its objectives include:

Organize the training offer in the form of courses by allowing the student to benefit from support and advice from a referent teacher (tutor),
Improve the pedagogical quality, information, orientation and support of the student.
Develop the professionalization of higher education.

Promote the learning of transversal skills (Mastery of foreign languages, computer tools, Internet).
Benefit from exchanges and recognition of diplomas at the international level.

The three grades:
The national degrees of License and Master are obtained by the capitalization of a number of credits:
Bachelor's degree after 180 credits at the rate of 30 credits per semester.
Master after 120 credits at the rate of 30 credits per semester, beyond the license.
PhD after three years of research at the end of a research Master.

1 - The License:
After the baccalaureate, the student can enroll in a training course that leads to the license. The License (L1, L2, L3) is held over six semesters validated by 180 credits. There are two types of licenses:
- An academic license leading to the preparation of a Master.
-A professional degree, with more specialized specialties and whose objective is to enter the workforce.

2 - The Master:
The Master (M1, M2) is held over four semesters after the license, at the rate of 30 credits per semester. To obtain it, you must add 120 additional credits to the license. The Master has two orientations:
-The professional Master who gives a qualification allowing the entry in the active life.
-The Master research which aims a continuation of studies towards the research, culminating in the doctorate diploma.
This differentiation is made according to the training offer of the university institution. It can be done in the first year (M1) or in the second year (M2).

3 - The Doctorate:
The doctorate (D) whose thesis is prepared for six semesters at least is accessible after a research Master.
The LMD is based on an organization of training in semesters and teaching. The courses are organized in teaching units articulated with each other in coherence with the objectives of the training.

-The validation of knowledge of a semester is organized at the end of it. Semi-annualization motivates the student more because he produces regular work and is able to evaluate the result of his work more quickly.
-The semestrialisation is not only to cut the year in two, The goal is to better structure the lessons in the semester.
-The academic year includes two semesters corresponding to 30 credits each. The year thus totals 60 credits.
-The validation of a semester implies the definitive acquisition of 30 credits. However, a student who has not validated a semester will be authorized, under certain conditions, to register in the following semester. In addition, a reorientation is possible in the end of the year or at the end of the year.

The teaching units:
The basis of the educational organization at LMD is the teaching unit (UE). It combines different subjects taught in a semester. A semester consists of several UEs which are divided into:
EU of fundamental education (called major) indispensable either to the chosen specialty or the reinforcement of the knowledge of low.
Complementary EU may include EU minor disciplines, EU major discipline reinforcement, EU methodological, EU live languages, EU pre-professionalization or professionalization, EU initiation to scientific research.
Free EU that can include EU major discipline reinforcement, EU living language, EU pre-professionalization or professionalization, EU of a list of subjects to choose from (physical education and sports, other living languages, associative project, history of science ...)
An EU can include courses, tutorials, practical work, internships, projects ... An EU is biannual and its grades are:
capitalizable, that is to say that any validation is definitively acquired, whatever the duration of a journey,
transferable, meaning that the teaching content of an EU remains the same, regardless of the course chosen.
applicable to all of the student's work, involving all activities and forms of teaching including internships, dissertations, projects and individual work.
To learn more about this system, please download the following files:

Practical guide for implementation and monitoring of the LMD
Glossary LMD Bilingual


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