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I'm seriously considering doing my Masters degree in France, but am a little confused as to the structure of it. Does the Bologna process mean that all Masters degrees in France are 2 years long and not 1 year?

When I was on my year abroad in France a few years ago, I had friends who were doing one year master degree programmes , but all the research that I'm doing now suggests that it has to be two years. Can anyone advise me on this? I'm intending to do political science if that helps.

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5 years ago I was teaching at an ESC on MBA and Masters courses. I think it's changed since I was there, so I won't comment. Just look at the uni / ESC sites and they will tell you. What subject?

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I'm seriously considering doing my Masters degree in France, but am a little confused as to the structure of it. Does the Bologna process mean that all Masters degrees in France are 2 years long and not 1 year?

When I was on my year abroad in France a few years ago, I had friends who were doing one year master degree programmes , but all the research that I'm doing now suggests that it has to be two years. Can anyone advise me on this? I'm intending to do political science if that helps.

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Hopefully Politcal Science with Specialism in EU policy. I've been looking at courses and some say 2 years, but then other ones for some other subjects say 1 year, so it's quite confusing to me.
 

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As I understand it, it depends on the subject(s) (combinations that comprise the course) and the University - some actually follow a double-degree course and for some the standing of the degree is much higher. I would suggest you look into the courses in detail and check the standing of the qualification.
 

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As far as I know, France hasn't completely gone over to the standard 3-2-2 university sequence. Many, if not most, programs still stick to the 3 years, then 1 year "maitrise" and then whatever the doctorat program involves. And folks here still give their qualification level as "bac +" rather than in terms of bachelor/masters/PhD.
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Hopefully Politcal Science with Specialism in EU policy. I've been looking at courses and some say 2 years, but then other ones for some other subjects say 1 year, so it's quite confusing to me.
If it's in a University (Fac), then it will probably be a two year program called MASTER at level Bac+5, with entrance to the first year, called M1 (MASTER 1) at equivalent to Bachelor level (licence/Bac+3). If it is a one year program, which would be equivalent to the second year of MASTER, called M2, you would probably need a Bac+4 entry level.
Many private schools still propose Maîtrise level programs (BAC+4) but I don't think they are officially MASTERs level. Others propose a higher level , called a MASTERE, which is at Bac+6. This usually requires a mini-thesis as part of the study program.
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I am an engineer by background, and I find it difficult to understand how ’political’ and ’science’ go together!


However, is ps the same in French asin English? Here,if you want to win a political argument you go on strike and clutter up the roads with a manifestation.


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QUOTE=lafilleanglaise;7177026]Hopefully Politcal Science with Specialism in EU policy. I've been looking at courses and some say 2 years, but then other ones for some other subjects say 1 year, so it's quite confusing to me.[/QUOTE]
 

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most masters in France are 2 years unless you can prove that you already have 4 years bachelor degree, which is not possible from British universities.Masters here contains M1 and M2, where normally u get admission in M1, if you can prove 240 ECTS 3 Year Bachelor+ 1 Year M1, or 4 Years Bachelor then straight to M2.

more details you can find in mastersportal.eu

thanks
 
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