duration of une licence and une maitrise

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  • Domy

    French France
    It takes 3 years after le bac (= A-level) for a licence
    Before the LMD reform, a maitrise = 4 years, but now it's 5 years

    Hope it helps.


    Senior Member
    France, French
    In France you used to get a DEUG (Diplôme d'Etudes Universitaires Générales) after 2 years of university, then a "licence" after 3 years, and a "maîtrise" after 4 years ; and then, a DESS (Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées) or a DEA (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) for longer studies.

    But the system is currently being changed to be more international. It now has 3 degrees : Licence (3 years), Master (5 years), Doctorat (8 years)

    You can check here for more details
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