Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities (pre-journalism)

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Acquire the knowledge and skills to prepare students for the world of journalism: discover the Bachelor's degree in journalism at Lille's Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines.

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This is a selective and demanding program in the humanities, whose objective is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for graduate studies in journalism.
During the three years, there is a gradual rise in expectations, requiring a significant personal investment in terms of work, helped by the teaching staff, in order to have every chance of gaining admission to the best graduate programs and journalism schools.
Similarly, and for this reason, access to the course is selective and limited to 24 students each year.
Academic Calendar: Fall semester from early September to Christmas, Spring Semester from early January to mid-May. 500 teaching hours per year.


Applicants require wide general knowledge, understanding of current affairs, an excellent level of French and a good level of English, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge of journalism and communication.

Applicants must have a French baccalaureate or equivalent qualification with a high GPA. Non-native speakers of French should also have a level of at least B2 on the European scale in French.

What will I study?

Humanities (history, philosophy, literature, political science, French and English, computer studies) and introduction to journalism (written press, radio, television, photography)

Study Abroad

It is possible to study for one or two semesters in one or two of our partner universities abroad. There are at least 50 possible destinations.


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Internships and work experience

An internship in journalism is recommended at the end of the course, but it is not compulsory.

What next?

Most graduates continue their studies with a Master’s degree in journalism. It is also possible to continue with a Master’s degree in the humanities.


Staff and contacts

Program directors

Dr Jérôme Roudier
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Dr Loïc Laroche
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  • Dr Jérôme Roudier (Philosophy)
  • Dr Loïc Laroche (History)
  • Dr Marie-Eve Saint-George (Media Studies)
  • Dr Delphine Hanquiez (History of Art)

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