3-year Bachelor’s Degree in History 

History and Geography

Programme director: Dr Philippe Diest, philippe.diest@univ-catholille.fr


Staff: Dr Philippe Diest (France in the 19th and 20th centuries, Military History), Dr Barthélémy Courmont (Contemporary History, International Relations), Dr Lucas Thénard (Geography), Dr Jean-Charles Desquiens (Medieval History), Dr Stéphanie Leroux (Human Geography)


Academic Calendar: Fall semester from early September to Christmas, spring semester from early January to mid-May. 600 teaching hours per year.


Languages of instruction: French


This history degree course, with a minor in either geography or political science, enables students to find their place in the professional world by teaching them about social, ideological and economic issues and their influence on the process of globalization. Students willing to understand how cultures and civilizations have evolved all over the world may find in this history course a response to their needs.

The knowledge of several foreign languages (English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese or Arabic) provides a multicultural approach to other civilizations, particularly useful in foreign exchanges.

An introduction to geopolitics, political science and/or archeology provides basic knowledge in the grammar of civilizations, particularly useful for future teachers confronted with cultural diversity in the classroom, but also for civil servants, librarians, managers or consultants in companies or international institutions.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a high school graduation diploma, baccalaureate or an equivalent foreign diploma. International students must have the level B2 in French on the European scale.


What will I study ?

Ancient History, Medieval History, Modern History, Contemporary History, Geography, Geopolitics, Political Science, Archeology, Epistemology, Paleography, a modern language etc.


What Next ?

Most graduates from this degree course continue to do further study in order to go into teaching either in France or abroad, work in the civil service, in international relations, in cultural tourism or the heritage industry, in journalism or in libraries and archives.


Study Abroad

It is possible to spend one or two of the four semesters in one of our partner universities (about 40 possible destinations).


Internships and work experience

Students may, but are not obliged to, do internships in the areas of teaching, tourism, international relations or research.

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