Lille, a European City
At the heart of Europe, Lille is particularly fortunate in her geographical location. With high-speed trains, easy access to the Channel Tunnel and a whole network of motorways passing through the city, Lille is less than an hour from Paris and Brussels and less than two hours from London and Amsterdam. Today Lille is a dynamic, innovative city with about 1.5 million inhabitants, proud of its industrial, cultural and business heritage. It is an important financial centre with numerous international companies, but also attracts thousands of tourists every year.
A young, friendly city
Lille was European Cultural Capital in 2004 and is a city overflowing with life. As the third largest student city in France, the many universities, colleges and taining institutes give Lille its young, dynamic population. The presence of so many students means that Lille is the place to be for partying, cultural events, sport and eating out…
Lille Catholic University : in the heart of the city
Lille Catholic University, founded in 1875, has 25,000 students today. The campus is just next to the city center, in the Vauban district, with its parks, its famous cosmopolitan market and its tree-lined avenues. The campus is known for its varied architecture, combining neo-gothic structures and innovative contemporary buildings. It was awarded second place (MeltyCampus) among the ten most beautiful French universities, for its attractive buildings and setting.
A very warm welcome
The inhabitants of Lille are known for their welcoming nature. This year, more than 2600 international students, from at least 120 different countries, are studying on our campus, which has everything a student needs: residence halls, cafeterias and fastfood outlets, a medical centre, social services, over 300 student clubs and societies, sporting facilities, music and theatre.
The Top Private University in France
Lille Catholic University is the top private university in France. it is also the biggest and the one with the greatest range of degree courses – 170 this year. It’s a multidisciplinary university with several well-known research teams. It is also committed to the environment, to playing its role in the Euroregion and to cultivating an international atmosphere where everyone feels at home.
Post-graduate Study – the Arts and Humanities Faculty has eight different Masters programmes which may interest you :
- Cultural Management (Cinema and Contemporary Music)
- Culture, Tourism and the Heritage Industry
- International Relations
- Contemporary History and Journalism
- International Marketing and Negotiation
- International Marketing, Negotiation and Communication
- Business and Luxury Tourism
- English and American Studies (Research)
- Psychology: Health in the Workplace
- Clinical Psychology: Pathologies of Daily Life and Contemporary Society
All these post-graduate courses enable students to gain work experience and provide opening into the world of work.
Whether you are interested in culture, communication, the media, languages, international business, international relations, teaching or psychology, the Arts and Humanities faculty can help reach your professional goal.
In addition to providing inspirational teaching and springboards into the profession of your choice the Arts and Humanities faculty also enables you to gain valuable international experience which makes you even more attractive on the job market.
Open to Europe and the whole world
International and incultural education are among our priorities. The Arts and Humanities Faculty has cooperation agreements with more than 100 universities from all over the world. Over 138 of our students studied or did a work placement abroad last year, while 158 students from 30 different countries studied here with us.
Les Facultés de l’Université Catholique de Lille has chosen LivinFrance to help you settle down in Lille.
LivinFrance is a platform where you can follow all of your administrative procedures (such as CAF, VISA…). You can also subscribe to essential services (bank, housing, insurance and many more…). They will help you before and during your stay and they will do their best to make you feel great in Lille!