The Master of Arts in Sciences and Practices of Education is delivered jointly by the University of Lausanne and the University of Teacher Education of the Canton of Vaud (HEP-VD). It offers a balanced combination of the professionalizing approach of the HEP-VD and the academic approaches of the UNIL.
Note that this Master’s course is not a teaching diploma.
The student can choose between two degree courses :
The degree course worth 90 ECTS credits consists of three parts: mandatory courses, free-choice courses (including the possibility of an internship) and the Master’s thesis.
The degree course worth 120 ECTS includes the three parts of the course worth 90 ECTS credits and, in addition, a specialisation worth 30 ECTS. Each of the two specialisation orientations offers courses taught not only at UNIL and HEP, but also at IDHEAP (Institute of Advanced Studies in Public Administration). It includes a mandatory internship. The two specialisations offered are :
Master of Arts (MA) in Sciences and Practices of Education
90 or 120 with specialisation
French. Recommended level : C1.
A good level of English (B2) is advised for reading academic texts.
Enrolment and final dates
Students enrol at the HEP-Vaud.
It is possible to start the programme of the Master of Arts degree in either the Autumn or the Spring semesters.
Applications to be submitted before 30 April (autumn semester) or 30 November (spring semester).
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above.
Timetables and course descriptions
This Master’s degree offers training during which the student will acquire a set of qualifications, skills and experience that will enable him/her to :
This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities such as :
This Master's course is not a teaching diploma.
Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 28 November 2023