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Choosing a science and technology ‘licence’

A licence' is the first stage in the LMD structure

A Licence' course is the first organisational level of university studies (LMD). It is structured into 6 semesters. Each semester is made up of units of learning. To each unit of learning corresponds a number of credits (ECTS) representing the time it takes to complete all the teachings (Lectures, tutorials, practicals and work placements or theses... ) as well as personal study time. Each semester is equivalent to 30 credits. A licence' is equivalent to 180 credits.

Credits are acquired at the same time as semesters are validated by successfully passing examinations. ECTS obtained are permanent and provide students with the possibility of travel (in France or Europe or for education throughout a lifetime etc.).
There are two examination sessions for each semester: one for the main examination and the other to re-take.

A licence' is the first stage in the LMD structure

At the Université Paul Sabatier, qualifications are divided into fields, specialities and courses.
The field corresponds to a set of courses in a common professional or disciplinary area.  The speciality corresponds to a disciplinary area. The course is a particular sub-speciality in a disciplinary area.

There are 3 fields open to study: Sciences Technologie Santé' (STS - Science, Technology and Healthcare), Sciences et Technologies des Activités Physiques et Sportives' (STAPS - Science and Techniques of Physical and Sporting Activities) and Droit Economie Gestion' (DEG - Law, Economics and Management).

The STS field includes 10 specialities, STAPS has 4 and DEG has 2 (3rd year of 'Licence' only).

PLEASE NOTE : From the beginning of the 2011/2012 academic year, a new series of courses will be in place:
Guide to Licences' 2011-2016

Progressive orientation

Students make their choices progressively over the terms, based on their plan:

Licence 1 (L1): On registration for the first year of a Licence (L1) students choose a field and entry portal for the STS field. At the end of the first semester students prepare to choose a Licence speciality by choosing a main subject, in the STS field. At the end of the second semester, students choose their Licence speciality.

Licence 2 (L2): Teaching year with a common core; it includes optional teaching units which are relevant to the course students are aiming at in the third year of 'licence' (L3). At the end of L2, students choose a course within the speciality of the chosen 'licence'

Licence 3 (L3):  In L3, in each 'Licence' speciality, the choice of course will enable the student to take one of 3 possible routes:

    *  pursuit of a Master'*,
    *  preparation for a teacher's examination or an administrative examination,
    *  preparation for direct entry into the labour market (licence professionnelle).


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Last updated October 5, 2011

Domaine Sciences, technologies, Santé (STS)

  • Mention Mathématiques (pdf)
  • Mention Informatique (pdf)
  • Mention Physique (pdf)
  • Mention Chimie (pdf)
  • Mention Electronique, Electrotechnique, Automatique (EEA) (pdf)
  • Mention Sciences pour l'Ingénieur (SPI) (pdf)
  • Mention Mécanique (pdf)
  • Mention Biologie (pdf)
  • Mention Biochimie (pdf)
  • Mention Biologie et Environnement (BiEn) (pdf)
  • Mention terre et Environnement (pdf)

Domaine Droit, Economie, Gestion (DEG)

  • Mention Ingénierie des Organisations (IO) (pdf)

Domaine Sciences Humaines et Sociales (SHS)

  • Mention Information-Communication (pdf)
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Domaine Sciences et Techniques des Activités Physiques et Sportives (STAPS)

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