Organization of studies at FST-Lyon 1: undergraduate and graduate studies


The degree offer at Lyon 1 is manifold. The main degrees managed by the Faculty of Science and Technology are:

  • the "Licence" degree (equivalent of Bachelor/Undergraduate)
  • the Master degree
  • the Doctorate

The Licence degree is usually performed over 6 semesters (3 years) and requires accumulating 180 credits of the European Credits Transfer System. Most Licence teaching units (unité d'enseignement, UE) are worth 6 ECTS, so that the typical workload for a semester consists of 5 UEs. One UE may include broad audience lectures (Cours Magistraux -CM) and/or tutorials in smaller groups (Travaux Dirigés -TD) and/or lab works (Travaux Pratiques-TP).


The Master degree is usually performed over 4 semesters (2 years). It requires holding a Licence Degree and accumulating 120 credits of the ECTS. Typical Master programs include academic education over 3 semesters and 1 semester of internship.

Master programs are classified as either Professional, Research or Mixed, essentially depending on the job career target.

For searching the degree offer relevant to Licence and Master degrees run by the Faculty, please check below the degree offer page.