archi_ped_glob (1)The new pedagogical system LMD (B.A, M.A and Doctorate) is based on training courses called branches and consists of a three-level-modular teaching system:

First level: Bachelor of Arts (L) consisting of a six- semester-course resulting in the degree of Basic or professional Bachelor of Arts (Bac+3)

Second level: Master of Arts (M) comprising a course of four semesters after the B.A and leading to the degree of Master of Arts or Specialized Master of Arts (Bac +5)

Third level: Doctorate (D) with 3 years of training. This period may be extended for one year or two by the head of the institution under the proposal of the CEDOC Board (Bac +8 minimum)

Planning of the academic year

The academic year consists of two semesters each spanning a 16 week period of teaching and assessment. It is divided into two sessions:

  • A  Fall Session from September to early February.
  • A Spring Session from mid-February to late June.

The B.A study branch is divided into six semesters. S1, S3 and S5 semesters take place during the Fall sessions and S2, S4 and S6 semesters take place during the Spring sessions

The B.A study branch comprises 24 modules 16 of which form the DEUG (General University Studies Degree) or DEUP (Professional University Studies Degree)
Each semester consists of 4 modules with a total volume of 320 hours

A teaching module lasts for one semester which corresponds to 80 hours of teaching and assessment.

The overall pedagogical architecture and the diplomas:

The national diplomas issued by the University are:

  • DEUG (General University Studies Degree) or DEUP (Professional University Studies Degree) corresponding to a four-semester course.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A), corresponding to 2 semesters after the DEUG or DEUP
  • Master of Arts or Specialized Master of Arts (M.A) corresponding to 4 semesters after the B.A
  • Doctorate lasting for at least 6 semesters of studies, research, seminars, etc…
    (See diagram of the pedagogical architecture from the Baccalaureate until the Doctorate).

Degree classifications:

The B.A degree is awarded with one of the following classifications:

  • “First Class Honors”: If the general mark of the modules is at least 16 out of 20
  • “Second Class Honors” if the mark is at least 14 and less than 16 out of 20.
  • “Third Class Honors” if the mark is at least 12 and less than 14 out of 20