Master's Programme Linguistic and Literary Varieties in the Francophone World

Curriculum (2010W)

Joint Study Programme of the University of Innsbruck and the Université Paris Descartes

Master of Arts

Duration/ ECTS-Credits
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study

German / French

Admission Requirements 
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture

Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7

0232 Literature and Linguistics

Study Code
UC 066 954

Information on the Curriculum (2010W)

As of winter semester 2024/2025 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. 

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • 45 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Language Usage
  • 30 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Linguistics
  • 30 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Literary Studies
  • 20 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Cultural Studies

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

10.0 ECTS-Credits: French I
20.0 ECTS-Credits: Thematic Module - Linguistics

17.0 ECTS-Credits: In-depth study of Linguistics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: In-depth study
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

15.0 ECTS-Credits: Research Training
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Methodology of the Discipline chosen for the Master Thesis
  3.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module - Lecture series held by national and international lecturers
  7.0 ECTS-Credits: Professional Experience

Recommended course sequence for Master Programme Linguistic and Literary Varieties in the Francophone World

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 50.0= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 25.0
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 20.0
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 5.0
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2020

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Associate Dean of Studies
Ass.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Carmen Konzett-Firth

Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Mag. Dr. Elisabeth De Felip-Jaud

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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