Five main fields of teaching

Each year, UCA teaches close to 35,000 students, including 4,600 international students, thanks to a high quality, coherent, diverse and multidisciplinary offer of training in five main fields: 
  • Languages, Literature, Human and Social Sciences
  • Law, Economics, Management
  • Technology, Engineering Sciences
  • Life Sciences, Health, Environment
  • Basic Sciences
The teaching staff offer high quality courses, in connection with the university's research and reinforced by a number of local, European and international partnerships, as well as by the digital tools and resources made available to students.
UCA's goal is to respond as best as possible to students' projects by supporting efficient professional insertion, in line with the needs of the socio-professional world.

A wide range of courses

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UCA offers students in Auvergne a wide range of courses reflecting the diversity and complementary nature of the disciplinary fields corresponding to the diversity of students' personal and professional projects.

The University currently comprises 20 research and education units (UFR), schools and institutes and 5 doctoral schools. It offers over 170 courses, including 18 technological diplomas (DUT), 27 Bachelor's degree courses, 50 professional undergraduate degrees, 54 Master's degrees, 7 engineering degrees, 4 healthcare programmes and 3 paramedical courses.

The various courses offered by UCA correspond to the European LMD degree system (Licence, Master, Doctorat) thanks to the ECTS credits system. The degrees awarded are therefore internationally recognised national qualifications. The University also responds to more specific needs by awarding university diplomas (DU) and certificates. Lastly, it also offers preparatory classes and competitive entrance exams.

An offer tailored to the diversity of our students

Courses are available as undergraduate programmes and may be taken in the form of professional development or as sandwich courses. They are also open to students on special high-level sports schemes and to those with student-artist status or student-reservist status.
Students with disabilities can benefit from special arrangements for their studies and exams.

Gradual specialisation as an undergraduate

Undergraduate courses are designed to offer gradual specialisation enabling students to hone their plans according to their choices and interests, with the possibility to change direction thanks to a system of multidisciplinary portals and major/minor subjects. The 1st year as an undergraduate is therefore built on the principle of multidisciplinarity and constitutes a year of orientation, the 2nd year is a year of determination and the 3rd year is a year of specialisation.
This gradual specialisation is intended to foster a deepening of disciplinary knowledge, an openness to other disciplines, as well as the opportunity to obtain additional qualifications or a double degree.

During their undergraduate programme, students benefit from individual supervision, information meetings, as well as services and resources provided by the PACIO (Reception, Information and Orientation Centre). They can also construct a customised training programme by combining the various possibilities on offer. Students are also prepared for professional insertion thanks to the BAIP (Professional Insertion Support Office).