Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

germ1ba  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

At Louvain-la-Neuve - 180 credits - 3 years - Day schedule - In french
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES - Internship : NO
Activities in English: optional - Activities in other languages : YES
Activities on other sites : NO
Main study domain : Langues, lettres et traductologie
Organized by: Faculté de philosophie, arts et lettres (FIAL)
Programme acronym: GERM1BA - Francophone Certification Framework: 6


When you enrol for Modern Languages and Letters: German, Dutch and English, you have the choice of combining two Germanic languages, chosen from English, Dutch and German.

By the end of the first cycle you will have

  • gained a solid knowledge, both practical and theoretical, of the two languages ; 
  • gained solid general, literary and linguistic knowledge ; 
  • had the chance of a stay abroad.
Your Profile


  • like foreign languages and discovering other cultures ;
  • are interested in arts and letters and are fascinated by how languages work and communication ; 
  • appreciate precision and rigorous assessment ; 
  • wish to have a solid cultural grounding ; 
  • are creative and wish to participate in the development of new ideas.
    …if so, studies in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English are for you!
Your Future Job

Graduates in Modern Languages and Letters: German, Dutch and English work in business (management, administration, etc.) ; some become teachers, editors, translators or interpreters, others journalists or proof-readers ; yet others become managers, company secretaries, booksellers, legal advisers, tourist guides or work as attachés in government departments or NGOs.
Some seek a career in the performing arts such as the theatre. This training also opens the door to a wide range of other types of employment which do not (yet) have an official title.

Your Programme

The Bachelor’s degree offers you the opportunity to

  • learn the many facets of two modern languages ;
  • make an in-depth study of the culture, linguistics and the literature of the two languages ;
  • get practically oriented training in your chosen languages : courses given in the languages, specific courses on communication skills, practical exercises, language labs, conversation courses, wide variety of multimedia tools, etc. ;
  • have close supervision in small-scale auditoria ;
  • make a study visit abroad as part of the Erasmus exchange programme

Having completed the Bachelor’s degree, you may take the Master’s degree in Modern Languages and Literatures (German, Dutch and English or General), depending on the subject of the first cycle programme.

Your study path

Once you have your bachelors, you will follow the Masters course in Modern Languages and Literature: General.
Your bachelor’s degree will also enable you to study other related fields (such as, for example, the Masters in multilingual communication, the Masters in linguistics, the Masters in translation or the Masters in European Studies).