At Louvain-la-Neuve
180 credits - 3 years
Day schedule - In French
Programme acronym: ROM1BA
Francophone Certification Framework : 6
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES
Internship : NO
Activities in English: NO
Activities in oteco languages : YES
Activities on oteco sites : NO


Studying Philosophy, Arts and Letters broadens horizons on the world. It is designed to provide a rigorous general training course related to a linguistic and literary specialisation.

By the end of the first cycle, you will have

  • gained solid general, literary and historical knowledge;
  • developed your skills in argumentation and writing;
  • developed your literary sensitivity and be capable of commenting on and interpreting a poetic, narrative or dramatic text;
  • powerful tools at your disposal for analysing language;
  • reached a good level in both speaking and writing in Spanish and Italian.
Your profile

To start studying French and Romance languages and letters, it is not always necessary to have already made a clear choice of career or to only go into teaching. A marked interest in literature and curiosity about the French language (and also for Spanish and Italian) are also excellent reasons to embark on this venture!

Your future job

Our students become teachers, booksellers, journalists, researchers, but also, for example, commercial representatives, writers and theatre directors. They can also be found working as advisers in multimedia and communication, editorial and production assistants in publishing or as HR managers in business etc.

Your programme

The Bachelor’s degree offers you

  • general training in philosophy, arts and letters to introduce you to university level work : history, art and civilisations, European literatures, methodology and practice of academic discourse, ancient and modern languages ;
  • solid training in humanities : historical criticism, language studies, philosophy, etc. ;
  • study of literary theories used in the analysis of works and a wide-ranging knowledge of the texts which form our literary heritage ;
  • a significant practical element (learning the process of writing a document) ;
  • a choice between studying Spanish or Italian language and literature.

Having completed the Bachelor’s degree, you can continue by taking the Master’s degree in French and Romance Languages and Letters.