At Louvain-la-Neuve
120 credits - 2 years
Day schedule - In French
Programme acronym: GERM2M
Francophone Certification Framework : 7
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES
Internship : optional
Activities in English: optional
Activities in other languages : YES
Activities on other sites : optional


The training is centred on practical aspects : language classes held in the target language accompanied by exercises in the language lab, individual assignments and seminars on advanced issues, writing a dissertation in one of the chosen languages, etc.

We strongly recommend ERASMUS exchanges as a way of gaining complete immersion in one of the two languages.

Your profile


  • have a Bachelor’s degree in Germanic Languages and Literatures and wish to develop your communicative competences in English, Dutch or German; 

  • have demonstrated your liking for literary and linguistic topics and wish to specialise in your chosen fields;

  • wish to undergo high quality training in a stimulating working atmosphere;

  • wish your training to focus on using your skills in a professional environment.

Your future job

Apart from teaching, new graduates increasingly work in business (management, administration etc.); some become translators or interpreters, others journalists or proof readers; yet others become managers, private secretaries, booksellers, legal advisers, tourist guides or work as attachés in government departments.

Your programme

The Master’s degree is designed:

  • for you to reach the European level of ‘proficient user’ in two Germanic languages chosen from English, German or Dutch;

  • for advanced study of the culture, linguistics and literature of the two languages;

  • to gain a high level of critical and analytical expertise;

  • to specialise in a professional field where you can develop your skills.