West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest

Introduction

The Université Catholique de l’Ouest is 140 years old: originally a medieval university founded in 1373, it was later reopened in 1875 and has a current student population of 9,000.
The campus is situated in downtown Angers, a five-minute walk from the station and the nearest bus stops; it lies just minutes away from the main shopping area, restaurants, gardens, banks and administrative offices.
The university campus boasts an unusual architectural blend of old and contemporary buildings, standing in a 5-hectare park.

Founded in 1875, the Université Catholique de l’Ouest is one of the oldest universities in Western France and is one of the important actors in Higher Education and research today.

A multidisciplinary university with a worldview, it offers more than a hundred programs in 5 faculties:

  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Theology and Religious Sciences
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The University in Figures

  • 9,000 students including 1,700 foreign students and teachers who come to Angers each year to study.
  • 187 full-time faculty and 1,500 professionals providing lectures as experts.
  • 12 foreign languages taught.
  • 10 multimedia language laboratories.
  • 10 research laboratories.
  • 170 partner universities around the world.
  • 3 university libraries comprising some 200,000 books.
  • 1 audiovisual centre, multimedia rooms, WIFI access.
  • 17 study areas.

Our Values

  • French national degrees.
  • Guaranteed a personalized follow-up, small classes with individual supervision.
  • High graduation rate: graduation rate for the bachelor three years of 67% (Compared to public universities 27%).
  • High rate of work placements.
  • 170 partner universities around the world: credit transfers and validation of grades.
  • Spiritual life: diverse activities offered by Catholic Campus Ministry.
  • Student accommodation service: wide choice of bedsits, home-stay or family accommodation, halls of residence or flats.
  • 2 university restaurants within walking distance, food and refreshments available on campus.
  • Cultural activities and sports: drama society, international choir, film club as well as table-tennis, volleyball, basketball and more.
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Clubs and associations

At UCO, the campus life is a great asset. Parties, cinema and debates, sports (50 different sports available), music, theater, intercultural evenings, humanitarian projects… plenty of opportunities to get involved, be immersed in the French culture, and have fun.

Housing

You can choose:

  • Student residence (foyer), with half pension or full pension.
  • Homestay (with or without meals).

Meals

On the UCO campus, a cafeteria is at your disposal. During the academic year, you also have access to the university restaurant situated in town center (lunch and dinner, € 3.20 per meal).

Health & accessibility

The UCO campus is equipped with an infirmary, counselling services and services for students with disabilities. The campus is accessible to students with disabilities.

Admission requirement

  • Program given in French:
    • DELF: level C1 for language training,
    • Level B2 for all other programs or Level 4 TCF (except for French-speaking students).
  • Program given in English (Business and Economics): TOEFL score of 79 or higher / IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.
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Visa

As a rule, unless you are exempt, you are required to have a visa to study in France. It must be applied for from the relevant French embassy or consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.

Insurances

Health insurance is compulsory in France. Registration with the French health insurance and its payment (about 208 €) is to be done upon your arrival at the university in France.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

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Programs

This school also offers:

BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Business

Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 France Angers

The BBA program of IDCE is a mixed syllabus (academic and professional) that prepares the students for life in the modern international business world. [+]

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES An international business and management program entirely delivred in English Students learn in a multicultural place Intensive preparation for the life in the world modern international business ASSETS All classes are taught in English The pedagogy is characterized by small groups, personal work of students Possibility of learning a second foreign language (German, Spanish or French) and a third foreign language (optional) A faculty with a huge international experience The possibility to spend the first semester in the BBA third year in an American, an European or a Japanese university CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The BBA program of IDCE is a mixed syllabus (academic and professional) that prepares the students for life in the world modern international business.... [-]


Bachelor

Arts License

Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 France Angers

Such training provides access to many professions where artistic sensitivity, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and practical ability are required. [+]

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The purpose of the license Visual Arts is to enable students to: - gain a solid general culture in the great artistic periods and concepts for supplying artistic practice - master the methods to artistic practice ( aesthetics, pluralistic approaches) through workshops and workshops - to develop transferable skills-based merging of knowledge and preparation for professional integration, through specialized courses, methodological lessons and courses.

Such training provides access to many professions where artistic sensitivity, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and practical ability are required.

+ THE TRAINING

A student encouraged to become author of his training, through: - the choice of his career (16 minor elective) - the choice of opening additional teachings - his choice of internship sites (1 year internship training ) and international mobility (ability to perform a semester abroad) - the specialization of the professional preparation module project (PEP or PEP +).... [-]


Bachelor in International Business Management & Ethics

Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 France Angers

This bilingual (English / French) general bachelor in economics and management is oriented towards the international management of the company from an intercultural perspective. [+]

L’objectif de la licence Gestion internationale de l'entreprise et éthique (GIEE)

Cette licence généraliste en économie-gestion est spécialisée en gestion internationale de l’entreprise. Elle permet d’acquérir une culture générale humaniste et éthique éclairée par la doctrine sociale de l’Église.

L’étudiant choisit l’un des deux parcours suivant :

Parcours 1 (bilingue français/anglais) Parcours 2 (monolingue anglais), 100% des cours en anglais sur les trois années. Les + de licence Gestion internationale de l'entreprise et éthique (GIEE)

Un étudiant encouragé à devenir auteur de sa formation, à travers : Des enseignements orientés vers l’international et l’interculturalité... [-]


License Reporting

Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 France Angers

Such training provides access to many professions where general culture and scientific, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and analytical skills are required. [+]

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The purpose of the license Communication-Information is to enable students to: - develop a solid conceptual knowledge base for understanding the phenomena of communication, dissemination and interpretation of information - master the methods specific to the analysis and practice of communication, through the study of messages, images, role of the media and digital context of change - develop transversal skills based on the intersection of knowledge and preparation professional integration, through specialized courses, methodological lessons and courses.

Such training provides access to many professions where general culture and scientific, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and analytical skills are required.... [-]


Musicology License

Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 France Angers

The purpose of the license Musicology is to allow the student to [+]

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The purpose of the license Musicology is to allow students to: - master the musical tools (musical instrument, voice, MAO), as well as reading, analysis and writing of music - lead a vocal training into a single directory - accompany and harmonize a melody on the keyboard - whether on stage, in terms of acoustic music qu'amplifiées - know the main currents of the history of Western music and non-Western, and know Locate a piece of music in context - to mobilize its historical and technical knowledge in the field of music to produce a clear thinking, orderly and convincing written or oral - know how to use the bibliographic and documentary resources related to the field musical; keep abreast of current events and the evolution of artistic trends in his field - master the main software related to music industry (publishing, composition), computer data processing techniques and the main presentation software - ie use computer to compose music illustrating pictures, stories, characters, etc.... [-]


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Les étudiants parlent de l'UCO

IDCE DEF

Professionnal Science Master's in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development presentation

Remise de diplôme 2015

Le Pôle International de l'Université Catholique de l'Ouest.

Contact

UCO Angers - Catholic University of the West

Address 3, place André Leroy
49000 Angers, Pays de la Loire, France
Website http://www.uco.fr/

UCO Laval - Catholic University of the West

Address 25 Rue du Mans, 53000 Laval, France
Laval, Pays de la Loire, France
Website http://www.uco-laval.net/
Phone +33 2 43 64 36 64

Address 2 rue Saint-Stanislas 44000 Nantes, France
Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France

UCO Bretagne Nord - Catholic University of the West

Address Campus de la Tour d'Auvergne BP 90431 - 22204 - GUINGAMP, France
Guingamp, Brittany, France
Website http://www.uco-bn.fr/
Phone +33 2 96 44 46 46

UCO Bretagne Sud - Catholic University of the West

Address Le Vincin, 56610 Arradon, France
56610 Vannes, Brittany, France
Website http://www.ucobs.com/
Phone +33 2 97 46 33 60

Address Quartier de la mission Rue du Bon Pasteur Papeete
Papeete, France

Address 46 boulevard de la Trinité 97400 Saint-Denis (La Réunion)
Saint-Denis, Reunion (Fr.)