Order Of 25 April 2002 Concerning The National Master's Degree

Original Language Title: Arrêté du 25 avril 2002 relatif au diplôme national de master

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JORF n ° 99 of April 27, 2002 page 7631
Text No. 56

April 25, 2002, National Master's Degree Order

NOR: MENS0200982A ELI: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/arrete/2002/4/25/MENS0200982A/jo/texte

The Minister of National Education,
In view of the Education Code;
In the light of Decree No. 84-573 of 5 July 1984 on national higher education diplomas;
In the light of the decree N ° 85-906 of 23 August 1985 laying down the conditions for the validation of studies, professional experience or personal acquired in view of access to the various levels of higher education, as amended by Decree No. 99-819 of 16 September 1999;
Having regard to Decree No. 99-747 of 30 August 1999 establishing the degree of master, as amended by Decree No. 2002-480 of 8 April 2002;
In the light of Decree No. 2002-481 of 8 April 2002 on university degrees and diplomas and national diplomas;
Vu Decree No. 2002-482 of 8 April 2002 applying to the French system Higher education in the construction of the European Higher Education Area;
In view of the decree of 25 April 2002 on doctoral studies;
In view of the opinion of the National Council on Higher Education and Research 4 February 2002,


    A national diploma entitled Master's Degree of Master's
    hereby established. It shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of this Order.

    Article 2

    The master's degree sanctioned by the Initial or in-service training for the purposes mentioned In the first paragraph of Article L. 612-7 of the Education Code and comprising:
    -a professional path leading to a professional master's degree;
    -a research purpose leading to a master's research organised for part within the doctoral schools in accordance with the provisions of the 25 April 2002 mentioned above.

    Article 3

    The master's degree sanctions a level corresponding to the obtaining of 120 European credits Beyond the license grade.

    Article 4

    A master's degree shall bear a national name adopted by the Minister responsible for higher education, specifying, on the one hand, its purpose, other
    the context of international mobility, the master's degree is accompanied by the descriptive annex referred to in Article 2 of the Decree implementing the French education system Higher Education Area of the European Higher Education Area Above. It shall bear the reference to the institution (s) that issued it.

    Article 5

    To be enrolled in the formations leading to the Master's degree, students must justify:
    -a national diploma granting the degree of licence in a field compatible with the national master's degree;
    -one of the validations provided for in Articles L. 613-3, L. 613-4 and L. 613-5 of the code of education.

    Article 6

    The training provided includes theoretical, methodological and applied teachings and, when required, one or more Several internships. It also includes an initiation to research and, in particular, the writing of a memory or other personal studies.
    The organization of the training and the modalities for the control of knowledge and skills are included. In the application for a clearance.
    The master's degree can only be issued after validation of the ability to master at least one foreign living language. The typical training courses include lessons for students to acquire this skill.

    Article 7

    The Master's degree shall be awarded by public institutions of a scientific, cultural and professional nature entitled to this effect, alone or in conjunction with other public institutions of higher education entitled to grant diplomas National, by order of the minister responsible for education Above the opinion of the National Council on Higher Education and Research.
    When a master's degree is issued jointly by several public institutions, a convention specifies the terms of their cooperation.
    In accordance with Article 4 of Decree No. 2002-481 of 8 April 2002 on the abovementioned degrees and academic qualifications and the above-mentioned national diplomas, the authorisation shall be granted or renewed after a periodic national evaluation in the framework Contract policy. It shall specify the name of the diploma referred to in Article 4 above and the name of the person responsible for the training.
    The Minister responsible for higher education shall define the arrangements for the periodic national evaluation. It may set up national specialised evaluation committees. The professional representatives involved in the training objectives are associated with this feature.

    Article 8

    The Preparation of master's degrees may be provided by other institutions of higher education linked by convention to institutions entitled to grant such diplomas and under the responsibility of those diplomas


    Universities entitled to issue master's degrees are Authorised to issue, at intermediate level, the national master's degree in the field of training concerned, which corresponds to obtaining the first 60 European credits acquired after the licence. The clearance order specifies the corresponding national names.

    Article 10

    The master's degree allows the Universities, in a field of training, to organise all its training offer in the form of different types of training courses differentiating, as a general rule after obtaining the first 60 European credits and master's, for Lead to a professional master's degree or master's research. This organisation incorporates the objectives of the existing training offer and may include new objectives.

    Article 11

    When a university is entitled to grant the master's degree, the student's access in the same field is entitled for the first 60 European credits.
    The later admission in a typical course Training leading to the master research is carried out under the conditions Pursuant to Article 16 of the Order of the Order of 25 April 2002. The subsequent admission into a typical course of training leading to the professional master's degree shall be pronounced by the head of establishment on the proposal of the training officer.

    Article 12

    The offering of training allows for the progressive orientation of students. To this end, it offers teaching and teaching activities enabling students to develop their training project and their professional project and to better understand the requirements of the various types of courses offered. Similarly, it includes the establishment of bridges between the various standard routes.
    Under the conditions defined by the board of directors, each student will have to benefit from a device to accompany him in his direction and ensure The educational coherence of its course.

    Article 13

    By way of derogation from the preceding provisions, the university may Five-year period, integrating into this new organization Types of training courses open to students who have not yet acquired the degree of licence. The number of European credits required for the validation of these types of training courses will be fixed in such a way that the grant of the master's degree corresponds to the total of 300 European credits from the baccalaureate. Similarly, the university will issue the licence diploma after obtaining 180 credits from the bachelor's degree.

    Item 14

    Universities shall submit, by field of training, the organisation of their offer of training, with a view to the clearance, to the national evaluation referred to in Article 7 above and the corresponding national designations which it proposes.


    By way of derogation from the provisions Of Article 7 above, the master's degree may also be issued by higher education institutions under the supervision of ministers other than that in charge of higher education and empowered by the State to issue Degrees conferring the degree of master.
    In this context, the degree of
    After a periodic national evaluation, the institutions are empowered, alone or jointly, for a period fixed by the Minister responsible for higher education and the or The ministers concerned, to grant the master's degree in their fields of competence.
    A decision of the Minister responsible for higher education and of the ministers concerned shall lay down, for each area of training, the terms of The periodic national evaluation entrusted to committees National specialized evaluation. These decrees set out in particular the composition and operating rules of these inter-ministerial committees as well as the specific provisions relating to training leading, in each field, to the master's
    . Institutions referred to in the first subparagraph of this Article having, before the present text, implemented, on their own initiative, training courses leading to degrees of establishment referred to as Masters Courses, benefit from a review Priority within the framework of the evaluation procedures provided for in this Stopped.

    Article 16

    As a transitional measure, all establishments that have, prior to the publication of this text, implemented Their own initiative, training courses leading to degrees of establishment called Masters Courses, can maintain their arrangements until 31 August 2003


    The national policy for the creation of master's degrees aims to ensure a good balance between the Request for training and the national map, a balanced mesh of the territory and a harmonious development of the research-oriented masters as for professional purposes. It is regularly presented to the National Council on Higher Education and Research.

    Article 18

    A Monitoring Committee Involving the National Council on Higher Education and Research, representatives of higher education institutions and the training sectors shall be set up to study the measures necessary for the proper conduct of the phase The establishment of master's degrees and to make proposals to the Minister responsible for higher education.
    These proposals are made public once a year in the form of a report.

    Article 19

    The Director of Higher Education is responsible for the execution of this Order, which will be published in the Official Journal of the French Republic

Done at Paris, April 25 2002.

Jack Lang

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