Higher Education System in France
The major difference between the French higher education system and those based on the British and American models is the separation of engineering and other subjects. In France, most subjects are studied in universities but engineering is mainly studied in the prestigious "Grandes Ecoles" which have different admission points, procedures and degree structures.
Qualifications at Ecole des Mines d'Ales
Originally the degree awarded in French Engineering Graduate Schools is the "Diplôme d'ingénieur" (Master of Engineering) but in some institutions such as Ecole des Mines d'Ales, MSc and PhD programmes are also on offer along with a more specific French "Mastère Spécialisé" (Post-Master Certificate).
- Grandes Ecoles (Wikipedia)
- The French higher education system (CampusFrance)
- What are the French "Grandes Ecoles"? (Telegraph)
A description of the higher education system in France by a British journalist.