Law - Political Science - Administration


  • Duration

    1 year

  • Training structure

    Faculty of Law and Political Science


This training is aimed at students and professionals (ministers of religion, staff of religious organisations, staff of local authorities or others) interested in understanding the relations between public authorities and religious institutions in a secular and republican framework. It is part of the training of Imams and chaplains initiated by the Ministry of the Interior which subsidises the DU.

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Objectives (scientific and professional):
The courses fulfil the double objective of acquiring knowledge on the contemporary problems of a multicultural society and providing knowledge of the workings of relations between religions and a democratic and secular State. Students will also develop specific skills to enable them to deal with possible conflicts in their professional lives linked to the expression of convictions (religious or atheist) and to develop a better capacity for analysis in a spirit of tolerance and mutual respect.

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Control of knowledge

Writing a dissertation (university students) coefficient 3
Interview with a jury (university students and professionals) coefficient 3
Attendance and participation (university students and professionals) coefficient 1

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The administrative framework of religious freedom and methodology 25h, International and European aspects of religious freedom 15h, Constitutional aspects of religious freedom 15h, Private law of religions 10h, History of Christianity 10h, History of secularism 10h, Citizenship and immigration 12h, Laïcité et identités culturelles 10h, La liberté de culte devant le juge administratif 6h, Histoire et principes du judaïsme 9h, Droit des associations cultuelles 9h, Histoire et principes de l'Islam 10h, Laïcité à l'épreuve des révolutions arabes 6h, Le rôle du bureau central des cultes 4h
Duration of studies, academic calendar :
151 hours of classes + participation in colloquia or conferences from October to May.
Examinations in early September

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Conditions of access

For students, the required level is the current Licence 2.
For professionals and similar, the required level is the Bac and a good knowledge of French.

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Target audience

Students wishing to study current issues in greater depth and acquire knowledge that can be used in competitive examinations; professionals (ministers of religion or chaplains, HRDs, teachers, civil servants of all kinds) who are confronted on a daily basis with the themes of the relationship between civil society, religions and public authorities in a republican and secular framework.

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