The first year of the CAWEB Master’s program

What kind of courses can I expect to take on during the first year of the CAWEB Master’s program?

The CAWEB Master’s degree’s first year takes place at the University of Strasbourg.

The Master’s degree is open to students who have been continuously enrolled in a university program and have not quit studying for more than two years. This is referred to as the “initial education” period. The CAWEB Master’s degree may also welcome individuals who have not been enrolled in a recognised university program for more than two years. These students are said to be in “continuing education”.

For students in initial education, please note that the second year of the Master’s degree is only offered on a work-study basis. This is due to the fact that the enrolment is free of charge. Therefore, it is advisable to find an apprenticeship or a professionalization contract – if you exceed the age limit for an apprenticeship contract – before the beginning of second-year courses in September. You can find more information about apprenticeship and professionalization contracts in the section “Work-study program” of our website.

In order to put what they learn into practice, first-year CAWEB students must carry out a project, which consists in creating a multilingual website for a real client. This work is supervised by an internship agreement taking up to ten hours per week and must be done in teams.

What can I expect during the first and second semesters of the CAWEB Master’s degree?

First semester

The first semester of the CAWEB Master’s is split up into 3 main parts.
One third of the courses are dedicated to helping students acquire the basics of computer-based languages (HTML/CSS, PHP, JavaScript) as well as multilingual website creation (WordPress).
Another third of the courses focuses on foreign languages. It delves more particularly into technical and specialized translation as well as the use of translation tools (SDL Trados, MemoQ).
The remaining third focuses on visual communication using tools such as Adobe, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro.

Second semester

Second semester courses are mainly based on the use of language in a professional context. The program includes courses on Content Management Systems (WordPress), User experience (UX), Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), and the importance of video on the web.

Students must also undertake a professional project. This involves creating or redesigning a website for a real client.

For more detailed information about the courses, feel free to consult the CAWEB Master’s program.

First year planning schedule

Starting in April:
Online applications may be submitted on the University of Strasbourg eCandidat platform

May – June:
CV-based selection and interview (possibly followed by language tests)

August – September:

Beginning of the courses

September n+1:
End of the courses