License Information – communication

Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean


ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate + 3

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Moufia Campus
Saint-Denis – Site of the University Technology Park

Type of training : Licence

Training regime: Initial formation

Training summary

This Degree aims to train students in the theories and methods of analysis of information and communication sciences to understand information and communication phenomena. The aim is to train professionals in journalism, communication and cultural mediation, as well as to develop their critical thinking with regard to the future professional situations of students.



Training aims

The training lasts three years and gives access to the world of work and to the Master in Information - Communication. 

She allows to :

  • understand the main concepts of information and communication sciences

  • know the principles of research in the human and social sciences

  • know the professions of journalism and communication

  • know how to design, produce and distribute documents to an audience

Advantages of the training

  • The training offers students the opportunity to acquire and/or develop professional skills in journalism, communication, cultural mediation, as well as transversal skills in digital tools and languages ​​(modern foreign language, written expression and oral expression). On the one hand, acculturation to the discipline begins from License 1, in accordance with the national framework and that of the establishment. Disciplinary teaching will also be provided from the first year by teacher-researchers in the sector. On the other hand, the proposal of two orientations, one multidisciplinary, including disciplinary majors and minors and sharing with other disciplines of the Human and Social Sciences (SHS), the other entitled "information professions and communication in the digital age (MICEN)”, ensures good visibility of the training.

  • The teaching team is made up of teacher-researchers from the Research Laboratory on Creole-speaking and French-speaking spaces (LCF), as well as professional teachers in journalism, communication and cultural mediation.

  • An important place is reserved for internships in a professional environment, particularly if the student chooses the career orientation of this Degree.

  • The training also takes into account strong social demand (students, professionals) locally and nationally.

Targeted skills

Identification of a question within a disciplinary field:

  • Identify and characterize the individual and institutional actors of information and communication, professional practices (in particular those of journalists), the communication media and the cultural and mediation industries, to situate the information and communication systems in their political, economic and social environment

  • Identify communication phenomena and devices and their arrangement, as well as mediation and mediatization processes, to design informational and communication devices and environments

  • Understand information, its content and its systems from the angle of representations, meanings or associated practices, to analyze or design information and communication devices.

Analysis of a question by mobilizing disciplinary concepts:

  • Mobilize the concepts relating to information and communication, their relationships and the different approaches related to them, to understand information and communication phenomena

  • Mobilize concepts relating to processes, productions, objects and uses of information and communication, to analyze information and communication devices

Implementation of methods and tools from the disciplinary field:

  • Choose and apply a combination of suitable tools, methods and techniques (semiotic analyses, qualitative and quantitative methods in human and social sciences, media techniques, exploitation of digital resources and architectures, documentary engineering), to design and create information systems. information and communication and analyze its reception and uses

  • Have personal experience in the analysis and/or production of information and communication devices, objects and systems.

Digital and digital uses:

  • Use reference digital tools and IT security rules to acquire, process, produce and disseminate information as well as to collaborate internally and externally.

Use of data for analysis purposes:

  • Identify, select and critically analyze various resources in your field of specialty to document a subject and synthesize this data for use

  • Analyze and synthesize data for use

  • Develop an argument with critical thinking.

Written and oral expression and communication:

  • Easily use the different registers of written and oral expression of the French language

  • Communicate orally and in writing, clearly and unambiguously, in at least one foreign language.

Positioning vis‐à‐vis a professional field:

  • Identify and locate the professional fields potentially related to the acquired knowledge of the mention as well as the possible paths to access them

  • Characterize and promote your identity, skills and professional project based on a context

  • Identify the process of production, dissemination and valorization of knowledge.

Liability action within a professional organization:

  • Situate your role and mission within an organization to adapt and take initiatives

  • Respect the principles of ethics, professional conduct and environmental responsibility

  • Work in a team and in networks, as well as in autonomy and responsibility in the service of a project

  • Analyze your actions in a professional situation, self-evaluate to improve your practice.

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Summary of lessons by course

The content of this Degree is divided into disciplinary courses (theoretical, methodological and practical), professional courses oriented towards three specialties (journalism, communication and cultural mediation), transversal courses (interdisciplinary) and specific courses (adapted course and professional orientations).

The fundamental lessons cover the following themes:

  • History of media and Information and Communication Sciences (CIS)

  • Sociology of journalism and media

  • Reception studies

  • Gender Studies

  • Cultural studies

  • Critical approach to digital technology (societies, devices and uses)

  • Semiology of the image (advertising and communication of organizations)

  • Media analysis (objects, actors and practices)

  • Information-documentation (resources and methods)

  • Theories, objects and methods of CIS

  • Research fields in CIS

Professional courses cover the following themes:

  • Presentation of careers in Information - communication

  • Culture of information and image in the digital space

  • Practices and analysis of professional techniques and writing

  • Multimedia and digital communication strategy

  • Pre-professional internship

The cross-curricular courses cover the following themes:

  • Modern foreign languages

  • University work methodology

  • Geographic approach to news and culture

  • Public spaces and languages

  • Digital culture.

Specific career-oriented courses cover the following themes:

  • Ethics of Information and Communication professions

  • Specialization in Community Management

  • Cultural mediation

  • Television production


In License 3: compulsory internship in a professional environment (fields of communication, journalism and cultural mediation) or in research in information and communication sciences.

Specific devices

License 1 includes three individualized courses and a tutoring regime ensuring individual and collective monitoring of students.

  • Individualized courses: beyond the classic course (PI1), the individualized course 2 (PI2) offers an educational support system with methodological and disciplinary reinforcement courses, while the individualized course (PI3) offers light training allowing students to complete License 1 in two years and/or supporting them towards an internal/external reorientation

  • Tutoring: provided by students from the License 3 and the Master Information-Communication, the tutoring aims to help (1) with personal work and the organization and management of time; (2) the acquisition of working methods (note-taking, reading sheets and presentations), (3) the understanding of courses (revision and preparation for exams).

At the License 2 and License 3 levels, students benefit from additional lessons supervised by professionals in the professions of communication, journalism and cultural mediation.
The “pro” courses (in both orientations) benefit from the technical platform of the Department of Audiovisual, Multimedia, and Digital Accessibility (DAMAN) of the university, as well as long-standing partnerships, with local businesses (agencies, community communications services, editorial offices, cultural institutions, etc.).

Conditions of access to training

Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Continuing Studies

Master in Information and Communication Sciences


Career opportunities

The Degree prepares people for careers in communication, journalism and cultural mediation as well as for careers in research and teaching in Information-Communication Sciences (CIS).

For example:  

  • Press relations assistant

  • Public relations assistant

  • External, internal communications assistant, etc.


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