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CyPES - Social Sciences in Societies and their History


Teaching method: Initial training

Location : Aix-en-Provence and Marseille

Type of diploma: Bachelor's degree

Duration of studies: 3 years

Exit level: Bac+3

Language(s ): French and English

  • Pedagogical Objectives

    • To cultivate oneself, and to engage in an education that allows one to take the measure of the challenges of the contemporary world.
    • To be exposed to a globalized world, with a semester abroad starting in the second year of the program.
    • To train through multiple projects in autonomy and in small groups under the supervision of leading researchers in various fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
    • Understand and question society through multidisciplinary teaching.
  • Why choose this course?

    • A close collaboration between the Lycée Thiers and the University of Aix-Marseille. From the first year, students will benefit from a variety of learning situations at the Lycée and at the University of Aix-Marseille: at the Faculty of Economics and Management (FEG) as well as at the Faculty of Arts, Letters, Languages and Human Sciences (ALLSH).
    • The courses are designed around a general theme: Making society. The theme "Making Society" will be applied to the various disciplines taught, from general culture to economics.
    • Training through projects. Multiple projects in autonomy and in small groups will be proposed from the first year. These projects will cover a wide range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences and will be supervised by researchers from the University.
    • International training with a semester abroad starting in the second year.
    • A general core curriculum for the first three semesters, followed by a specialization in the fourth semester abroad, and an "à la carte" program in the third year within the University of Aix-Marseille.
  • The Fundamentals of CyPES

    • Excellence: A program that balances the tradition of preparatory classes with the academic culture of the University.
    • Multidisciplinary: A core curriculum that includes history, mathematics, economic and social sciences, as well as literature, philosophy and general culture.
    • Project-based learning: A strong emphasis on independent and small group projects that allow for student autonomy and creativity.
    • International: A semester abroad from the second year will be offered in partner institutions of the University of Aix-Marseille.
  • Teachings

    in progress

  • Admission

    Who can apply?

    Prerequisites (1st year): general French secondary school diploma or foreign secondary school diploma with recognized equivalence.

    How to apply?

    Apply at the time of admissions on the dedicated platform.

  • Places of training

    • Thiers High School (Marseille, 1st)
    • University of Aix-Marseille, Faculty of Economics and Management (Marseille, 1st)
    • University of Aix-Marseille, ALLSH (Aix, Site Schuman)
    • A semester in a partner university abroad.
  • Opportunities

    The CPES gives access to the best Bac +5 programs in France and abroad. At the end of the 3 years, numerous opportunities for further study are offered: the most selective masters at the University of Aix-Marseille as well as admissions to the grandes écoles.


Pedagogical manager at FEG

Romain Ferrali -

Responsable pédagogique à ALLSH

Isabelle Koch -