The Faculty of Arts offers a wide choice of classical disciplines: Philosophy, History, Languages (classical and modern), Archaeology and History of Art. Other subjects have since been added, reflecting the broadening of human knowledge: History and Aesthetics of Film, Computer Science for the Humanities, Linguistics, History and Study of Religions.
The Bachelor of Arts is the first step in training which seeks to pass on knowledge, methods and techniques specific to each discipline. It encourages students to learn and put into practice an interdisciplinary approach.
In the first year of the course you choose, from those available on the Faculty’s programme, the three disciplines that will constitute the focus of the first part of your studies. One of the three disciplines may be chosen outside the Faculty, on the basis of a predefinite list. These are referred to as “external disciplines”.
In the second part of the course (second and third years), you continue your studies in two of your three disciplines. A further 20 ECTS credits are added to these two disciplines for an Options Programme. The latter may continue the third discipline, complement one of the other disciplines, or provide an introduction to other fields of study.
Disciplines taught in the Faculty of Arts
External disciplines in other UNIL Faculties
External disciplines at the University of Geneva
External disciplines at the University of Neuchâtel
External disciplines at the University of Fribourg
Faculty of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
French and/or language of the discipline studied
30 April. If you require a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.
At UNIL, the following Master's programmes are open without further conditions to holders of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) :
Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 26 August 2020
December 8 and 9, 2021
An online event in order to learn more about UNIL's Bachelors' degrees, discuss your choice of studies and ask your questions.