Today is a memorable day for the University of Strasbourg and the TCLoc Master’s family as we are delighted to welcome the first ever group of students to make part of the program, as the future first graduating class of 2018. The group of 12 enthusiastic students is made up of highly qualified professionals with very interesting profiles who are looking to further their education and earn a master’s degree.

TCLoc Master’s

The Master in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) is the first of its kind at the University, and in France. As a career-oriented, year-long, distance learning program that is entirely taught in English, it will provide students with a master’s degree from the University of Strasbourg and a Professional Level “Technical Communicator” Certification from tekom, Europe’s largest professional association for technical communication.

The TCLoc Master’s has been created for working professionals interested in continuing their education. The TCLoc Master’s degree corresponds to the second year of a French master’s program. It is ranked at Level 7 of The European Qualifications Framework (EQF). By the end of the program, students will have completed a total of 300 credits based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

Interested candidates should possess either 3 years of pertinent professional experience in one of the fields covered in the program or a degree equivalent to four years of higher education (240 ECTS in the European system). Candidates without a university degree or lacking the number of credits necessary for registration in the second year of a master’s degree are required to apply to the “VAPP” process (Validation des Acquis Professionnels or Accreditation of Acquired Experience) to have their professional and personal experience recognized as valid accreditation.


The Master in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) would not have been possible without the hard work of several dedicated people. Dr. Renate de la Paix is the Program Director, as well as one of its creators. She has been working for the past year along with Dr. Samira Krika Khemkhem, Distance Education (EAD) program coordinator Marie Lanéry, project management assistants Marie-Marthe Quaghebeur, Madelyn Montilla, and Madeleine Barois, and all the wonderful teaching staff made up of highly qualified professionals in the field.

Please join us today and help spread our excitement as we start this new chapter and celebrate the University of Strasbourg, the TCLoc family, and the first group of bright students who have joined our program.

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Well done everyone! Congratulations for bringing the TCLoc Master’s to the University of Strasbourg.