Master CAWEB - Multilingual Web Communication


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Programme Description

COVID-19 update: we are still accepting applications for the CAWEB master's degree. This program's online version is unaffected by the current situation and will continue as scheduled. No physical presence is required to enrol, participate, or graduate with this degree.

The CAWEB master’s degree provides instruction in website creation and localization and is offered as both an on-campus program and a distance-learning program. The CAWEB curriculum includes courses in web development, web design, project management, and localization. The main advantage of the CAWEB master’s degree is the combination of practical IT skills and foreign language proficiency, which leads to various professional opportunities in the dynamic web-based fields. Furthermore, the Master 2 program offers personalized study options adapted to your academic profile and professional experience.

Study option in the CAWEB master’s program

Our students have the option of either pursuing the CAWEB master's via on-campus courses presented by a team of industry leading instructors, or in distance learning format.

Work experience

In the work-study program, the master offers the possibility of gaining formative professional experience, either through a work-study contract or through a professionalization contract for students over 30 years of age who are pursuing continuing education.

Also have a look at a related master’s program focusing on technical communication and localization which is presented entirely in English via distance learning: TCLoc, Master’s in Technical Communication and Localization. The TCLoc master’s is innovative, offering both professional and academic accreditation.

Project Management

CAWEB prepares students for the career of project manager and allows students to understand all phases of implementing a project.


Are you interested in translation? Then consider localization! Localization is the art of adapting products, for example, software, video games, or websites, to a foreign market. Both translation and technical adaptation are necessary to respond to the target market’s demands.

Web Development

CAWEB trains students to create multilingual websites. With a mix of teachers from the academic and professional worlds, students are able to design web projects, calling upon their knowledge of information technology, web design, multimedia, and languages.

Web design

Web design courses offered in the CAWEB degree trains students in using DTP (desktop publishing) Tools like Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator. Thanks to these tools, students are able to design user interfaces of high quality, respecting ergonomic standards of the web.


"Thanks to the CAWEB master’s, we had the incredible opportunity of experiencing something truly original while jetting off to San Francisco. We were able to meet many professionals and visit some of the world’s most well-known companies, including Google and Oracle. I learned a lot, especially about professional culture in the US, and how much networking counts on that market. A few months after the visit, I was asked to take part in a translation project in partnership with students from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. This visit reinforced my belief that I had chosen the right career path since it opens up many professional opportunities, both in France and internationally."

Amélie VernetCawebontour

Course outcomes

CAWEB teaches students to create, translate, and manage websites and other IT products. We also develop students’ skills in project management in the fields of web design, multimedia and SEO.

Our aims are to improve students’ linguistic and inter-cultural knowledge, especially for translation, localization and multilingual web writing, and to equip students with the technical skills necessary for web design.

Key study areas

  • Creating and managing multilingual websites: design, development, administration, programming, and professional tools.
  • Image and video editing.
  • Project Management in multimedia, localization and SEO.

Knowledge and skills

  • Develop flexible websites for different cultural audiences.
  • Learn effective, industry-standard website management techniques.
  • Consolidate essential basic skills in image analysis, creation, and processing.
  • Work as a professional team to design, create or refurbish a multilingual website for any given client.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in multiple foreign languages in the multimedia and localization field.
  • Understand the localization process of IT products such as software, websites, etc..
  • Master the basis of translation, localization, and terminology management tools.
  • Gain practical experience in website localization into French, English, German, Spanish, Russian, and Japanese.
  • Acquire skills in managing complex projects in the fields of localization and multimedia.
  • Put skills into practice in the workplace with a work-study program.

Eligible candidates for the CAWEB graduate program?

  • Applied Foreign Languages graduates.
  • Modern Languages Graduates, particularly those specializing in Translation Studies.
  • Engineers, IT specialists with a very high level in two foreign languages (e.g. French and English for non-native French speakers, English and German or English and Spanish for native French speakers.
  • Professionals or unemployed people who wish to enter the continuing education program to further their skills and obtain a CAWEB Master’s degree. Work experience of three years in the fields of multimedia, IT, or languages is required.

Career Opportunities

If you want to pursue a career in the digital world, then the CAWEB master’s degree is for you. CAWEB enables graduates to easily find jobs in the rapidly expanding economic sectors, including the Internet, multimedia, localization, content creation, and communication.

Entry Requirements for the CAWEB Master’s Programme

Target candidates

  • Graduates of Applied Foreign Languages
  • Graduates of Modern Languages, in particular, those specializing in Translation Studies
  • Engineers, IT specialists with a very high level of proficiency in two foreign languages (French and English for non-­native French speakers, English­ and German, or English­ and Spanish, for native French speakers)
  • Individuals working in the fields of multimedia and IT, or those specialized in languages, with at least three years of professional experience, as well as individuals who wish to further their skills and obtain a Master's degree

Additional requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of French, English and one other language (e.g., German, Spanish, etc.)
  • Good computer science skills
  • Strong interest in the program content
  • Strong motivation and work ethic
  • Ability to carry out intensive work in a team

Entry Requirements into Second Year

Selection based on examination of applicants' file, written test and oral interview alongside the following prerequisites:

  • Bac +4 (4-year graduate degree) or professional experience of at least 3 years or Accreditation of Previous Experience;
  • A very good level in French, English and a third language (see Taught Languages);
  • Basic knowledge of software and taught languages (see languages and software for website creation, image processing and translation).
Last updated Jun 2020

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