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Program Format

The TCLoc master’s program consists of online seminars, materials, and tasks provided entirely in English by our instructors on Moodle, a distance-learning platform. The courses take the form of guided work with video files or written instructions and assignments to be uploaded on the platform. TCLoc instructors also host real-time conferences regularly, allowing students to share and discuss any questions or ideas they may have. These conferences are always recorded and made available to students who could not attend them.  

In addition, there are two, non-mandatory on-campus meetings in Strasbourg scheduled over the course of the academic year, which adds to the dynamic and collaborative spirit of the program and provides students with the opportunity to meet other members of the TCLoc community.

TCLoc is designed to be a flexible program adapted to working professionals, so we offer four different study options to suit a variety of schedules.

TCLoc’s Flexible Program Options

1. Accelerated Option — 12 months (courses start end of January only)

This is the most intense study option. During these 12 months, you will complete all the program’s coursework, including writing a thesis and passing the tekom certification. We recommend this option if you already have this certification or if you are able to dedicate a great amount of time to your studies.

2. Semi-Accelerated Option A — 17 months (end of January to June)

With this option, you have the same amount of coursework as the accelerated option, but you have five more months to complete it. The estimated time investment for this option is 15-20 hours per week with the last five months dedicated to writing the thesis and passing the tekom certification.

3. Semi-Accelerated Option B — 17 months (end of July to January)

This option is similar to the previous one, except that you start your studies in July of the preceding year, giving you the possibility to complete the tekom certification before starting the rest of the courses. We recommend this option the most as it allows you to fully dedicate yourself to each part of the program: the certification, the courses, and the thesis. 

4. Extended Option — 24 months (courses start end of January only)

With this option, you have 24 months to complete the aforementioned coursework. If you aren’t able to dedicate much time to the program then it might be the best choice for you. 

For more details regarding the different study options, check out this PDF.

“I really enjoyed the flexibility of the learning environment and the practical emphasis of the teaching modules. The friendly staff in charge of the program is very supportive and always ready to go the extra mile.”

Faycal Alami, TCLoc Graduate 2017

“I really enjoyed the flexibility of the learning environment and the practical emphasis of the teaching modules. The friendly staff in charge of the program is very supportive and always ready to go the extra mile.”

Faycal Alami, TCLoc Graduate 2017

Tuition Fees

Options 1, 2, and 3:

  • First-time applicants: 5,660
  • Applicants with a Technical Communicator (tekom Europe) or Technischer Redakteur (tekom Deutschland) certification: €4,070

Option 4: Extended option: €7,360 for the 2020–2022 program

Please note that fees must generally be paid before the program starts.

The tuition fees cover all of the following services:

  • Enrollment
  • Teaching materials
  • Software licenses (Windows only*)
  • Online and on-campus seminars
  • Program coordination
  • Exams
  • Degree certification

*Mac users: Virtual machines or parallel desktop applications are not included.

Want to know which courses are offered in all of our study options?