Jean Moulin University Lyon III

4.2 out of 5 (33 ratings / 32 reviews) Lyon, France
Located in the centre of Lyon – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second largest university town in France – and in Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain), Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University offers a learning and research space focused on the humanities and social sciences with programmes ranging from two-year foundation degrees to PhDs (Bac +2 to Bac +8).



The University offers career-oriented programmes in Law, Political Science & International Relations, Francophone studies, Administration, Management, Accounting, Philosophy, Languages, Arts, History, Geography & Planning, and Information & Communication with qualifications ranging from two-year foundation degrees (Bac +2) to PhDs (Bac +8) in six faculties and institute.

Jean Moulin University offers programmes structured in accordance with the European higher education “three-cycle” system, based primarily on three types of degree – Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees – and employing the ECTS credits principle (European Credits Transfer System).


 Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, a member of the University of Lyon, is dedicated to the humanities and social sciences.

To enable our researchers to address the challenges facing society, our research is organised into 19 research units covering a broad spectrum of humanities and social sciences ­– from law to management science, from history and geography to information and communication sciences, from philosophy to the urban and social environment, and from literature to languages and cultures.

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Library services

5 university libraries located on Lyon and Bourg-en-Bresse campuses.

Medical services

Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University provides a Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion Centre (the SMPPS) open to all of the University’s students.

Student Life

Campus life

Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University offers a range of high quality courses across three sites located in the centre of Lyon and Bourg-en-Bresse. If you are studying in Lyon, your classes will take place at one of two campuses depending on your course selection.

  • Manufacture des Tabacs campus
  • Quais Campus
  • Bourg-en-Bresse Campus

Year-round concerts, theatre, cinema, events and exhibitions on campus.

Various excursions giving students an opportunity to discover the heritage and cultural highlights of the city of Lyon, including the Opera House, the Célestins theatre and the Fine Arts museum etc. These visits are often free of charge, or at drastically reduced prices.

Sports facilities

Whether you’re a beginner, an advanced player or at competition level, Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University offers a wide range of sporting activities: team and individual sports, fitness, dance, relaxation, etc.

The high-quality training facilities and numerous sporting events create a lively campus atmosphere all year round.

Student clubs

Committed to creating a vibrant atmosphere on its campuses, Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University attaches great importance to student life and student associations. Almost 80 student associations participate fully every year with their cultural, solidarity or sporting initiatives. The University is also committed to the successful integration of its students, with highlights including the Welcome Day and various International Days, etc.

Student Reviews

satisfying university
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It a good university, located in a great campus. It offerts many opportunities and some interesting degrees. As far as its adminstration is concerned, it is not well organized.

Not awful, but could be way better
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I chose this programme to learn Japanese language and culture. But we basically had no real literature course because the teacher was talking about something else, bit uninteresting, but not literature. Also the practice of Japanese language is not enough. My bachelor is finished, I'm one of the students who has the best grades but I can't say I can speak or understand...

Comforting yourself through this pandemic
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

A very welcoming campus with an extraordinary staff


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