International Dominican University

Order of Preachers - Dominican Friars

Organisation of Studies and Courses

Validation of degrees

The years of the Licentiate (BA) and Master are validated by assignments and exams. Each course is validated by a paper of 5 pages for a licentiate, and from 10 to 15 pages, for a masters degree. In addition, every six months, a live exam and in writing is organized.

The validation process of the diploma and the brevet

Diplomas and brevets are validated in the same way than the courses in Licentiate programs. A paper of 5 pages is required for each course. The duration of the study for a diploma or a brevet is 12 months, according to the pace and rhythm of each student, supervised by a tutor.

Thesis presentations

Master's thesis presentations take place in a face-to-face in a place fixed by the director of studies. Three professors, with PhDs, make part of the jury. The student, after being introduced by the Director of the dissertation, has half an hour to talk about the research. Then he/she answers questions from the jury which retires to deliberate. The marks and the mention are given at the end of the presentation.

Tutoring

Students receive personalized tutoring. This does not replace the contact with teacher on issues of study. This is an educational support and an assistance to last in the study. The student is required to give regular updates to the tutor and, conversely, the tutor invites him/her to get into a rhythm of work and validations that allow him/her to complete his/her studies in the near term. Although virtual, the learning proposed by Domuni provides a regular framework and monitoring.

Libraries

Domuni Students have access to libraries of Dominican communities and learning centers worldwide. Many of them have online Catalogues of books available to them. This is particularly true of the library of Saulchoir adjoining the Priory of St. Jacques in Paris, the library of the priory of Toulouse, the priory of Brussels and the priory of Kigali ... or highly specialized libraries such as the one of the IDEO at priory of Cairo, the library of the Biblical School in Jerusalem or that of the Dominican studies Centre in Istanbul … The many other centers, partners to Domuni, also have very good libraries, like the Catholic Institute of Toulouse, and they generously welcome Domuni students.

Bibliographic resources

Unpublished bibliographic resources are available on the website of Domuni gratuitously. More than 500 items are available and sorted by themes and authors. The pedagogy of Domuni does not rely solely on the lectures. Interactive seminars are regularly offered especially for master students. These are research seminars where students work synchronously: the seminars take place at fixed times and all participants study at the same time. This work is an opportunity for a real dialogue research led by Professor. The findings of the seminars can lead to publication and be, for example articles in Telos, the journal of the university.