If you have a Master's degree, you can apply for a PhD. This third cycle of university studies is devoted to a research work carried out generally in three years, under the supervision of a thesis director.
The PhD overview
The doctorate is an academic course in and through research. During their course, doctoral students acquire real vocational experience, thanks to:
personal research work, limited in time
through complementary activities (teaching or consultancy assignments in companies, professional, interdisciplinary and transversal training).
The doctorate enables the construction, acquisition and dissemination of specialised disciplinary and interdisciplinary know-how and knowledge, combined with more generalist skills (entrepreneurship, project management, communication techniques ....).
The doctorate is the highest degree recognised at national, European and international level. It can be done full-time (3 years) or part-time (6 years maximum), in initial or on-going education. It is prepared under the responsibility of a thesis director who is a member of a research unit attached to a doctoral school.
It can also be obtained by Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE) or on work (PhD on work).
You will soon be a doctoral student at the UPJV? Our EURAXESS Service Centre, dedicated to the reception of doctoral students, post-doctoral students and teacher-researchers, will help you with the procedures inherent in your mobility at the UPJV.
Focus on the international co-supervision of a thesis
A doctorate can be carried out within the framework of an international co-supervision of thesis. This aims to establish scientific cooperation between a French research team and a foreign research team, by encouraging the mobility of PhD students.
The PhD student:
Enrols simultaneously in both higher education institutions
Carries out its work under the responsibility of a thesis director in each of the laboratories concerned
Alternate periods of residence in the two institutions for the duration of the doctorate, with a balance of mobility being sought. For the Science, Technology and Health doctoral school, a minimum annual stay of 4 months is required.
The international co-supervision of a thesis allows the award of a doctoral degree in France and in the partner country, on the basis of a single thesis defence.
The international co-supervision of a thesis is based on an agreement signed between the UPJV and the partner institution, in accordance with the regulations in force in the two countries concerned and the procedures of both institutions.
The agreement defines:
the periods of mobility
the rules of defence
the payment of the registration fee
the intellectual property rights, etc.
Each agreement is subject to negotiation and must be validated by the UPJV Doctoral Schools before being signed. It must be signed during the first year of the doctorate, by 30 April at the latest, in order to allow the administrative registration of the doctoral student. The Doctoral School must receive 6 originals.
The doctoral student must contact the Doctoral School and complete the registration process on ADUM, indicating that it is a cotutelle.