Distribution of course hours:
40 hours of cross-disciplinary training (the Site Doctoral College, the UBL Doctorate School, including obligatory training in research ethics and scientific integrity) and 60 hours of training courses provided by the doctoral school and its associated research units.
PhD students with full-time jobs (excluding doctoral contracts) can request an exemption for half these hours. To do so, the PhD student must submit to the Director or Assistant Director of his/her doctoral school a written request including the approval of his/her Thesis Director and explaining the reason for this requested dispensation.
The distribution of coursework hours is detailed in the Internal Rules and Procedures.
The doctoral school offers several types of training courses designed to deepen PhD students’ training and to help them prepare for their post-doctoral career. PhD students must take at least 100 hours of training courses during their thesis preparation.
Field-specific training courses
Disciplinary training courses are organized by the doctoral school. These courses provide scientific instruction within the student’s research specialization. All students need do is register in the “AMETHIS” application for Brittany-based PhD students or the “LUNAM Docteur” application for Loire-based students.
Follow this link to consult the catalogue of disciplinary training courses
These are “outward-looking” courses in management, ethics, preparing one’s professional career, etc.
Cross-disciplinary training courses
Cross-disciplinary training courses are offered by both the Doctorate School and the Site Doctoral Centres.