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Doctorate - PhD

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A PhD is awarded after an average of three years of research work and complementary training. It is completed by a thesis presentation, which takes place within the research laboratory.

Students who have completed 5 years of studies (Master-level) are invivted to apply to prepare a PhD within UTBM's laboratories. 


All applications, which must be accompanied by a detailed CV and cover letter that should be sent to: danielle.bertrand@utbm.fr

UTBM is jointly accredited with the University of Franche-Comté to award PhDs within their two research departments.

During the first two years, students have to take a mandatory number of courses (100 hours) including:

  • 20 hours minimum of general courses 
  • 40 hours minimum of scientific courses
  • 20 hours minimum of "scientific tools and methods"