UM welcomes about 1,800 PhD students in its 9 Doctoral Schools. 50% of these young researchers come from abroad, which underlines UM attractiveness and international reputation. Doctoral degrees at UM usually require 3 years of studies and are delivered after a successful thesis defence in front of a jury.
Doctoral schools at UM are in charge of organizing doctoral studies (registration and training). In connection with UM’s Scientific Council, doctoral schools manage and oversee the allocation of UM-funded PhD grants.
They are also in charge of: controlling the quality of the PhD candidates; ensuring the quality of supervision and facilitating the proceedings of the PhD. Doctoral Schools also ensure: a high level of training and offer; qualified PhD supervision; and preparation for the students to enter the job market.
- Law and Political science (ED 461)
- Economics and Management (EDEG, ED231)
- Structures & Systems Information (I2S, ED166)
- Language, Literature, Cultures and Civilization (LLCC, ED58)
- Balard Chemistry Science (SCB, ED 459)
- Chemistry and Biology science for Health (CBS2, ED 168)
- Science of human movement (ED 463)
- Biodiversity, Agriculture, Food, Environment, Earth, Water (GAIA, ED 584)
- Territory, Time, Society and Development (TTSD, ED 60)
Procedure for establishing the joint PhD program
You are a future PhD student and you wish to:
Poster on Joint PhD procedure
- gain international experience,
- carry out your research work in two partner laboratories,
- benefit from the guidance of two thesis co-supervisors, one at the University of Montpellier and the other from a foreign institution.
On the basis of a single thesis and a single defense, you could get the dual PhD degree from the University of Montpellier and the partner university by registering for a joint doctorate from your first year of thesis.
The research work is divided into alternative periods in each of the two institutions.
You must be enrolled in both institutions but will be exempt from registration fees in one of the two institutions (registration fees must be paid at the University of Montpellier at least once within the 3 years of studies).
The Cooperation Unit of the International Relations Department is in charge of drafting, approving and monitoring the joint doctorate agreement.
The future PhD student must also contact the relevant Doctoral School depending on her/his thesis director at the University of Montpellier in order to prepare the doctoral registration file.