The PhD in Information and Communication Sciences is attached to the 71st section of the National Council of Universities. It is a degree of Bac+8 (Baccalaureate - High School Diploma + 8 years of university studies). The PhD is a training through research and innovation. One can obtain the degree of doctor after writing a manuscript and defending the thesis before a jury. The preparation of a doctorate takes 3 years but exceptional extensions are possible.
To prepare a doctorate, one must hold a French or European Master's degree or a degree from a country that has signed the Bologna Agreement.
Students with a foreign degree must apply for a master's exemption. Attention: the request for a Master's degree exemption must be made before registering for the thesis, and therefore at the earliest: in May or June preceding the registration for the thesis, or at the latest in September, just before registration. Indeed, the application file for thesis registration will only be studied once the Master's exemption has been processed.
This doctorate is prepared within the IMSIC-AMU laboratory and is attached to the Cognition, Language and Education/ED 356 Graduate School.
Pre-registration for a thesis implies that the student has contacted a thesis director with accreditation to supervise research in the IMSIC-AMU laboratory and that he/she has worked out his/her thesis project with him/her.
For more information, please consult the Doctoral School 356 website.
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