During your PhD degree course (three years unless dispensed), you will become specialised in a domain,
work on a specific subject of scientific research and acquire scientific knowledge. You will work individually under the supervision of your research director.
You will also attend group courses in the doctoral school (EPIC) to which you will be assigned, organised around four main themes:
1. Methodological training and theoretical training (given during courses, training courses, conferences and disciplinary and interdisciplinary study days)
2. A training course in producing and publishing a thesis
3. Preparation for entry into professional life
4. National and international openings
What professions does a PhD in ICS lead to?
– Research professions: for PhD graduates, these can be mainly broken down into two categories, teacher-researchers and researchers.
The former work in higher education establishments and are recruited through competitive examinations; they become Associate Professors and University Professors.
The latter are recruited by public research organisations, either through competitive examinations or on contract. They become researchers and research directors.
To obtain more information: Download the brochure on professions in research and higher education.
– Administrative examinations. Government and regional civil service: recruitment according to profile or statutory grade.
– Specialist consultants in a field of the discipline (corporate communication, information management, etc.) in a large company, local authority or in a consulting firm).