Doctorate at the UNIL
The Doctorate covers the doctoral training period in the strict sense. It includes two phases, the first oriented towards a broadening of knowledge and scientific methods and the acquisition of research skills through insertion in a research team, the second devoted to writing and defending a thesis. Both phases combine an element of training and an element of intellectual development.
The University of Lausanne awards 26 different doctoral qualifications in its seven faculties (see list below). The doctoral thesis, the final stage of university training, reflects the acquisition of advanced professional skills in the field of research. Over a period of from three to five years, generally on a full-time basis, writing of the thesis and doctoral training allow students to specialise in one of the University’s research fields.
To register for a doctorate at the UNIL, candidates must obtain the approval of a professor prepared to supervise their work (according to procedures in force in each faculty) and satisfy the registration conditions of the UNIL.
Conditions and deadlines for registration as a doctoral student at the UNIL:
In several fields, doctoral training is offered on a structured basis.
See the list of Doctoral Schools and doctoral programmes.
Doctorates shown in italics are common to more than one UNIL faculty.
Theology and Religious Studies
Law and Criminal Justice
Social and Political Sciences
- Political Science
- Social Sciences
- Social Psychology
- Sports Sciences and Physical Education
- Mathematics Applied to Human and Social Sciences
- Tourism Studies, Subject areas: Political Science, Social Sciences
- Sciences of Education
- Public administration
Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne)
- Economics, subject area Political Economy
See also: Directive sur le Doctorat avec mention économie politique
- Economics, subject area History and Philosophy of Economic Thought
See also: Directive sur le Doctorat avec mention histoire de la pensée et philosophie économiques
- Actuarial Sciences
See also: Directive sur le Doctorat ès Sciences actuarielles
- Tourism Studies, subject area: Economics
See also: Règlement concernant la délivrance du doctorat en études du tourisme de l'UNIL en collaboration avec l'IUKB
Geosciences and Environment
- Geosciences and Environment
See also: Règlement pour l'obtention du grade de docteur en géosciences et environnement
Biology and medicine
- Life Sciences (PhD)
See also: Règlement du Doctorat ès Sciences de la vie and Directive sur le Doctorat ès Sciences de la vie
Subject to modifications. Only the regulations are valid.
Last updated: 18 June 2013