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Future Doctoral Students

Mise à jour le   31/01/2023

News :

- The start of term for PhD students from the Collège doctoral de Bretagne (doctoral college of Brittany) takes place at the Brest campus on 16 November from 09:00 to 12:00, online on YouTube (the link will be sent by the doctoral schools).
This welcome morning for new arrivals will include a presentation of the doctoral landscape in Brittany, the tools and facilities available such as the cross-disciplinary training courses, university libraries, Pôle Langues language centre, the association for doctoral students, and also the rights and responsibilities of doctoral students.
       Click here to view the event programme.

On 26 and 27 September, the Collège doctoral de Bretagne is running two days of in-person training on doctoral student support and supervision. It will be held in Brest and for all UBO staff who are accredited to supervise research (HDRs).

Click here to view the training programme (run by the company Adoc Mètis).

Registrations are open until the afternoon of 22 September, at the Brest campus of the Collège doctoral de Bretagne at the following address: formations-brest-lorient-vannes@doctorat-bretagne.fr.

Your Doctoral School will accompany you throughout your thesis from your recruitment through to your defence. It organizes disciplinary training, oversee the quality of supervision, and organize scientific, academic and intellectual exchanges between doctoral students.

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RESEARCH UNITS (URs)

In Brest, several university institutions are authorized to award doctoral degrees within the framework of the Collège doctoral de Bretagne :

  • University of Western Brittany (UBO)
  • IMT-Atlantique
  • ENSTA Bretagne
  • ENIB

ISEN also hosts young researchers.

Below are the contact details of the managers who are available throughout your PhD for any questions you may have on the progress of your thesis, e.g., registration and re-registration procedures, training hours monitoring, and individual follow-up committees.

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  The Doctoral School websites are currently being modified. Redirection links will be gradually updated.

Arts, Humanities and Languages

Rachel Vilar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Office B123, 20 rue Duquesne, 29200 Brest, France
Tel. +33 (0)2 98 01 72 87 - rachel.vilar@univ-brest.fr

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Life Sciences and Health Sciences

Michèle Kerleroux
Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Office C216, 6 avenue le Gorgeu, 29200 Brest, France
T. +33 (0)2 98 01 70 32 - michele.kerleroux@univ-brest.fr

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Law and Political Sciences

Véronique Ziegler
Faculty of Law, Economics, Management and Economics and Social Administration (AES), Office 109, 12 rue de Kergoat, 29200 Brest, France
T. +33 (0)2 98 01 66 97 - veronique.ziegler@univ-brest.fr

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Ecology, Geosciences, Agronomy and Food

Michèle Kerleroux
Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Office C216, 6 avenue le Gorgeu, 29200 Brest, France
T. +33 (0)2 98 01 70 32 - michele.kerleroux@univ-brest.fr

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Education, Languages, Interactions, Cognition, Clinical Sciences

Rachel Vilar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Office B123, 20, rue Duquesne, 29200 Brest, France
Tel. +33 (0)2 98 01 72 87 - rachel.vilar@univ-brest.fr

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MathSTIC Bretagne Océane

Samia Postic
Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Office C216, 6 avenue le Gorgeu, 29200 Brest, France
T. +33 (0)2 98 01 70 60 - samia.postic@univ-brest.fr

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Marine and Coastal Sciences

Elisabeth Bondu (all campuses)
edsml@univ-brest.fr Tel. +33 (0)2 98 49 86 06

Aurélie Claude (Brest campus)
edsml.brest@univ-brest.fr Tel. +33 (0)2 98 49 87 68
Office B104, IUEM, Brest, Iroise Technopole, Rue Dumont d’Urville, 29280 Plouzané, France.

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Economics and Management

Véronique Ziegler
Faculty of Law, Economics, Management and Economics and Social Administration (AES), Office 109, 12 rue de Kergoat, 29200 Brest, France
T. +33 (0)2 98 01 66 97 - veronique.ziegler@univ-brest.fr

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Engineering Sciences

Samia Postic
Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Office C216, 6 avenue le Gorgeu, 29200 Brest, France
T. +33 (0)2 98 01 70 60 - samia.postic@univ-brest.fr

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Spaces, Societies, Civilizations

Rachel Vilar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Office B123, 20 rue Duquesne, 29200 Brest, France
Tel. +33 (0)2 98 01 72 87 - rachel.vilar@univ-brest.fr

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Matter, Molecular and Material Sciences

Michèle Kerleroux

Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Office C216, 6 avenue le Gorgeu, 29200 Brest, France
Tel. +33 (0)2 98 01 70 32 - michele.kerleroux@univ-brest.fr

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CROSS-DISCIPLINARY TRAINING COURSES - BREST COORDINATION TEAM

Morgane Corouge
Manager of cross-disciplinary training courses, local coordination of the Doctoral School and institutions in Brest
Présidence, 3 rue des Archives, 29200 Brest, France, Tel. +33 (0)2 98 01 80 24 - morgane.corouge@univ-brest.fr


DRIVe CONTACTS

Kristen Bosser
Director of Research, Innovation and Economic Development
Présidence, 3 rue des Archives, 29200 Brest, France, Tel. +33 (0)2 98 01 60 19 - kristen.bosser@univ-brest.fr

In a doctoral student’s individual training plan (PFI), it is recommended that there are around 100 training hours at the end of the doctoral degree (source: doctoral charter (charte du doctorat) that is signed when enrolling on the PhD). There are two types of training:

Training Courses by Discipline

Also known as scientific training, these courses are offered by the Doctoral School and are based around your research specialization.

Cross-disciplinary training courses

Offered by the Collège doctoral de Bretagne, they provide tools to support you in your professional and research projects, helping you to develop and valorize the skills acquired during your thesis.

Training courses in research ethics and scientific integrity are compulsory to defend a thesis.

To consult the online training course catalogue, to apply, or for a summary of the courses followed, please consult the Amethis website.

For an institutional doctoral contract (CDE)

The amount depends on the year in which the contract is signed:

  • Before 2021: €1,768.55 gross per month
  • At 1 September 2021: €1,866 gross per month
  • At 1 September 2022: €1,975 gross per month

Remuneration also depends on the additional activity carried out by the doctoral student - teaching in particular.

For more information, please see the Doctoral Contract section below.

For a CIFRE (Industrial Agreement for Training through Research) doctoral contract:

The permanent contract (CDI) or three-year fixed term contract (CDD) sets the annual gross salary to be at least equal to €23,484, which is €1,957 gross per month.

The doctoral contract (contrat doctoral) is likely to be the main form of support available to students preparing a doctorate degree. It lasts for three years and provides the social safeguards of an employment contract under public law.

Several different types of organization can be involved as host structures and/or in the financing of the doctoral contract:

  • Higher education and research institutions (CDE: Institutional Doctoral Contract)
  • Local authorities (collectivités territoriales) e.g. doctoral research grants (ARED)
  • Companies (as part of a CIFRE framework: (Industrial Agreement for Training through Research)
  • European Commission
  • ...
Details on the missions and duties of contractual doctoral students:
  • The contract must allocate all or most of the working time to research (5/6ths of the time). However, it may provide for other additional activities, without exceeding 1/6th of the annual working time.
  • Specialization assignment (must not exceed 32 days/year).
  • Assignment in the field of dissemination of scientific and technical information, or in the valorization of research results (must not exceed 32 days/year).
  • Teaching assignment (64hrs/year maximum). Doctoral students are therefore subject to the obligations involved in this activity and participate, notably as part an Institutional Doctoral Contract (CDE), in the knowledge tests and examinations related to their teaching (without additional remuneration or reduction in working time).

For any questions, please contact the UBO Human Resources Department (ressources humaines): drh.contractuels@univ-brest.fr

Co-Supervision of a doctoral thesis enables the international dimension of doctoral schools and the scientific cooperation between French and foreign research teams to be further developed.
Doctoral students carry out their work under the responsibility of two thesis directors: one in France and the other in a foreign country. The two co-supervisors work jointly with the doctoral student, who is required to work alternately in both institutions.

RESOURCES

DRIVe WEBSITE

The UBO Research, Innovation and Economic Development Department (DRIVe)
  • Conduct of research at UBO
  • Possible funding avenues
  • DRIVe’s weekly newsletter

Click here for more information.

COLLEGE DOCTORAL DE BRETAGNE WEBSITE

  • You will find all the information you need about the progress of your thesis and news from the Collège doctoral de Bretagne (opportunities for international mobility, training courses, events, etc.), as well as resources to help you understand the PhD landscape in Brittany.

Click here for more information.

 AMETHIS

  • Register for disciplinary or cross-disciplinary training courses
  • Submit requests for equivalent qualifications
  • Check that your information is up to date

Click here for more information.

FORMADOCT

  • Help with improving your literature monitoring.
  • Information about submitting your thesis.

Click here for more information.