|Degree awarded : PhD|
|Graduation year : Bac + 8|
|Duration : 3 years|
Ecole Doctorale for Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences offers earth and universe sciences courses and carries out quantitative studies of natural environments, focusing on earth science issues.
Admission for the thesis program at the Ecole Doctorale requires:
- A thesis supervisor associated with the Ecole Doctorale and a host laboratory.
Information concerning host laboratories and potential subjects can be found on the Ecole Doctorale website. The candidate should contact the team that he or she considers the most appropriate directly.
It should be noted that the Ecole Doctorale is co-accredited by Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) and Université de Savoie and a candidate will enroll in the institution to which his or her future supervisor belongs.
- Funding. The candidate should justify of a stipend of about 1000 Euro per month for the 3 years of the program.
- The necessary qualification, specifically a French Master Recherche.
If the candidate is the holder of a 2nd Cycle Master qualification obtained in France (e.g. a French Engineering degree or a French Master Professionnel), admission to the thesis program will be decided by the Ecole Doctorale after examination of the End of Studies Project in order to evaluate the candidate's aptitude for research.
If the candidate is the holder of a master's degree, or equivalent qualification, obtained abroad, he or she must obtain dispensation from the institution in which he or she will enroll (Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) or Université de Savoie).
In some cases, admission to the thesis program may be conditional. In such cases, admission to the 2nd year of the thesis program is only given if the doctoral student can satisfy certain conditions: passing a certain number of exams and/or vivas at the end of the 1st year.
Enrollment for the 1st year of the thesis program should be between September and December. However, enrollment for the 1st year is possible after December in cases where funding has been obtained at a later date or equivalence procedures or finalizing of joint supervision agreements has caused a delay in enrollment.
Re-enrollment in the 2nd and 3rd years of the thesis program must be performed between September and December.
Directors of the Ecole Doctorale:
Tel: (33)4 76 63 59 05
Tel: (33)4 76 82 42 32
Management of the Ecole Doctorale:
Tel: (33)4 76 51 41 07
Ecole Doctorale Terre-Univers-Environnement
Maison des Géosciences
1381 rue de la Piscine
38041 GRENOBLE Cedex 9
Before being permitted to present a thesis, each student of the Ecole Doctorale must obtain 20 credits. A 24 hour course module followed conscientiously will generally provide 4 credits.
The doctoral student must choose at least 8 credits from specific courses (specialized scientific training courses) of the Ecole Doctorale or from courses pooled from the Masters programs (group 1 courses).
At least 4 credits must come from courses dealing with professional development (group 2 courses).
Other cross-disciplinary courses will be used to complete the credit requirements (group 3 courses).
Doctoral students with tutoring duties can be accredited 4 credits per year of tutoring. Doctoral students performing research outside of Grenoble can replace group 1 modules with equivalent modules from another Ecole Doctorale.
Group 1 courses available at the Ecole Doctorale to doctoral students in 2007-2008, for example:
- Data Assimilation (Shared with I-MEP2, MSTII, TUE) - 24 hours
Coordinator: E. COSME
- Complexity Science and the Environment: Multiple Scale Problems, Heterogeneity - 24 hours
Coordinator: J. WEISS
- Global and Local Impact of Aerosols -12 hours
Coordinator: P. LAJ
- Imaging Spectroscopy and Data Processing (SOLEIL) 30 hours
Coordinator: G. SARRET
- Bio-Hydro-Mechanics of Domestic Waste and Landfill Engineering (Lecture + Field Trip) - 30 hours
Coordinator: J.P. GOURC
- Carbonates (Lecture and Field Trip) - 24 hours
Coordinator: A. ARNAUD
- Physics, Chemistry and Modeling of Transport Processes in Complex Porous Media (Shared with ED I-MEP2) - 24 hours
Coordinator: J. LEWANDOWSKA
- Inverse Problems 24 hours
Coordinator: B. VALETTE
Courses taught in english:
Some courses will be given in English, notably the course:
Physics, Chemistry and Modeling of Transport Processes in Complex Porous Media (Shared with ED I-MEP2)
Coordinator: J. LEWANDOWSKA
12% of courses are given in English (in 2007-2008, i.e. 1 in 8 courses)
The figures below are from studies of the employment status of graduating doctors. According to these figures, about a quarter of those graduating from the Ecole Doctorale pursue post doctoral studies in France or abroad, about a third find employment in teaching and/or research in French public organizations and about a quarter are employed by private companies (mainly in R&D departments). The majority of graduating doctors employed abroad are foreign nationals.
Date of update July 20, 2010