The VAE doctorate
It is possible to obtain a doctorate through the Validation of Prior Experience (VAE) route. The candidate must have at least three years of professional research experience. They must demonstrate the match between their professional and personal experience and the content of the degree in question.
The doctoral college, the doctoral school related to the speciality and the team responsible for VAE within the Continuing Education department at Sorbonne University will be the contacts for the different stages of the procedure, which is organised in 5 steps:
- Information and advice
- Study of the feasibility and admissibility of the application
- Support for the candidate in the preparation of the VAE file and in the writing of a dissertation which includes the description of the construction of the candidate's professional and personal career path as well as the synthesis of the research work.
- Official submission of the file and expert appraisal of the brief by two rapporteurs
- Defence before a jury
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