Cross-disciplinary teaching and skills development

A doctor is never recruited based on disciplinary expertise alone. This is why the Doctoral College of Sorbonne University offers a course programme with more than 80 different courses allowing doctoral students to diversify their knowledge and develop their skills beyond their disciplinary field.

Cross-disciplinary teaching and skills development

Pedagogical organisation of courses

The courses offered are not merely courses. They are part of a proactive approach that requires a commitment on the part of the doctoral student. Some themes include course cycles. A course cycle is a group of pedagogically-consistent courses. It generally begins with an awareness seminar followed by in-depth workshops. 

Awareness Seminar 
The seminar begins the course cycle. It is usually given in large groups. Its objective is to deal with the "theoretical" or general aspects of the subject. 

In-depth workshops 
In-depth workshops are aimed at small groups (10-12 people). They make it possible to examine the subject in-depth thanks to practical applications, case studies, adaptation to the individual situations of the participants. 

Main themes addressed

Methodology and digital environment :
“Biblio@doctorate" cycle
Digital Environment

Communication and languages :
Communication Cycle
Language Cycle

Innovation and promotion:
Innovation and promotion cycle

Management Cycle

Independent modules

Scientific mediation:
My thesis in 180 seconds
Scientific openness and social issues 
Science, Arts, Technology and Society (SATS)
Research and Creation Workshops (ARC)
History of Science
Scientific Integrity Cycle
Open Science Cycle, by and for researchers


Prevention and Civic Relief 

The faculty of medicine is closed to the public and operates according to a business continuity plan (research, pedagogy, administrative) since Monday, March 16, 2020. The closure of the faculty to the public effectively results in the cancellation of all courses in face-to-face. Research activities and vital administrative activities are maintained, under the conditions specified by the university administration in the Business Continuity Plan. Beyond the end of classroom lessons, university libraries are closed. The situation is constantly changing, staff and students are invited to consult their emails, the university intranet and the FAQ to stay informed.

All users (students and staff) have access to more precise information on a dedicated page:


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The Faculty of Medicine teaches the 3 cycles of medical studies: from PASS (integrated into the faculty) to the 3rd cycle including DES, DESC, DU and DIU. The lessons are given mainly on two sites: Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine. The faculty also provides paramedical education: speech therapy, psychomotricity and orthoptics. The Saint-Antoine site includes a midwifery school.

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One of our riches is the diversity of students and their backgrounds. Sorbonne University is committed to the success of each of its students and offers them a wide range of training as well as support adapted to their profile and their project.

Associative life

One of our riches is the diversity of students and their backgrounds. Sorbonne University is committed to the success of each of its students.

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