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 candidates 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 candidate. 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 

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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.

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Welcome to Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering

A unique combination of courses and expertise

Our international study programmes are organised according to the major disciplinary areas of the faculty. They represent the graduate study programmes that are not strictly conducted in French or that could be suitable (in part) for non French-speaking students. They also reflect part of the diversity of the disciplines involved and the bi- and inter-disciplinary aspects of many of the courses we offer.


Research & Innovation

We rely on disciplinary skills and on interdisciplinary approaches to renew concepts, methods and research subjects and to focus on some of the crucial issues faced by our societies: transformations affecting the very construction of knowledge (data, AI), the treatment of complex objects (the environment, marine and ocean sciences, cultural heritage) or our contributions to addressing societal challenges (climate change, healthcare).

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Our campuses offer different and unique experiences to our students, visitors and staff. Resources and support services are also available to ensure an equal chance at success to all.

Campus Life

In addition to the cultural activities and events organised throughout the year by our clubs and societies, the Parismus society organises numerous events, evenings and cultural visits that will help you discover France and its parisian life.







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