Since 2014-2015, the training programmes offered by the Aix-Marseille University's Doctoral College (DC) are part of the Individual Training Contract that each doctoral candidate must validate at the end of his/her thesis period, and which requires 100 hours of training during this period, divided as follows:

  • 50 hours of scientific, disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary training ;
  • 50 hours of professional training and career development support.

Disciplinary training is organised by the doctorale schools and research laboratories. Interdisciplinary and professional training courses are offered by the DC, in partnership with various academic and non-academic institutions and structures. The training programmes set up by the DC have as a specificity, and challenge, their transversal nature; they seek to stimulate the interest and respond to the expectations of all doctoral candidates, whatever their field of study.