Continuing Education UNIL-EPFL
Alongside its traditional teaching and research activities, the UNIL is committed to meeting the growing needs of adults already engaged in professional activity. Continuing education at university level gives individuals the chance to update their previous studies, broaden their knowledge or change their career path. Several Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) programmes are offered by the Continuing Education UNIL-EPFL.
Doctorate at the UNIL
The Doctorate covers the doctoral training period in the strict sense. It includes two phases, the first oriented towards a broadening of knowledge and scientific methods and the acquisition of research skills through insertion in a research team, the second devoted to writing and defending a thesis. Both phases combine an element of training and an element of intellectual development.
The University of Lausanne awards 26 different doctoral qualifications in its seven faculties (see list below). The doctoral thesis, the final stage of university training, reflects the acquisition of advanced professional skills in the field of research. Over a period of from three to five years, generally on a full-time basis, writing of the thesis and doctoral training allow students to specialise in one of the University’s research fields.
To register for a doctorate at the UNIL, candidates must obtain the approval of a professor prepared to supervise their work (according to procedures in force in each faculty) and satisfy the registration conditions of the UNIL.
Conditions and deadlines for registration as a doctoral student at the UNIL
In several fields, doctoral training is offered on a structured basis.
See the list of Doctoral Schools and doctoral programmes.
Doctorates shown in italics are common to more than one UNIL faculty.
Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions
Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Geosciences and Environment
Faculty of Biology and Medicine
Subject to modifications. Only the regulations are valid.
Last updated: 19 October 2021