European / International Joint Ph.D. in
Social Representation and Communication



Research trainees must relocate abroad at host partner institutions with which their co-tutors are associated and from whom they receive individual tutoring and co-tutoring for their research work.  

The international mobility will be planned jointly with the academic and/or non-academic partners depending on the research needs, of the collaborative research activities within the networked program involving the designated tutor and co-tutors. The duration and modalities of the abroad mobility will be defined case by case in agreement with the host institution on the basis of the scientific research training needs and the financial constrains. Ideally, the doctoral candidate is required to spend six months (even not consecutive) of his/her research training at each host insitutions of the two foreign co-tutors (twelve months in total).

Physical mobility is interlocked with structured system of virtual mobility and interactive open learning system, by taking into account tha international mobility is only a tool, not a goal in itself.

physical mobility

PhD dissertation with 3 years study



A full report of the dissertation to be evaluated by the three tutors and - upon independent approval of two external experts - discussed in front of the Final Jury may be written in a national language of the country where the doctorate is being pursued or, preferably,in English (or in French upon authorisation).

A short version to be evaluated by the International Evaluation Board in English (or in French upon authorisation) in a format evaluated ready for submission to an international journal).

In alternative to the “conventional” Thesis format, Research Trainees can adopt the "three papers" PhD thesis format.

tutoring and co-tutoring by three tutors