After your degree
After their degree, students can candidate to a PhD. It means excellence for some, has no opportunity for others and many students do not really know what is behind this constantly evolving degree.
Before throwing yourself into this path, do not hesitate to gather informations, in particular from the educational team of the master who will be disposed to guide and inform you.
To provide an accurate picture of PhD, you can find on this page key informations on the PhD as well as useful resources that can feed and deepen your thinking.
Even if you have the student status, the PhD is above all a professional experience. In France, it is a 3 year contract (up to 5 years abroad) for which you will be paid 1758€ (gross salary) each month minimum. This salary may be higher depending on your type of PhD funding and if you exercise a complementary activity in parallel (teaching, business consultancy, and so on).
During your PhD, you will work in a research laboratory under the supervision of a PhD supervisor who will guide you in the realisation of your PhD dissertation. Moreover, in order to write your PhD thesis, you will need to follow a complementary training provided by the doctoral school:
- Project Management
- Bibliographic research
- Development of experimental protocols
- Synthesis experience, characterization and so on
- Result analysis
- Writing scientific documents (thesis report, scientific articles, …)
- Work presentations (dissertation defense, seminar, congress, …)