Undertaking a PhD
The 2004 Bologna declaration prescribes that a PhD programme must be composed of at least 180 credits. Admission is reserved to holders of an academic Master’s degree, obtained after a study programme of at least 300 credits (total Bachelor plus Master). The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is conveyed after the defence of a PhD thesis that should outline the quality and originality of the research as well as the candidate’s ability to communicate about his/her area of expertise.
The doctoral regulation of the Académie universitaire 'Louvain' states that the academic title of doctor can be obtained after successful completion of a PhD programme with two compulsory components:
The PhD examination itself consists of two parts:
The organisation of the PhD programme within the Académie universitaire ‘Louvain’ involves various actors at different levels.
The academic and administrative sides of a PhD are managed by the Académie universitaire Louvain (through the CODAL and the Doctoral Committees). PhD students register for a PhD programme and the doctoral training in one of the member institutions and obtain their degree from this university.
The doctoral training is co-organised by the university consortiums of the French-speaking Community of Belgium, under the aegis of the F.R.S.-FNRS (National Fund for Scientific Research).
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