In addition to the classical requirements of the thesis work, each doctoral student has to follow doctoral level courses for a certain number of ECTS credits (by courses, we mean e.g. tutorials, lectures, conferences, seminars, workshops...). This learning activity is structured in the form of study programmes. Depending on the discipline chosen, study programmes have specific requirements.
In general, the study programmes integrate not only the Faculty's own courses, but also inter-university programmes (such as CUSO, SIB, Swiss School of Public Health or SPINE courses), UNIL programmes (language and transferable skills courses) as well as activities necessary for the researcher's training (e.g. participation in seminars, conferences...).
The choice of training courses is made in agreement with the thesis director and in accordance with the guidelines/standards of the Doctoral School (which sets the requirements for their recognition). Some training courses/events may have a cost, this aspect is to be discussed within the department in which the research work takes place.