LLSH Languages, Literature & Humanities Doctoral School - ED LLSH

About us

The LLSH Doctoral School (doctoral school n°50), which opened in 1993, is one of the twelve Université Grenoble Alpes Doctoral College. Within the College, it represents research in literature (French, French-speaking and foreign literature, comparative literature, ancient studies, rhetoric), languages (languages, literature and foreign civilizations, language sciences, French as a Foreign Language), language sciences (linguistics, phonetics, spoken communication, dialectology), didactics (of French, languages, literature), communication, journalism and the arts (film studies, creative research, theater). The LLSH Doctoral School is a member of the RESCAM network, whose mission is to promote research in the arts and media, and the Université Grenoble Alpes houses the Maison de la Création et de l'Innovation (MaCI), an innovative structure that develops new research, pedagogical, and cooperative practices in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Why do your PhD at the LLSH doctoral school?

The LLSH Doctoral School offers you high quality support. It consists of 6 research units: 2 UMR – mixed research units - (Litt&Arts, Gipsa Lab, Speech and Cognition department) and 4 host teams (ILCEA4, LUHCIE, LIDILEM, GRESEC), and the skills of approximately 90 supervisors (professors and lecturers accredited to direct research). A PhD can be carried out full-time, part-time, or by VAE (recognition of prior learning). There is a wide range of training programs offered in parallel with the thesis work, with a scientific component within the doctoral school which complements the services offered by the laboratories, and cross-disciplinary and professional training programs within the Doctoral College.

The LLSH Doctoral School also has a dynamic PhD student community, with approximately 225 PhD students, and elected PhD students who represent you in the laboratories and on the Doctoral School Board. Our focus is on listening to PhD students and ensuring their well-being. Campus life and Grenoble’s location at the foot of the mountains and ski resorts also help contribute to a good living environment. The doctoral school is also characterized by its international appeal (it is home to more than half all international PhD students) and the high professional integration rate of its PhD students. PhD students can notably rely on the service devoted to training and career development.

Study to obtain your HDR at the LLSH doctoral school

LLSH Doctoral School delivers HDR Accreditations to Direct Research in 3 disciplines:
  • Performing Arts
  • Languages & Literature,
  • Language Sciences,
  • Information and Communication Sciences.
To learn more about the application process and eligibility requirements, please visit the HDR page of our website.
Published on  July 13, 2022
Updated on November 17, 2022