General description
Toulouse School of Economics gathers about 110 senior and junior researchers, affiliated with various research institutions, and about 100 doctoral students (70% international).
TSE doctoral programme is modelled on the top American universities. The first year is dedicated mostly to core rigorous courses . The second year is more specialized in fields of research to provide students with firm grounds to help them write their dissertation and prepare their future career as researchers.
Senior and junior researchers closely interact with students and are totally committed to their teaching. They share state of the art insights but also advise students and supervise thesis. Students can also attend a broad choice of seminars and meet the most prominent visiting professors or academics.
Ph D students mature and develop their economist’s intuition and techniques. They participate in the life of the department, present their research work in junior seminars and international conferences and are encouraged to participate in specialized summer schools.
The PhD degree is awarded after public presentation and defence of the dissertation in front of a group of professors that includes at least two external referees.

Université de Toulouse 1 PhD Program