The defense is one of the most important steps in a PhD thesis. It is the result of three years of research work under the supervision of a PhD supervisor. Before taking any steps towards the defence, it is necessary to have the prior agreement of the latter (cf. article 13.2 of the ED MathSTIC's internal regulations, sorry in French). The following elements give the procedures to follow to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
The modalities for the defense
The procedures for defending a PhD thesis in co-accredited institutions of the MathSTIC Doctoral School follow the procedures set up on each site in accordance with Article 13 of the ED MathSTIC's internal regulations (request for authorization to defend, choice of rapporteurs, rules for the composition of the jury, etc.) and in agreement with the laboratories and co-accredited institutions on the site. You will find below the modalities for a defense on each of the six ED MathSTIC sites:
- The modalities for a defense on the Angers site
- The modalities for a defense on the Brest site
- The modalities for a defense on the Le Mans site
- The modalities for a defense on the Lorient-Vannes site
- The modalities for a defense on the Nantes site
- The modalities for a defense on the Rennes site (Provisionally the file to summarize the training courses that you've followed has been put here)
The writing of the thesis document
The PhD student can use the text processing tool (LateX, Word, Open Office, etc.) that best suits him/her to write the content of the thesis. On the other hand, the formats of the thesis covers of the University of Bretagne Loire are declined by doctoral school and by institution. The cover and back cover of all theses defended must conform to the models of the MathSTIC doctoral school:
Writing the thesis document in LaTeX
On the initiative of two former PhD students of ED MathSTIC (Louiza Yala 2018, Pierre-Louis Roman 2019), a git repository has been created and allows you to write your entire thesis document in LateX.
The readme that appears on the main page explains in French and English in particular:
- the content of the git repository
- where and how to complete the first and back cover
- how to change the institution issuing the PhD diploma (the one where you are registered).