UEMF Center for Doctoral Studies

The doctoral cycle is training in and through research, culminated in obtaining a doctoral degree, after the defense (defense) of the research work carried out by the candidate before a jury. The doctoral diploma rewards a doctoral training course comprising training and research work enabling the doctoral student to acquire knowledge, skills and competencies to undertake and complete high-level scientific research.

The Center for Doctoral Studies (CEDoc) of the UEMF is above all a scientific entity which animates the scientific life of the doctoral cycle through conferences, workshops, debates, courses and specific training workshops such as the health course -security, training on bibliometric research, scientific writing, training in oral communication of research results and training on digital technologies and the history of science. The CEDoc also lays down the rules for the various examinations and the charter for writing the thesis and its defense (defense) before a jury.

It has two units: the “Engineering” Unit and the “Human and Social Sciences” Unit. Each of them develops and ensures the organization of doctoral training accredited by the authority responsible for higher education following a favorable opinion from the National Commission for the Coordination of Higher Education. It has a director and a CEDoc Council.

UEMF doctoral students are selected through a call for applications for thesis subjects proposed as part of funded research projects. In this context, doctoral students benefit from a subsistence grant of 5,000 to 8,000 DH/month for three years.

For registration in the thesis to be final, the candidate must pass three exams:

1- Probative oral presentation, after three months of admission to the CEDoc

2- Pre-doctoral examination, after six months of admission to the CEDoc

3- Examination on a seminar, after one year of admission to the CEDoc  

The student will not be able to continue his research work in the event of failure in one of these exams.