Career paths

Career opportunities for graduates of the DSP Doctoral School

Public higher education

Holders of a doctorate degree in law or political science can seek to become teacher-researchers (via competitive recruitment). They can thereby acquire the academic rank of senior lecturer (maître de conference) or university professor.
Teacher-researchers (senior lecturers and university professors) pursue public service missions within the domain of higher education. They contribute to the creation, development and transmission of knowledge, while supervising and guiding students. They also contribute to the further development and promotion of fundamental and applied research, as well as the dissemination of culture and international cooperation.
The French agrégation competitive examination provides access to university professorships within the legal, political, economic and management fields.

 
Private higher education

Holders of a doctorate in law or political science can also be recruited as teachers or teacher-researchers by private higher education institutions (Catholic universities, business schools, etc.).

Legal professions

Holders of a doctorate in law can apply directly to French law schools, as well as to the French National School for the Judiciary (ENM).
European and international institutions
A doctorate in law or political science is often required to pursue a high-level career at a European Union or European Council institution or at an international organization such as the UN, the IMF, the WHO, the WTO, etc.

 

The Université Bretagne Loire Monitoring Centre

The Université Bretagne Loire Monitoring Centre carries out yearly surveys to monitor the career paths of PhD holders 1 and 3 years following their thesis defence.