Pre-doctoral school

Heritage development and valorisation, cultural economy and public action

An all-inclusive pre-doctoral summer school combining theoretical and methodological training with case studies
Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 University France     2 - 27 July 2018


 Montpellier, a vibrant city of culture with a rich historical heritag
   A welcoming and inspiring environment for future doctoral students interested in economics, cultural policies, heritage and tourism development
 A high-quality doctoral programme combining theory and practice
  An intensive course, in a friendly and stimulating academic context, preparing students for admission into a doctoral programme in France or Europe Courses given by university professors and staff combined with the opportunity to    meet professionals
Individual guidance for definition of research project



  • Programme details:
    Lectures and seminars: 40 hours
    Supervised research project: 12 hours
    Site visits: 3 visits/meetings organised per week (excluding week 1).
    French as a foreign language: 24 hours (6 hours per week).
  • Location:
    The classes will be given on the main university campus, accessible by public transport and close to halls of residence .
    Classes will be given in the International
    Office building, allowing participants to be in contact with international students from other programmes.
  • Academic resources:
    Student will have full access to libraries and online materials. An introductory session to research materials will be offered.
  • Accommodation & catering:
    Course participants will be given university accommodation (a 15 square metre bedroom with private bathroom); catering will be provided by the university restaurant.
    The accommodation block and restaurant are situated 10 minutes’ walk from the main campus and less than 5 minutes from a tram stop to the town centre (10 minutes’ journey).
    → Pick-up from Montpellier Airport will be organized for students who will arrive on July 1st 2018
  • Recreational activity:
    Recreational activities will be organised, including: weekend trip to Barcelona (3 hours train ride), beach trip, guided tour of Montpellier city centre, dinner in French restaurant. The Barcelona trip will be an integral part of the program, in connection with the themes discussed during the lectures and seminars
  • ECTS
    The summer schools will deliver ECTS and a certificate.
  • Fees:
    €3,250 per student, which includes:
        40 hours of lectures and seminars
        12 hours of research supervision
        24 hours of French classes
        Guided visits and professional meetings
        Accommodation and catering during the 4 week course
        Cultural excursions including a weekend trip to Barcelona.
  • Academic coordination:
    Professor Anita Gonzalez-Raymond, Director of Doctoral School “Languages, Literature, Cultures, Civilisations”.

-> Contact
Mr Christophe REMOND Head of International Office