Doctoral School n° 50 Languages, Literatures and Social Sciences (LLSH), founded in 1993, is one of the 14 doctoral schools within the Grenoble Alpes University COMUE Doctoral College.

Within this College, the Doctoral School represents various research fields: Literature (French, Francophone and Foreign Literature; Comparative Literature; Classics; Rhetoric), Languages (Languages, Foreign Literature and Civilization Studies, French Language, French as a foreign language (FLE)), Language (Linguistics, Phonetics, spoken Communication, Dialectology), Didactics (French, Language and Literature Didactics) and Communication.

It brings together six research groups which are part of the Grenoble Alpes University: two joint research Units (UMRs) (Litt&Arts, Gipsa Lab – Speech and Cognition Department) and four research centers (ILCEA4, Gerci, Lidilem, Gresec). It also includes the LLSETI of University of Savoie (literature, languages and information and communication sciences). The LLSH Doctoral School is composed of 100 full professors and senior lecturers supervising up to 300 PhD students.

The LLSH Doctoral School has received a very good assessment from the HCERES (French administrative authority in charge of assessing the quality of higher education and research offered by universities) thanks to the quality of its research supervision, its international attractiveness (almost 45% of foreign PhD students) and the high level of graduate employment among its former PhD students.

For more information about the LLSH Doctoral School’s main research centers, lecturers, fields of study, courses, applications and enrolment at PhD level (“Niveau D” of the LMD European System), please visit the LLSH Doctoral School Website.