Introduction to TESC

The TESC (Temps, Espaces, Sociétés, Cultures) Doctoral School 327 is part of the Doctoral College of the Université de Toulouse (PRES) comprises research centres, most of them UMRs of CNRS, that work in the humanities and social sciences. The role of the Doctoral School is to train doctoral students in and through research and to help them promote their work with a view to finding employment.

The overall unity of the TESC Doctoral School is based on the transdisciplinary exchanges developed between its different teams, working closely with the City campus of the Université de Toulouse 2 and the “Heritage” and “Territories” orientations of the Toulouse Centre for the Humanities and Social Sciences


Doctorates offered at the TESC Doctoral School


  • Social and Historical Anthropology
  • Architecture*
  • Economics**
  • Social Economics
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Rural Studies:
    • in sociology
    • in Environmental Geography
    • in Economic Sciences
    • in Management Studies
    • in Development Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Geography and Development
  • History
  • the History of Art
  • Prehistory
  • Ancient history
  • Sociology

*: Doctorate validated from start of academic year 2011-29012
**: Doctorate awarded by the UT1