Compulsory Modules (60 ECTS-Credits)
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Module 3: Scientific Basics/Core Skills of the Thesis Topic (15 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: After the successful completion of this module, students possess the high level of interdisciplinary knowledge necessary for working on the dissertation.
Courses, as defined in the dissertation agreement, equal to 15 ECTS-Credits have to be completed to develop the scientific basis for the dissertation topic.
Module 4: Participation at the Scientific Discourse (10 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: In coordination with the dissertation board, students present and acquire research results in national and international forums; they analyze and critically assess their own research results and those of others.
Active participation in national and international scientific discourse at conferences, through projects, or at summer/winter schools.
Module 7: Doctoral Thesis Defense (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: Positive completion of all other modules and positive evaluation of the dissertation.
Learning Outcome: Presentation of, reflection on, and analysis of the dissertation results in the overall context of the doctoral study programme; the focus is on summarizing and explaining results of the research project, on presenting the increase in knowledge for the discipline, on demonstrating evaluation and method competences, as well as on presentation skills.
Final oral dissertation defense taken before an examination board.

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