Elective Modules (60 ECTS-Credits)
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Module 2: Scientific Basics/Core Skills of the Thesis Topic (7.5 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 7.5 ECTS-Credits have to be completed to develop the scientific basis/core skills for the dissertation topic.
Module 5: Analysis and Presentation of Own Results II (15 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: Positive completion of Module 4.
Learning Outcome: Students have produced their own research results, have successfully presented them in the form of a lecture or poster at an international forum (scientific conference, workshop, or summer school) and have defended them in scientific discourse. The selection of the forum has to be coordinated with the dissertation committee.
Module 6: 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 presenting the results.
Final oral dissertation defense before an examination board.

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