Compulsory Modules (36 ECTS-Credits)
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Module 4: Reflection on Research (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Competence in planning research projects including a written presentation; reflected knowledge and a prospectus of the dissertation.
In the first year of the doctoral programme, a comprehensive description of the planned dissertation has to be compiled. This includes the central question, methods, objectives, literature, and time schedule of the project.
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, reflection and analysis of the dissertation results in the overall context of the doctoral programme; the focus is on summarizing and explaining results of the research project, on presenting the increase in knowledge for the discipline and their relevance for society, on demonstrating evaluation and method competence, as well as on presenting the results.
Final oral dissertation defense before an examination board.

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