Compulsory Modules (30 ECTS-Credits)
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Module 1: Reflection on Research (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: The ability to plan a research project, including written and oral presentation.
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 4: Participation in Scientific Discourse (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: After successful completion of this module, students possess the abilities to actively participate in scientific discourse.
Presentation of the student's own research results in guest lectures and/or at conferences and/or through progress reports and/or at workshops and/or in competitions, and/or through articles in journals.
Module 5: Doctoral Seminar (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: The ability to see one's own dissertation in relation to others, to present previous research and future goals to fellow doctoral candidates in an understandable fashion, to reflect on this work in discussions, and to incorporate the latest findings of the discipline into one's own work.
Präsentation und Diskussion des aktuellen Stands der Dissertation. Kritsche Auseinandersetzung mit der eigenen Arbeit und den Arbeiten anderer DissertantInnen
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: Students can present their findings competently. The focus is on summary and presentation of the results of the research, the knowledge added to the relevant discipline, the significance of the findings for society, skills in evaluation and methodology, and presentation abilities.
Studienabschließende öffentliche Verteidigung der Dissertation in Form einer mündlichen kommissionellen Prüfung vor einem Prüfungssenat, bestehend aus drei Prüferinnen oder Prüfern.

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