Compulsory Modules (60 ECTS-Credits)
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Module 2: Tutelage of Scientific Working (17.5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: After the successful completion of this module, students can analyze and critically interpret the data they have collected according to the current state of knowledge in the dissertation field; as a result, they are able to formulate their own research strategies. Students are in a position to document and analyze scientific data according to pertinent quality standards.
a. Discussion and critical analysis of the student's experimental data; conceptual support of the dissertation in the course of the six-semester doctoral programme (6 x 2.5 ECTS-Credits) b. Conceptual design of the dissertation paper
Module 5: Presentation of Own Research Results (11 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: Upon completion of this module, students are able to independently prepare, design, and give scientific presentations or poster presentations; they are able to critically discuss and reflect on questions with experts.
Presentation of the student's research results in the form of annual progress reports (3 x 2 ECTS credits), poster presentations and/or presentations at national and international conferences (2 x 2.5 credits)
Module 7: Doctoral Thesis Defense (Rigorosum) (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: positive completion of all other modules and positive evaluation of the dissertation
Learning Outcome: Presentation, 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, and on demonstrating evaluation and method competences as well as presenting the results.
Final oral dissertation defense before an examination board

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