Compulsory Modules (60 ECTS-Credits)
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Compulsory Module 4: Specialization in the Subject of the Doctoral Thesis II (6 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: Positive completion of compulsory module 2.
Learning Outcome: Students acquire profound knowledge in the dissertation area by independently planning and evaluating scientific projects which prepare them for teaching at theological universities and colleges, seminaries, theological study facilities, for the management of church institutions, and for knowledge transfer to the public; students enhance their competence to analyze and critically evaluate the presentation of their own scientific achievements and those of others with the objective to develop independence and innovation skills.
Students independently carry out presentation projects to be chosen in coordination with the team of supervisors.
Compulsory Module 7: Doctoral Thesis Defense (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: Positive completion of compulsory modules 1-6 and the dissertation.
Learning Outcome: Qualification to present, reflect on, and analyze the results of the dissertation in the overall context of the doctoral programme; to summarize and explain the results of the research project, to present the gain of knowledge for the discipline; to demonstrate evaluation and methodical competences, as well as to present on an outstanding scientific level.
Final oral dissertation defense before an examination board.

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  • The course descriptions found in the English version of the course catalogue are for informational purposes only. Authoritative information can be found in the "Vorlesungsverzeichnis" (German version of the course catalogue).