Compulsory Modules (30 ECTS-Credits)
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  COURSES Compulsory Module 1: Generic Skills (2.5 ECTS-Credits)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: After the successful completion of this module, students have advanced theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and competencies in selected disciplines, as well as methods and general skills which put them in a position to pursue independent scientific work and help them succeed in their future careers.
Courses are offered which develop didactic skills and competences for subsequent knowledge transfer of the subject. Courses on the following subjects are especially recommended: project management, presentation techniques, gender competence, quality assurance and control, ethical principles, societal and cultural principles, and time Management. For further information about courses click COURSES.
Compulsory Module 4: Presentation of own Research Results (12.5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: After the completion of this module students have the high level of methodical competence that allows them to present to, critically reflect on and discuss their subject¿specific knowledge with scientific experts and/or an interested lay audience. Students are able to present difficult content within a limited timeframe and in a clearly understandable manner.
Presentation of the student's research results in the form of a: - presentation at a national or international conference or - workshop at a national or international conference or - presentation of two posters at national or international conferences
Compulsory Module 6: Doctoral Thesis Defense (7.5 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 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

  • There may still be changes in the courses offered as well as room allocation and course dates.
  • 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).