Compulsory Modules (30 ECTS-Credits)
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Module 4: Presentation of Own Research Results (15 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: After completion of this module, students are able to present research results in national or international forums, to analyze and critically assess their own research performance and that of others, and to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of their own research. Students acquire didactic skills which enable them to clearly present their research results to laypeople and experts alike and to explain complicated correlations in a clearly understandable manner.
Presentation of the student's own research results in progress reports and/or at national and international conferences and/or in projects and/or in competitions.
  COURSES Module 5: Generic Skills (5 ECTS-Credits)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: After the successful completion of this module, students command advanced theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as skills and competences in selected disciplines which put them in a position to pursue independent scientific work and help them succeed in their future careers.
Courses, as defined in the dissertation agreement, equal to 5 ECTS-Credits have to be completed. One course has to be chosen from the field of "Equality and Gender". Additionally, courses are offered which provide didactic skills and competences for subsequent knowledge transfer of the field. Suitable options are marked in the course catalog. For further information about courses click COURSES.
Module 6: 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 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 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).