Compulsory Modules (25 ECTS-Credits)
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Compulsory Module 4: Presentation of Own Research Results (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of compulsory module
Learning Outcome: Students acquire subject-specific and other competences which enable them to independently prepare, design and carry out scientific lectures and poster presentations as well as to critically discuss and reflect on them with experts.
Presentation of research findings of the dissertation in a talk or a poster presentation at an international congress (international board Scientific Advisory Board);
  COURSES Compulsory Module 5: Generic Skills (5 ECTS-Credits)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of compulsory module 1
Learning Outcome: After the successful completion of this module, students possess advanced knowledge and skills beyond their subject-specific competences which empower them to pursue independent scientific activities 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 may be chosen from the field of "Equality and Gender". Additionally, courses are offered which develop didactic skills and competences for subsequent knowledge transfer of the field. Suitable courses are marked in the course catalogue. For further information about courses click COURSES.
Compulsory Module 6: Doctoral Thesis Defense (5 ECTS-Credits) (no courses)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of all compulsory and elective 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 methodical 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).