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Doctoral programme of Philosophy

Course outline, qualifications and competences

The doctoral programme of Philosophy provides top-quality education for future researchers, based on international standards. In their doctoral thesis, students learn to independently explore new research questions. They acquire new knowledge and widen their methodological competences in a compulsory subject, in which they also write their doctoral thesis, as well as in an elective course. The doctoral programme promotes students’ development of specific research methods in the relevant philosophical discipline. By regularly presenting their research results and through exchange with the scientific community (in lectures, conferences and in academic journals), doctoral students acquire skills in written and oral knowledge transfer as well as in cooperative networking. In addition to subject-specific knowledge, students further develop interdisciplinary key qualifications when writing their doctoral thesis (project and time management, problem-solving skills and flexibility).

Expected results

Graduates of the doctoral programme of Philosophy will become highly qualified junior researchers with a broad scope of specialist and methodological skills, which they can apply to specific questions.  Due to their ability to reflect on interrelations between society, culture and the economy as well as their ability to conduct innovative and independent research, they will be able to substantially contribute to our (inter)national knowledge economy.


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University degree
Doctor of Philosophy „Dr. phil.“
6 semesters
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
B 796 500 xxx
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
type of study programme
Qualification level
Doctorate (3rd study cycle)
Appropriate diploma or master’s programme or equivalent


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