In the first year of the Graduate School, students select one major research area and take courses totalling 18 ECTS in this area. In their selected minor research area, courses totalling 6 ECTS are taken. Furthermore, one doctoral seminar (7 ECTS) must be passed. In the second and third years, students take a further three doctoral seminars (each to the value of 7 ECTS). In at least two of the seminars, they are expected to produce a research paper. From the first year onwards, students are expected to regularly participate in research seminars at which they and faculty members present their research. The research seminars are offered jointly by several faculty members.


Study Plan
YearRecuirementsECTS
1

·        Courses from the major research area                                                                          

·        Course(s) from the minor research area

·        One doctoral seminar

·        Work on the doctoral thesis

Progress report at the end of the first year

18

6

7

 

 

2

·        Two doctoral seminars

·        Work on the doctoral thesis

Two progress reports at six-month intervals

14

 

 

3

·        One doctoral seminar

·        Two progress reports at six-month intervals

·        Completion of the doctoral thesis

Disputation about the doctoral thesis

7

 

 

 

60