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Course Duration / ECTS6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degree Doktorin/Doktor der Philosophie (Dr. phil.)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
ModeFull time
Study ID
796 500
Admission Requirements In order to be admitted to the doctoral programme at the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences, applicants must hold a Master’s degree in the same field from an accredited inland or international institution of higher education.

What will I learn?

Our doctoral students acquire exceptional knowledge in one of the academic subjects represented at the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences at the University of Salzburg, either as a single subject of study or as a component of interdisciplinary research. Doctoral students learn how to apply research methods of their academic field adequately and how to work with relevant research questions autonomously, thereby making a significant contribution to learning in their respective field. Furthermore, doctoral students acquire the capacity for innovation, the ability to critically analyse and evaluate scientific discourses, as well as scientific integrity in developing new ideas or methods in the context of research or teaching. 

Which career opportunities do I have?

Academic professions at universities or other research institutions. 

Why Salzburg?

Our doctoral students benefit from the interdisciplinary networking provided by the Doctorate School PLUS, and the individual support by renowned professors. 

How is the course structured?

Doctoral Programme at the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Module 1: Seminars for doctoral students8-12 ECTS
Modul 2: Coursesmin. 8 ECTS
Module 3: Extra academic performancesmax. 14 ECTS
Dissertation130 ECTS
Disposition12 ECTS
Defending the dissertation8 ECTS
Total180 ECTS


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Winter

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Winter
Head of the curriculum committee

Erzabt Klotzstraße 1/III, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-4467
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