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Course Duration/ ECTS 6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degreeDoktorin/Doktor der Philosophie (Dr. phil.)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· 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.
· Applicants must pass the qualitative selection process to determine their eligibility.
Details on the selection process are explained in the curriculum. 
· Curriculum
Language of instruction German Proof of language proficiency
Dates and Deadlines
· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
Faculty and
Information about the doctoral programme
Faculty of Cultural Sciences
Information and application process

Are you already a student at the PLUS and want to take up this study program as well – or switch? Please contact the Office of Admissions via the link below.

If you still need help or advice after enrolling (registering for a study program), you will find important links here.

Contact office of admissions

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What will I learn?
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. 

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
Our doctoral students benefit from the interdisciplinary networking provided by the Doctorate School PLUS, and the individual support by renowned professors. 

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Which career opportunities do I have?
Academic professions at universities or other research institutions. 


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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Elspaß
Head of the Curriculum Commission Doctoral Studies at KW Faculty

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