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Course Duration/ ECTS6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degreeDoktorin / Doktor der Rechtswissenschaften (Dr.iur.)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· § 64 Abs. 4 UG 2002 idgF
· 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.
and departmental student representatives
Faculty of Law, Business and Economics

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.

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What will I learn?
The doctoral programme in Law builds on the theoretical knowledge that students have acquired in their diploma course in Law. Doctoral students deepen their knowledge of specific subjects and bring their research methods to perfection. They learn how to conduct academic research autonomously, and how to contribute to the learning of their special field. The dissertation serves as an evidence of doctoral students’ original academic achievement.

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
Besides an excellent education, the Faculty of Law at the University of Salzburg offers its doctoral students a doctoral programme in the unique atmosphere of historic buildings by using modern means. Above all, we offer an excellent student-to-staff ratio and individual support throughout your studies.

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Which career opportunities do I have?
Academic research and teaching at universities


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Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Silvia Traunwieser, MBL
Head of the curriculum committee Law and Law and Economics

Churfürststr. 1, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-3558

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