NATURAL SCIENCES AT THE FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES DOCTORAL PROGRAMME

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Course Duration / ECTS6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degree Doktor/in der Naturwissenschaften (Dr.rer.nat.)
Faculty Faculty of Natural Sciences
Department Department of Natural Sciences
ModeFull time
Study ID
796 600
Admission Requirements In order to be admitted to the doctoral programme in
Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Natural Sciences,
applicants must hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s
degree in the same or comparable subject from a
university, a ‘Fachhochschule’ (advanced technical college)
or a comparable degree in an equivalent or related field
from an accredited Austrian or foreign institute of
higher education.

What will I learn?

Graduates of the doctoral programme in Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Natural Sciences have a profound knowledge of the current state of international research in the field of their dissertation and a good understanding of related fields of research. They are able to work independently with relevant scientific questions and to publish the results in the various media of international science. They are qualified to develop new ideas and methods for research, the industry and further domains of applications, as well as to promote and guide the new generation of scientists. They serve as models of scientific and professional integrity. Of significant importance is the instruction in original research and in the building of hypotheses in the face of complex questions, and in developing the ability to think independently in the face of established doctrines. 


Which career opportunities do I have?

A doctorate in Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Natural Sciences qualifies graduates for leading professional positions at universities, advanced technical colleges, public institutions and business enterprises. In particular, graduates will be able to provide intelligent answers and possible solutions to the complex social and scientific questions of our time. 


Why Salzburg?

Its location alone makes the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg one of the most beautiful universities in the world. With its four classical faculties it offers the intellectual surroundings for a profound and interdisciplinary debate of current research questions. This provides graduates of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg with an eminent advantage in comparison with other places of research, which are certainly demanding, but one-dimensional. Furthermore, doctoral students in Salzburg benefit from an exceptionally considerate individual support.


How is the course structured?

The doctoral programme in Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Natural Sciences comprises three modules of 30 ECTS credits in total. Students will earn 150 ECTS credits for their dissertation. This also includes the disposition of the dissertation (12 ECTS credits), its oral presentation and the defending of the doctoral thesis (8 ECTS). 


Contact

 
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hannelore Breitenbach-Koller

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hannelore Breitenbach-Koller
Head of the curriculum committee Doctoral Programmes at the Faculty of Natural Sciences

Hellbrunnerstr. 34/I, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-5766
Fax: +43 662 8044-0001
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