Doctorate in Religious Studies

Degree:Dr. phil.
Duration:6 semester
Total extent: 180 ECTS points comprising
150 ECTS points: thesis and doctoral viva
30 ECTS points: two colloquia, two courses and additional merits such as publications, presentation at a conference
Language:German, English
Start:anytime
Required qualifications:completion of a Master’s degree, diploma programme or secondary school teacher accreditation programme or an equivalent programme at a recognised domestic or international tertiary educational institution
Goal:academically innovative contribution


 

Current Dissertations

Overview Doctoral Students
 
  • Anna Alabd: Autonomy and self-determination of women from Christianity and Islam as a challenge for interreligious/intercultural ethics
  • Alina Knoflach: The potential of prospective and interreligious-spiritual practices to positively influence subjective integration experiences from the perspective of refugees
  • Peter Ekumi Nekongo: Boko-Haram Challenges to Religious Identity and Interreligious Relations in the Sub-Saharan Regions of Africa
  • Richard Schmidjell: Locations of new religious communities and their effencts on regional planning and integration – presented on the example of the federal state of Salzburg
  • Graham Wiseman: The visual design of religion – information, guidance and persuasion. Investigating the influence of professional visual design on the identity of religious institutions
  • Albert Younas: The Christian minority of Pakistan. Social and Culture Shaping their Religious Situation
 

 

Completed Dissertations

2020

  • Lina Aschenbrenner:
    The Gaga-Effect – A Body-Focused Ethnography on the Aesthetics and Body Knowledge of a Neo-Spiritual Israeli Movement Practice
    (PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr.  Anne Koch; PhD Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Susanne Plietzsch)
  • Sarah Franziska Tran-Huu:
    D Die Faszination alternativer Spiritualität
    Eine religionspsychologische Studie zur Identitätsfindung, Bedürfnisbefriedung und Körperlichkeit im Konversionsprozess zur neureligiösen Gruppe Terra Sagrada
    (PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr.  Anne Koch; PhD Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr.  Sebastian Murken)

2019

  • Andrea Müller:
    Beyond the Senses through the Senses.
    Aesthetic examination of a South Indian ashram
    (PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr.  Frank Heidemann; PhD Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr.  Anne Koch)

2017

  • Bettina Brandstetter:
    Homogenization and pluralization.
    The place of kindergarden education in the context of heterogeneous cultures and religions
    (PhD-Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. DDr. Franz Gmainer-Pranzl; PhD Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr.  Anne Koch)