In the four year PhD degree programme, students conduct their own research while the Graduate School provides a balanced mix of expert supervision, tailor made postgraduate training and the freedom to pursue your own ideas within a relevant research theme. The results are written down in a PhD thesis (or dissertation). After a successful defence, you will be awarded with an internationally highly esteemed PhD degree.
The PhD degree programme has a duration of 4 years, which is 240 European Credits (EC, whereby one EC is equivalent to 28 hours of research or tuition). Of the 4 years, 3 and a half years (210 EC) are earmarked for research under supervision and a half year (a minimum of 25 EC and a maximum of 30 EC) is intended for tuition.
The programme can be followed part-time, but may not exceed a duration of 5 years in total.
As a PhD candidate you will become a member of the research community of the respective department.
Teaching and Examination Regulations (TER)
Teaching and Examination Regulations for the PhD degree programme in Philosophy [version 2016-2017]
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