Curriculum of the Structured Doctoral Program Political Science

On these pages you will find information about the current curriculum of the structured doctoral program "Political Science" as well as past curricula of our doctoral students. Furthermore, we have compiled information on module bookings for you.

Curriculum structure of the doctorate

Please note: Some coursework may qualify for several skill categories (e.g.: ECTS points from a methods summer school may be accredited for the skill research methods or academic summer school). In such cases you are free to select the skill category in agreement with your supervisor.

Structured Doctoral Program „Political Science“

Structural Doctoral Program „Political Science"" ECTS
"disciplinary skills"

(22 ECTS)
PhD -colloquium + Research Design and Implementation (compulsory) (1./2. semester) 4
Advanced methods (compulsory) 12
Conference In each category, a maximum of 6 ECTS can be accredited. 6
Course of own field of research and dissertation relevant field (also e-learning)
Research experience
Research visit / stay abroad
"transferable skills"

(8 ECTS)
Workshops, summerschools, etc. In each category, a maximum of 6 ECTS can be accredited. 8
Mentoring / Brown bag lunches
Language courses
University didactics
Scientific communication
Management and Finance
Writing dissertation -
Final defense -
  30 credit points