The doctorate is a further qualification in the academic career through a written contribution to progress in science (dissertation) and an oral examination (disputation). The written work is supervised by a professor ("Doktorvater" or "Doktormutter"). At some faculties, this individual supervision is supplemented by a graduate school. In principle, graduates with an above-average degree from a Master's, Magister or Diplom degree programme or an equivalent state examination are eligible for a doctorate. Successful completion of the medical examination is sufficient to obtain the degree of Dr. med.

PhD Studies are able in most departments.



Career prospects:

  • differ from subject to subject
  • science and research
About the degree programme
Degree programme: Doctorate
Official Designation: Promotion
Degree: Doktor / Doktorin (Dr.)
Language of instruction: German
Start of studies: winter semester, summer semester
Standard study duration: 8 semester
Please note: Enrolment is only possible for a maximum of eight semesters, irrespective of how long the doctorate lasts. The enrolment deadline will be published on our website: https://www.uni-aug…

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