Doctoral degrees:

Doctoral degrees mainly serve as the further development of the ability to carry out independent scientific research and last six semesters. Admission to doctoral studies always requires the completion of a subject related master's, diploma, or teaching degree.
If a subject related degree has not been completed as a basis or if the degree was completed at another university or university of applied sciences, a preliminary admission procedure based on the documents submitted will clarify whether the application for admission to the doctoral degree programme can be accepted. As well as the form "Application for admission to doctoral degrees" the following documents must be produced in their original form:

- Degree certificate for the completed degree
- Transcript of records for all exams completed
- Curriculum (course plan/ study regulations) of the completed degree
- Abstract from your master's or diploma thesis

The academic degree of Doctor is awarded for doctoral studies. A dissertation (scientific work) must be written within the framework of the course. The dissertation must be defended with a dissertation defence examination.
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The current course programme of the University of Salzburg can be found here.