The IRTG study programme focuses on original research by PhD students and intensive supervision of their doctoral dissertations. The study programme integrates dissertations in individual disciplines in an interdisciplinary research programme and combines close supervision with high mobility.
The research-oriented study program is designed for a period of three years and consists of four elements:
- research as part of the doctoral project;
- courses in theory and method tailored to the dissertation;
- interdisciplinary seminars;
- courses in soft skills (academic writing, professional training seminars, etc.).
Participants in the study programme will be offered the opportunity of taking part at both our locations in additional training courses designed to prepare them for professions outside the university as well as for academic careers.
Part of the programme is also a broad range of mandatory and optional Course Offerings co-designed by the participants.
Study Programme of the International Research Training Group (WS = winter semester = from October to March; SS = summer semester = from April to September)