Students with a Master's degree

A student with an excellent Master's degree (likewise a German diploma) will be offered a four semester course program. This consists of core courses on research methodology as well as research specific courses depending on the focus of the doctoral program. Students are encouraged to attend inhouse and off-site Summer Schools to deepen their research skills. At latest at the end of the sixth semester, students write their thesis proposals and start working on their dissertation research under the supervision of a faculty member.