According to the Government Decree on University Degrees (794/2004, amended 1039/2013, §21) the objectives of scientific postgraduate education are that the student
A Doctor’s Degree consists of a doctoral dissertation, and a minimum of 60 ECTS of studies defined in the student's personal study plan.
For the degrees of Doctor of Social Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) and Doctor of Philosophy, the following studies are required:
2. 60 ECTS of postgraduate studies, which contribute either to the research work or to professional
capabilities. These include the following:
Joint postgraduate studies 20-30 ECTS:
These studies develop general theoretical and methodological skills, prepare for work in a multidisciplinary research community, develop general abilities in scientific expertise and ethics as well as general skills for working life.
Knowledge of student’s own discipline and research area 30-40 ECTS
These studies develop the knowledge of the student’s own discipline, firstly, more broadly than the thesis and secondly, by deepening the student’s knowledge of the special issues of the discipline.
3. Doctoral Dissertation, which will be assessed by the Management Board after a public examination of the dissertation.
The normative extent of the dissertation is 180 ECTS.