Curriculum & Fields of Doctoral Studies


The Curriculum provides information on the qualification profile, the requirements for admission, the structure of the doctorate and the number of ECTS credits which PhD candidates have to earn during their doctoral studies. The curriculum for the doctoral program in Humanities, Philosophy and Education includes the following key elements:

  • The degree program duration is 3 years
  • Courses, seminars and external academic credits comprising at least 24 ECTS
  • Public presentation of the intended doctoral project within the first year of doctoral studies
  • Signing a doctoral thesis agreement subsequent to the public presentation
  • Periodical, at least annual progress reports
  • Writing a doctoral thesis, which demonstrates the candidate's ability to master academic topics independently
  • Public defence

Information on specific administrative procedures for the doctoral program (for instance how to register for the public presentation, which courses to do when etc.) can be found on the websites of the StudyServiceCenter of the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies.

Fields of Doctoral Studies

The Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies offers nine fields of doctoral studies: 

  • Egyptology, Dr. phil. (792 391)
  • Ancient History, Dr. phil. (792 310)
  • Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Dr. phil. (792 383)
  • European Ethnology, Dr. phil. (792 308)
  • History, Dr. phil. (792 312)
  • Jewish Studies, Dr. phil. (792 379)
  • Classical Archaeology, Dr. phil. (792 314)
  • Art History, Dr. phil. (792 315)
  • Prehistoric and Medieval Archaeology, Dr. phil. (792 309)