PhD study

It is possible to obtain a PhD degree in each of the disciplines available at the WWU Münster, be it as an individual PhD or within a structured PhD programme. The doctoral degree will be awarded by the WWU's respective faculty. Each faculty sets its own specific requirements and admission prerequisites, which may be found in the faculty's doctoral study regulations (Promotionsordnung).

The WWU awards following doctoral degrees:

Dr. phil.

Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Protestant Theology
Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology
Psychology and Sport Science and Geography

Dr. rer. nat.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Psychology and Sport Science

Dr. iur. Faculty of Law
Dr. med.
Dr. med. dent.
Dr. rer. medic.
Medical Faculty
Dr. rer. pol. School of Business and Economics
Dr. paed. Education Science
Dr. theol. Faculty of Protestant Theology
Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology