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Doctorate programs


The Institute for Communicational Studies offers doctorate programs for especially qualified postgraduate scholars.

If you are striving to receive your doctorate at the Institute for Communication Studies, you have the possibility to apply to one of the two following doctorate:

Doctorate (Dr. phil) Communicational Studies: This doctorate is composed of Communication Studies as major, and a minor. Requirements for the major will be the fulfillment of certain criteria. Requirements for the minor vary, depending on the program.


Structured doctorates in the Graduate School of Communication Science (GSCS): Participants in the Graduate School do not have to pick a minor to go along with their major in Communication Studies. In the doctorate programs of the Graduate School, a total of 180 ECTS points can be received. The dissertation (thesis) is graded out of 120 ECTS points. The remaining 60 ECTS points will be achieved in lectures, research colloquia and further activities.