As well as preparing students for an academic career, the Doctoral Programme of Natural Sciences is also designed to give them the skills they need to write their own academic paper and, by obtaining new findings independently, to advance to the forefront of cutting-edge research in one of the specialist areas of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Graz. The doctoral programme thus serves to mould junior researchers in the natural sciences.
Doctoral students acquire the skills required for academic work in a research field of the natural sciences through comprehensive and intensive study. They are trained to address current issues in the natural sciences through research projects, and to help advance knowledge in their branch of the subject at an international level through their own autonomous research. They also gain the skills they need for critical analysis and the evaluation and synthesis of complex ideas in their chosen area of expertise. Graduates are qualified for roles as early career academics and researchers in universities and non-university institutions, enabling them to help grow the knowledge community in academic and professional roles.
Doctoral schools are responsible for providing structured supervision and education to students in the individual fields. Students who register for the doctoral programme are automatically registered for the doctoral school at the same time.
A prerequisite for admission to the doctoral programme at the University of Graz is a degree or diploma in a relevant subject area from a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary institution.
Students are required to register with the examinations office at the Faculty of Natural Sciences using the registration form, before they can be admitted to the doctoral programme.
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Full details of admissions procedures and current deadlines are available on our main page.
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