The Doctoral Programme of Social and Economic Sciences has an academic focus, with the aim of developing students’ ability to undertake autonomous research and contribute to the development of their subject area, and training academics and researchers with a capacity for critical reflection, objective debate and holistic thinking. The doctoral programme is designed to provide an excellent, internationally competitive education which will attract students from all over Austria and from the international academic community.
- Enhanced methodological and methodical expertise in the field of social and economic sciences
- Immersion in current theoretical issues and empirical research in the field of social and economic sciences
- Development of the ability to use appropriate scientific methods to address selected issues in the social and economic sciences
- Authorship of scholarly publications at an internationally recognised level
The doctoral programmes at the University of Graz are run as a network of persons with habilitation qualification from the same, similar or completely different subject areas, providing a high-quality, attractive additional qualifications for a limited number of doctoral students, with the aim of furthering scholarly debate and understanding. Participation is voluntary and by application.
Preparation for a wide range of career paths
Graduates of this programme are sought-after recruits in industry, and as young academics and researchers in universities and non-university institutions, giving them opportunities to contribute to the development of the international knowledge society in academic and professional roles; some are destined for prestigious careers in the social and economic sciences, and to use the extensive knowledge they have acquired to examine the structures of everyday life in detail and to work for the benefit of society.
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.
Admissions/applications are handled by the Academic Affairs office. After admission to the doctoral programme, the topic for your doctoral thesis must be submitted in writing to the dean’s office within two semesters at the latest.
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Full details of admissions procedures and current deadlines are available on our main page.
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