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PhD programme Doctoral Program in Medical Sciences (E) - PhD

Content and focus of the degree programme:

As part of the doctorate degree program the students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following areas: • Fundamentals of Scientific Research and General Skills • Dissertation Topic • Elective Courses • Doctoral dissertation

Higher education institution:
Universität Linz
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Doctoral Program in Medical Sciences (E) - PhD
PhD programme
Academic degree:
PhD in
6 Semester / 180 ECTS

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2018/19, Stk. 33 (Nr. 472)

Definition of the field of studies

The doctorate degree program in Medical Sciences focuses primarily on fundamentals and applying scientific research. During your studies you will acquire expert skills in holding presentations, writing projects and papers, and you have to write a dissertation.


Graduates of the doctoral degree program will be awarded the academic degree of “Doctor of Philosophy”, abbreviated “PhD“, provided that the candidate has successfully completed the required course work, the doctoral dissertation and the doctoral viva have received a pass grade, and the following additional requirements have been fulfilled: • one first author publication by the student during the course of the dissertation topic, published in an international peer-reviewed high-quality journal (ISI ranking); • a dissertation completed as part of a translational research project.

Entrance examinations

The PhD requires: • Successful completion of all courses according to the curriculum • Successful completion of your dissertation in a translational research project • Passing the oral defense • Publishing as the first author in an international, highly ranked peer-reviewed journal

Supplementary examinations