PhD/Doctoral programme PhD Programme in Education

Content and focus of the degree programme:

This study programme is only available in German.

Graduates of this course will possess the following qualifications: a) the ability to reflect on central subject-didactic, applied and basic educational theory contents, theories, development perspectives and areas of application and to orientate them to new scientific findings, b) the ability to research teaching and learning processes using current theoretical findings and to develop corresponding questions, c) the ability to work on current problems of theory formation and empirical research in the field of subject didactics and applied educational theory, d) the ability to develop research designs taking into account current fields of research such as e.g. diagnosis and development, heterogeneity, differentiation, target group specificity, e) the ability to produce scientific publications at an internationally recognised level.

Higher education institution:
Private Pädagogische Hochschule der Diözese Linz
Verbundregion Mitte
Group of fields of study:
Teacher Training Programmes
Degree programme:
PhD Programme in Education
PhD/Doctoral programme
Academic degree:
Dr. phil. oder Dr. rer. nat.
mind. 6 Semester / 180 ECTS

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 22,70
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
University College of Teacher Education
published in the:

Additional information

in Kooperation mit der TU Dresden, der Universität Linz und der Universität Salzburg möglich

Definition of the field of studies

Central to this course is the qualification for autonomous scientific research in the field of new media, computer, Internet, social networks, multimedia, etc. and their role for requirements such as lifelong learning, education society, e-learning, information management, knowledge management, quality of educational processes, etc.


Entrance examinations

The prerequisite for admission to this course is the completed course in “Research Methods in Social Sciences”, which lasts 2 semesters:

Supplementary examinations