Doctoral Thesis Agreement


After the successful completion of the public presentation at the Faculty, the parties involved (the PhD candidate, supervisor(s) and the University) sign a Doctoral Thesis Agreement (Dissertationsvereinbarung), in which the basic requirements of the dissertation project (seminars to be visited, frequency of feedback discussions, etc.) are agreed upon.

General information about the Doctoral Thesis Agreement can be found here.  

Recommendations of the Directorate of the Doctoral Studies Programme for the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies:    

Itis strongly recommended to submit the Doctoral Thesis Agreement within four weeks after approval of the topic.

The curriculum stipulates that a total of 24 ECTS credits must be specified in the Doctoral Thesis Agreement.

You are required to successfully participate in at least two courses of DSPL 41 (seminars and/or colloquia, beginning with nr. 41) totalling 10 ECTS points. Additional ECTS points can be earned hrough further courses and/or scientific activities related to your dissertation project (e.g. participation in workshops, presentations at international congresses, professional organisation of scientific events, scientific internships, own teaching or publications, etc.). A list of possible formats can be found on the page of the Doctoral School of Historical and CulturalStudies.

The courses offered for the respective semester can be found in the course catalogue (Studienprogrammleitung 41).

When compiling the achievements to be made, please also consider the course of your presentation and the resulting recommendations of the doctoral advisory board.

Assistance for filling out the Doctoral Thesis Agreement can be found here.

 The course offerings of the study programme for each semester can be found in the course catalogue (Directorate of Studies 41)

Please submit the agreement (signed by you and your supervisor(s))  by e-Mail to the SSC