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Doctoral Program in Social and Economic Sciences

Structure & Content


Courses/exams

ECTS

weekly hours

Research Seminar in the main subject I

2

2

Philosophy of Science

6

2

Research Methods I: Quantitative Paradigm (Business Administration or Economics track)

6

2

Research Methods II: Qualitative Paradigm

6

2

Research Seminar in the main subject II

2

2

Academic Writing

1

2

Research Seminar in the main subject III

2

2

Advanced Research Methods

4

2

Research Proposal

-

-

Research Seminar in the main subject IV

2

2

Research Seminar V: Theories of the field in the main subject

6

2

Research Seminar VI: Relevant Theories for the dissertation and Literature review or Theories of the field in the second subject
62

Defensio Dissertationis

4

-

The focus of the doctoral program is on the dissertation.

The Research Seminar in your main subject is the backbone of the doctoral program; it offers an opportunity to be part of the scientific community. It is attended continually over six semesters. You can only attend one Research Seminar per semester. The "Theories of the field" and the "Relevant Theories for the dissertation and Literature review" are also Research Seminars and cannot be attended in one semester!

The Research Proposal is a summary of your research project that is published for one month in the Intranet of WU and assessed by a supervision team consisting of at least three members.