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PhD Program in Economic and Social Sciences


The PhD program in Economic and Social Sciences is intended for WU staff (for example prae docs, project staff, etc.). PhD students are thus part of the academic units that supervise their dissertation and participate in their institute's academic discourse. The degree program structure provides a flexible framework which enables an interdisciplinary approach and specialisation in a particular field. Within the provided framework, supervisor and PhD student agree upon the course of studies in dissertation agreements on an annual basis.

Students are admitted to the PhD program at the instigation of their supervisor. According to WU's statutes, a preliminary confirmation of a full professor of WU that he/she will supervise the dissertation project is a prerequisite for admission to a doctoral/PhD program. The required form, which has to be signed by the supervisor, can be obtained at the Doctoral Office.

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