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The curriculum for the doctoral/PhD programme in the field of Life Sciences includes the following key elements:

  • The degree programme duration is 3 years
  • Courses for the fields Nutritional Sciences, and Pharmacy: at least 20 ECTS
  • Courses for Sport Science: 18-30 ECTS (courses 18-20 ECTS plus ECTS for Workshops, presentations at internat. conferences, acc. Curriculum)
  • Public presentation of the thesis project within the first year of doctoral studies 
  • Signing a doctoral thesis agreement subsequent to the public presentation
  • Periodical, at least annual progress reports
  • Write a doctoral thesis, which demonstrates the candidate's ability to master academic topics independently
  • Public defence

The PhD programme is structured along three phases:

Further information and support structures

Entry phase: Admission to the doctoral/PhD programme in the area of Life Sciences

Entry phase: Expose, public presentation and doctoral thesis agreement

Research phase

  • Research related issues: please talk to your supervisor and/or TAC
  • Administration and general information regarding annual progress reports, travel fund among others: Isolde Prommer, executive manager of PhaNuSpo (ext. 50030,

Final phase: questions/issues related to submission and review, defense