PhD Program in Economics and Statistics

Curriculum (2021W)

Doctor of Philosophy

6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Relevant diploma or master's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Economics and Statistics

Qualification Level
Doctorate (Third Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 8, EQF/NQF: Level 8

0311 Economics

Study Code
UC 794 355 xxx

Joint Study Programme of the University of Innsbruck and the Johannes Kepler University Linz  

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the PhD Program in Economics and Statistics gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this PhD programme.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the PhD Program in Economics and Statistics, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

The curriculum 2021W is currently valid for the PhD Program in Economics and Statistics.

Information on the Curriculum (2021W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies, available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.


Relevant master's or diploma degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Relevant master's or diploma degrees at the Johannes Kepler University Linz:

  • Diplomstudium Wirtschaftswissenschaften
  • Masterstudium Economics
  • Masterstudium Economic and Business Analytics
  • Masterstudium Statistics

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

With the exception of § 64 par. 5 UG 2002, the general university entrance qualification for admission to a doctoral programme shall be demonstrated by the completion of a relevant diploma programme or master's programme or another relevant programme of at least the same level of higher education at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution. To compensate for substantial subject-related differences, supplementary examinations may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the doctoral degree programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the doctoral degree programme.

Modules and Dissertation

Module und Dissertation pdf Economics en

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 56.8= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 25.4
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 12.4
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 5.4
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

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