PhD Programme Italian Law/Dottorato di ricerca in materie giuridiche

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The PhD Programme in Italian Law/Dottorato di ricerca in materie giuridiche is a double degree programme with the University of Padua. The students learn to undertake independent, methodological research culminating in writing a dissertation.

Please note: the language of instruction for this programme is German.

Università degli studi di Padova


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UC 794 241 xxx

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Graduates are qualified junior academics. They have mastered the methods applied in research in their area and are capable of critically discussing, analyzing, and further developing theories. Junior academics possess the competence to develop and conduct substantial research projects with scientific integrity, and they are qualified to reflect on these processes scientifically and theoretically. They are also aware of issues and questions in gender research.

The double degree doctoral programme serves to train researchers and professionals for senior positions. The double degree programme is held at the universities in Innsbruck and Padova, in their respective languages, and it provides graduates a high level of linguistic and intercultural qualifications.

The goal of the programme is to enable graduates to conduct original and methodologically sound scientific work independently, demonstrated by the achievement of the dissertation. Detailed knowledge is required of the areas relevant for the successful completion of the dissertation, particularly in the core disciplines of law, in related sciences, and in current literature; abilities in comparative law are also acquired.

In addition to the acquisition and further development of scientific knowledge, the doctoral programme helps students acquire key qualifications, such theoretical reflection, independent learning, scientific discourse, interdisciplinary and international dialogue, the presentation of research findings, and the transfer of knowledge.

Graduates attain an understanding of their profession as autonmous scientists/researchers in academic, business-related and public environments. They acquire the ability to author scientific publications and gain an awareness of legally and ethically problematic areas and their effects on society and its development.

Occupational fields include the classic legal professions as well as other highly-qualified careers at univesities, in research and educational institutions, in diplomatic service, in European and international organizations, in national and international companies, and in key political positions.

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From the field

Zen­trale Stu­dien­be­ra­tung

Wir sind die erste Anlaufstelle bei allen Fragen rund ums Studium für Schüler*innen, Studieninteressierte und Studierende sowie Eltern und Lehrer*innen.


In den unterschiedlichen Onlinesessions wird das vielfältige Studienangebot der Universität Innsbruck kurzweilig vorgestellt. Die Onlinesessions sind eine gute Plattform, um schnell und unkompliziert die richtigen Antworten auf individuelle Fragen zu bekommen.

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