Doctor of Philosophy Programme Biology

Faculty Faculty of Biology
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Qualification Level
Doctorate (Third Cycle)
ISCED-F 0511 Biology
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
C 094 xxx | C 794 650 xxx
Curriculum
Information on the Curriculum (2009W) *
Admission Requirements
Relevant diploma or master's degree or equivalent
Application


* Information on the Curriculum (2009W)

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: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
75,0
= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
18,6
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
5,2
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
1,2
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Source: Academic year 2016/2017


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).

Requirements

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


Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy Programme Biology requires a university (diploma or) master's degree in a thematically relevant field. Master's or diploma degrees awarded by universities of applied sciences ("Fachhochschulen") are considered on an individual basis.

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the doctoral degree programme.

Modules and Dissertation

Compulsory Modules
15 ECTS-Credits
Dissertation
150 ECTS-Credits

Concept of the Dissertation
5 ECTS-Credits

Participation in Scientific Discourse
5 ECTS-Credits

Doctoral Thesis Defense
5 ECTS-Credits

The dissertation is a scientific piece of work which – in contrast to a diploma or master thesis – serves to prove the student's ability to cope with scientific questions in an independent way.

The dissertation topic has to show a meaningful relationship to one of the master programmes offered at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Innsbruck.

The dissertation can also consist of articles that are related in terms of subject matter or methods. The quality criteria mentioned in the curriculum are valid.

The student has to propose a team of supervisors, consisting of at least two people (dissertation committee), and to nominate one of them as the supervisor mainly responsible. It is permissible to propose supervisors (with the exception of the main supervisor) from subject‐related fields. In justifiable exceptional cases it is possible for students to propose only one supervisor.

The student has to communicate the dissertation topic and names of the supervisors in writing to the Director of Studies prior to beginning the work. Topic and supervisors are considered as accepted, if the Director of Studies does not veto them by means of a decree within one month after the receipt of the proposal.
Elective Modules
15 ECTS-Credits

Research Training
5 ECTS-Credits

Statistics
5 ECTS-Credits

Scientific Writing and Publishing
5 ECTS-Credits

Scientific Basics/Core Skills of the Thesis Topic
5 ECTS-Credits

Generic Skills
5 ECTS-Credits

Qualification Profile and Skills

Information to be announced!

Expected Learning Outcomes for the Doctorate

Information to be announced!

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Occupational activities may include scientific and managerial careers in private and public institutions. In particular, this includes research and teaching activities at universities and other national and international research institutions. Doctoral or research projects can develop into programmes which are subsidized by recognized national or international research funding institutions and in which the main supervisor is involved as the project leader.

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Technikerstraße 17 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Paul Illmer

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