Doctor of Philosophy Programme Education


Faculty Faculty of Teacher Education
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Qualification Level
Doctorate (Third Cycle)
ISCED-F 0110 Education not further defined 
Mode of Study
Study Code
C 794 056 xxx
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2015W)*
Admission Requirements
Relevant diploma or master's degree or equivalent

*Information on the Curriculum (2015W)

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

 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
 Outstanding performance
84.9 TAB 
= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria

 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).


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

Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy Programme Education 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
25 ECTS-Credits
150 ECTS-Credits

Subject-Specific and Research-Based Skills
5 ECTS-Credits

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

Interdisciplinary Seminar for Doctoral Students
5 ECTS-Credits

Participation in Academic Discourse 
5 ECTS-Credits

Doctoral Thesis Defense
5 ECTS-Credits

Elective Modules

Generic Skills 
5 ECTS-Credits

Interdisciplinary Research Workshop
5 ECTS-Credits

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

The dissertation topic must be chosen from the field of school pedagogics, Educational Research, Subject Didactics or Religious Education.

It is the responsibility of Ph.D. candidates to propose a team of supervisors (dissertation committee) comprising at least two persons, and to nominate one of these as the main supervisor. With the exception of the main supervisor, committee members may come from other and related disciplines. In justifiable and exceptional cases it is possible for Ph.D. candidates to propose a single supervisor.

Before beginning work on the thesis project, Ph.D. candidates must submit written confirmation of the proposed supervisor/s to the University of Innsbruck Director of Studies. The thesis topic and the committee of supervisors are considered to have been accepted if the above‐named Director of Studies does not issue a formal rebuttal within one month following the receipt of the proposal.

Qualification Profile and Skills

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Expected Learning Outcomes

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Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

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Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Dean of Studies
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Pauer

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