Doctoral Programme Literature and Cultural Studies

 

Faculty Faculty of Humanities 2
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Doktorin / Doktor der Philosophie (Dr.phil.)
Qualification Level
Doctorate (Third Cycle)
ISCED-F 0288 Inter-disciplinary Programmes involving Arts and Humanities
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
C 792 xxx | C 796 510 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.

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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
75,6

= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
19,5
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
4,3
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
0,6
 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, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, 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 doctoral programme Literature and Cultural Studies 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  
20 ECTS-Credits
Dissertation
150 ECTS-Credits

1. Scientific Basics/Core Skills of the Thesis Topic
10 ECTS-AP

2. Interdisciplinary Seminar for PhD Candidates
5 ECTS-AP

3. Doctoral Thesis Defence
5 ECTS-AP

The dissertation is a piece of scientific work which – unlike a diploma or master‘s thesis – serves to prove the student's ability to address scientific questions in an independent manner.

The dissertation topic must be chosen from the fields of linguistics and media studies.

The student proposes a team of supervisors, consisting of at least two people (dissertation committee), and nominates one of them as the main supervisor. Students are permitted to propose supervisors (with the exception of the main supervisor) from subject-related fields. Furthermore, in justifiable exceptional cases it is possible for students to propose only one supervisor.

Prior to beginning work on the dissertation, the student must communicate in writing the dissertation topic and names of the supervisors to the Director of Studies. Topic and supervisors are considered as accepted if the Director of Studies does not veto them by means of a decree within one month of receiving the proposal.

Elective Modules  
10 ECTS-AP

Students must complete elective modules equal to 10 ECTS-Credits; at least one of Elective Modules 1 to 4 must be chosen. 

Qualification Profile and Skills

Graduates of the Doctoral Programme Literature and Cultural Studies have a systematic understanding of their research discipline and grasp of the methods employed by research in this field. Through their submission of an original piece of scientific work, graduates of this programme have made their own contribution to research which widens boundaries of knowledge and conforms to the evaluation standards of national and international experts. They identify scientific questions and subject them to critical analysis in an independent way. Graduates are capable of independently designing and carrying out significant research projects with scientific integrity and are also qualified to reflect on these processes in terms of the theory of science. They are qualified junior scientists and are able to advance the societal, scientific and/or cultural progress of a knowledge-based society in an academic or non-academic environment. They are qualified to organize scientific forums, to discuss findings from their special areas with colleagues, students and experts, and to present and explain these findings to both students as well as to academic and interested non-academic audiences. They are able to look beyond the boundaries of their own discipline and integrate themselves into inter-disciplinary scientific discourse.

Expected Learning Outcomes for the Doctorate

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.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are in university research and in non-academic research institutions as well as in journalism, the publishing industry, radio and TV, theater, film, new media, language consulting, technical editing, and in the field of (literary) translation.

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
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Pisek

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