Brief description

The ability to carry out independent scientific work as well as to train and promote young scientists in the field of social and economic sciences with reference to natural resources and life sciences

The doctoral programme in Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, develops the ability to carry out independent scientific work as well as to train and promote young scientists in the field of social and economic sciences with reference to natural resources and life sciences.

Graduates of the doctoral programme in Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna are awarded the academic degree of "Doctor of Social and Economic Sciences", Latin "Doctor rerum socialium oeconomicarumque" abbreviated to "Dr.rer.soc.oec".

Admission to the doctoral programme

(1) Prerequisite for admission to the doctoral programme in Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, is:

  • the completion of a diploma or master's degree programme at BOKU, or an individual diploma or master's degree programme centred at BOKU,
  • the completion of a study programme at an approved domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution that is equivalent to the diploma or master's degree programmes mentioned in the bullet point above, or
  • the completion of a domestic degree programme at a "Fachhochschule" [University of Applied Sciences] determined by ordinance to be subject-relevant, or
  • the completion of a social and economic science1) diploma or master's degree programme

1) Social sciences are the subjects listed in point 5 of the ÖSTAT branches of science.

(2) If the equivalence is basically given and only individual supplements to the full equivalence are missing, the Rectorate is entitled to combine the determination of equivalence with the specification of examinations to be taken during the respective doctoral programme in addition to the oral part of the doctoral examination.

(3) The admission according to § 2 section 1 lit. b) of the curriculum of graduates of foreign post-secondary educational institutions shall require the proof of direct admission to doctoral studies in the country of issue of the certificate by which the general university entrance qualification is proven.
 
(4) The admission is granted by the Rector of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. Application is to be made at the Student Services.

Duration and organisation

(1) The doctoral programme in Social and Economic Sciences comprises at least 180 ECTS, 160 ECTS for the doctoral project and at least 20 ECTS for doctoral courses which need to be in the context to the theme of the dissertation, including the compulsory 4 ECTS course "Principles and challenges of research in socio-economics, natural resources and life sciences".

(2) If admission is granted on § 2 section 1 lit. c) of the curriculum, the amount/number of doctoral courses shall be increased in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions.

(3) After admission to the doctoral programme, the applicant shall submit the doctoral proejct to the Dean within one year. This registration has to include:

  • Title of the dissertation,
  • Name of a supervisor,
  • Submission of a work plan approved by the supervisor detailing the supervisory team as well as the time and resource plan,
  • Proposal for doctoral courses.

Registration of the doctoral project

Additional registration

Basic Data


Programm classification no.:
UH 784

Duration:
6 Semester - 180 Credits

Degree:
Dr.rer.soc.oec.

Study Programme Coordinator

 Assoc. Prof. Mag. Dr. Patrick Hirsch
Assoc. Prof. Mag. Dr. Patrick Hirsch

Curricular committee

Chairperson

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Marie-Theres Hauser
The subject-specific study commission is responsible for overseeing curriculum development.