UH 788 Doctoral studies of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
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The doctoral programme in Natural Resources and Life Sciences develops the ability to carry out independent scientific work as well as to train and promote young scientists in the fields of natural resources and life sciences.
Graduates of the doctoral programme in Natural Resources and Life Sciences are awarded the academic degree of "Doctor of Natural Resources and Life Sciences", in Latin "Doctor rerum naturalium technicarum" abbreviated to "Dr.nat.techn.".
Admission to the doctoral programme
(1) Prerequisite for admission to the doctoral programme in Natural Resources and Life Sciences is:
- the completion of a diploma or master's degree programme in engineering sciences at BOKU, or an individual diploma or master's degree programme with emphasis on courses at BOKU, or
- the completion of a study programme at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution that is equivalent to the diploma or master's degree programmes mentioned in lit. a), or
- the completion of a domestic degree programme at a "Fachhochschule" [University of Applied Sciences] that is by law equivalent to the diploma and master’s degree programmes mentioned in lit. a)..
(2) If there is general equivalence with only individual supplements to full equivalence missing, the Rectorate is entitled to combine the admission with the specification of examinations to be taken during the respective doctoral programme in addition to the regular oral part of the doctoral examination.
(3) The admission is granted by the Rector of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna.
Duration and organisation
(1) The doctoral programme in Natural Resources and Life Sciences comprises at least 180 ECTS consisting of at least 20 ECTS doctoral coursework including the compulsory 4 ECTS course "Principles and challenges of research in socio-economics, natural resources and life sciences" and at least 160 ECTS for the dissertation. The degree programme is not divided into study sections.
(2) If admission is granted pursuant to § 2 para. 1 lit. c), the scope of the doctoral studies shall be increased in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions.
(3) After admission to the doctoral programme, the applicant shall register the studies with the Dean of Studies within one year. This registration has to include:
- Title of the dissertation topic,
- Naming a supervisor,
- Submission of a work plan approved by the supervisor detailing the advisory team as well as the time and resource plan,
- Proposal for doctoral courses.
Registration of the doctoral project
Programm classification no.:
6 Semester - 180 Credits