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Doctoral School Pharmacy

Course outline, qualification and competences

The doctoral degree is the highest level of professional education in the natural sciences. The highly competitive Doctoral Program in Natural Sciences provides top-quality scientific education at an international level. Students learn to independently master new scientific questions. They acquire new knowledge and widen their methodological competences. The subject of the doctoral thesis must originate from a subject taught at the Faculty of Natural Sciences or by a doctoral school (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, etc.). The doctoral program promotes students’ development of specific methods in relevant scientific disciplines. Students are able to critically analyze, evaluate and connect complex ideas. They are in a position to develop appropriate solutions for challenges in research, business and industry. In addition to scientific expertise, students further develop key soft skills while writing their doctoral thesis (project and time management, scientific writing, presentation skills, and flexibility).

Expected results

Graduates of the Doctoral Program in Natural Sciences are highly qualified junior researchers with a broad scope of specialist and methodological skills, which they can apply to specific questions. Graduates are able to solve current scientific problems in independent innovative research projects and therefore substantially contribute to the development of an (inter)national knowledge society.




University degree

Doctor of Natural Science „Dr. rer. nat.“


6 semesters
(CP = credit points)

Teaching language


Index number

UB 796 600 662


Faculty of Natural Science

type of study programme


Qualification level

Doctorate (3rd study cycle)


Appropriate diploma or master’s programme or equivalent



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