PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 39.3 / Year(s) Foreign:$ 1.63 k / Year(s) Deadline: Feb 5, 2025
351–400 place StudyQA ranking:2565 Duration:3 years

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The Doctor of Philosophy Programme Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Innsbruck serves to educate and train junior scientists in the pharmaceutical sciences, with special attention to current processes of developing and characterizing pharmaceutical ingredients and their therapeutic application, their effects on important physiological und pathophysiological processes in mammals and other model organisms, and the identification of new disease-relevant signaling processes and modern methods of developing drugs. Graduates of the doctoral programme are able to independently address and present issues in the natural sciences on a very high level of subject-specific and methodical expertise. Additionally, students acquire the broad scientific and communicative competences required of successful professional scientists in leading positions in academic, industrial, or public environments.

Compulsory Modules

  • Scientific Core Skills
  • Analysis and Critical Exploitation of Own Research Results
  • Diskussion of Current Research Results
  • Presentation of Own Research Results
  • Generic Scientific Skills 
  • Doctoral Thesis Defense 

Dissertation

The dissertation is a piece of scientific 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 pharmaceutical sciences or be closely related to these fields.

The dissertation may be submitted as thematically and/or methodically related articles. The quality criteria specified in the curriculum apply.

The student has to nominate a team of supervisors, comprised of at least two supervisors (dissertation committee). One of the supervisors is named as responsible main supervisor (holder of a “Venia docendi”, a university teaching authorization). With the exception of the main supervisor, supervisors can also come from subject-related fields. In exceptional cases only one supervisor can be nominated.

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

Requirements

  • Completed a master's degree in a relevant related field.
  • Proof of German language ability (level B2)
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • As well as (originals or officially certified copies):
  • Notice (“Bescheid”) confirming awarding of bachelor’s degree,
  • Diploma certificate,
  • Diploma Supplement
  • Transcript (list of examinations completed).
  • Examination Records
  • Recognition of exams
  • Declaration of Academic Honesty 
  • Submission of the Dissertation
  • Application for the Dissertation's Defense

Scholarships

  • Erasmus+
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