Defining the coursework required
The thesis agreement outlines the basic elements of the exposé, schedule and work plan for the thesis requirements to be fulfilled. The precise requirements (with ECTS credits) and required proof of achievement are initially agreed between the supervisor(s) or mentor(s) and the student. After the requirements have been agreed, you submit an electronic version of the thesis agreement (DISS2) to the Office of Academic Affairs. After the documentation has been reviewed by the relevant doctorate advisory committee, you must make the suggested amendments in discussion with your supervisor(s) and mentor(s). The doctorate advisory committee then forwards its statement to the rector of studies. The rector of studies makes their decision on the basis of this statement.
Coursework includes the following areas:
The name and number of courses (subject type, ECTS credits) you have completed: When choosing courses, you should consult with your supervisor to ensure that Women’s and Gender Studies are sufficiently represented in accordance with § 26 Part E/I of the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt Statute.
Additional requirements that need to be met, e.g. participation in conferences, teaching activities and/or publication activities: Activities such as presentations at international conferences, workshops, teaching activities, publications and requirements fulfilled at other universities can all count towards these credits as long as they relate to your thesis.
Submit the thesis agreement (DISS2) to the Office of Academic Affairs after confirmation by your supervisor.
Guidelines issued by the Rector of Studies on coursework to be completed in doctoral programmes
Recommendations issued by the doctorate advisory committee 1 for thesis agreements
Students of technical sciences, natural sciences and social and economic sciences as well as students in law have to submit their Doctoral Thesis Agreement (DISS2) along with the Application for the Approval of the Doctoral Thesis Project (DISS1) to be admitted to present the doctoral thesis project to the doctorate advisory committee.
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