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Graduate Centre

Law, economics and social sciences

Structured doctoral programmes - Law, economics and social sciences

Keywords

Changes to the labour market, customer insights, taxes and taxation policy, insurance and risk, digitalisation of the economy, energy markets and energy system analysis, health

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. pol.

Programme duration

3 to 5 years

Application procedure

Please find a supervisor within FAU or at the institute offering the programme you are interested in before applying.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Please contact a professor at the institute

Information on graduate school

Keywords

Labour market research, economy, sociology, social sciences, policy consultation, econometrics

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. pol.

Programme duration

3 years (+ 1 year under certain conditions)

Application procedure

Submit applications to Dr. Sandra Huber

Specific conditions

Scholarship of EUR 1350/month for conferences, summer schools, research trips; each doctoral candidate is supported by an IAB mentor

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Christian Merkl

  • Organization: School of Business and Economics
  • Working group: Chair of Economics (Macroeconomics) (Prof. Dr. Merkl)
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302-337
  • Email: christian.merkl@fau.de

Prof. Dr. Martin Abraham

  • Organization: School of Business and Economics
  • Working group: Chair of Sociology
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302-680
  • Email: martin.abraham@fau.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Evidence-based economic research, evaluation of policy measures, applied economic research, laboratory and field tests, microeconomics

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. pol.

Programme duration

3 to 4 years

Application procedure

Via anonline application tool managed by the Munich Graduate School of Ecomomics. Detailed application requirements can be found on the website.

Specific conditions

Co-operation (EBE is a generously sponsored joint venture between FAU and universities in Munich and Regensburg), methodological focus, structured study plan, networking events, permanent position: 75% TV-L E 13, assistance with travel expenses for conferences, exchange visits and summer schools, initial funding, support for language courses, equal opportunities funding, soft skills courses

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm

  • Organization: School of Business and Economics
  • Working group: Chair of Economics (Economic Theory)
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302-224
  • Email: veronika.grimm@fau.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Sociological theory, labour and organisational sociology, comparative social analysis, education and career, culture and communication, methods of empirical social research

Doctoral degree

Dr. phil.

Programme duration

3 to 4 years

Application procedure

Applicants should make direct contact with the professors responsible for the individual fields

Sociological theory: N.N (post not currently filled)

Labour and organisational sociology: Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek

Comparative social analysis: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Artus

Education and career: Prof. Dr. Renate Liebold

Culture and communication: N.N. (post not currently filled)

Methods of empirical social research: Prof. Dr. Nicole Saam, Prof. Dr. Renate Liebold

Specific conditions

Option to participate in a wide range of teaching events and seminars

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Artus

  • Organization: Department of Sociology
  • Working group: Professur für Soziologie (Prof. Dr. Artus)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22091
  • Email: ingrid.artus@fau.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Ageing and technology, nutrition in old age, physical frailty, adjustments in old age, dementia, depression in old age

Doctoral degree

Dr. phil. and Dr. rer. biol. hum.

Programme duration

2 to 3 years, depending on the doctoral degree

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted through the first supervisor of the doctoral thesis if this person is also a member of the structured programme or Interdisciplinary Centre for Research into Ageing. Direct applications are not possible.

Specific conditions

No scholarships are available through the programme itself but active support is given to doctoral candidates applying for them.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Frieder R. Lang

  • Organization: Institut of Psychogerontology
  • Working group: Chair of Psychogerontology
  • Phone number: +49 (0)911 5302-96102
  • Email: frieder.lang@fau.de

Dr. Roland Rupprecht, Akad. Dir.

  • Organization: Institut of Psychogerontology
  • Working group: Chair of Psychogerontology
  • Phone number: +49 (0)911 5302-96106
  • Email: roland.rupprecht@fau.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Exercise, training, health, exercise therapy, public health

Doctoral degree

Dr. phil.

Programme duration

2 years

Application procedure

Apply by contacting the doctoral programme co-ordinators.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Dr. Annika Frahsa

  • Job title: In Elternzeit bis 18.01.2018
  • Organization: Department of Sport Science and Sport
  • Working group: Chair of Physical Activity and Public Health (Prof. Dr. Rütten)
  • Email: annika.frahsa@fau.de

Dr. Simon Steib

  • Organization: Department of Sport Science and Sport
  • Working group: Chair of Exercise and Health
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28178
  • Email: simon.steib@fau.de

Information about the programme

Keywords

Religion, anthropology, human beings, Islam, Christianity

Doctoral degree

Dr. theol., Dr. phil., Dr. jur., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., Dr. rer. nat.

Programme duration

4 semesters

Application procedure

Applications for admission are to be submitted to the programme co-ordinator Prof. Jürgen van Oorschot

Specific conditions

Individual mentoring by the supervisor, financial support for conference trips and publications

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FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Jürgen van Oorschot

  • Organization: Department of Old Testament
  • Working group: Chair of Old Testament II (Prof. Dr. Oorschot)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22206
  • Email: juergen.oorschot@fau.de

Information about the programme