In contrast to the BA and MA programmes, doctoral programmes are organized in a more flexible way. Supervisors of doctoral candidates assign individual study programmes to their students and after consultations decide upon the topics of dissertations. Doctoral students are required, besides taking certain courses, to pursue research, attend conferences and publish their findings. At the end of their studies, doctoral candidates must submit and defend their dissertations. The faculty offers both full-time and part-time doctoral studies. The former takes three years and the latter four years. Graduates earn a Philosophiae Doctor degree (PhD). Currently there are three doctoral study programmes:

    • History (full-time and part-time study)
    • Journalism (full-time study)
    • Philosophy (full-time and part-time study)