Structured PhD programmes
In addition to individual doctoral study, candidates can also attain their doctorates in structured PhD programmes which strongly re-semble those in Anglo-Saxon countries. In such a programme, a team of supervisors are responsible for advising the doctoral can-didates. The programmes offer a curriculum of accompanying courses which are usually interdisciplinary in focus and promote the acquisition of “soft skills” and additional qualifications. The sys-tematic and intensive supervision offered in these programmes allow candidates to complete their doctoral studies within three to four years.