Public Economics

Excellent research for more efficient public sector

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Application procedure into PhD programmes 2020/2021 (Springsemester 2021)
Submission deadline until midnight 31 Dec 2020

What will you learn?

The main objective of the doctoral study programme is to extend existing knowledge achieved during the Master’s degree study programme in the areas of public economics, public administration and the nonprofit sector. Students coming from other study programmes receive the chance for re-profiling in these areas. The study focuses on scientific research and independent and creative practical or theoretical work in the areas of research and development. Students will receive in-depth orientation in various modern approaches to the theory and practice of public economics, public administration and the nonprofit sector.

Practical training

The study programme is flexible, the internship in public or non-profit organisation, or the scientific mission at the foreign university or institution can be part of it, depending on the dissertation topic.

Further information

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Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared to work in executive positions in public and nonprofit organizations, to serve as members of bodies responsible for preparing public policies or for promoting local and regional development. Graduates are also prepared to serve as university teachers and researchers in this specialization.


1 Sep – 31 Dec 2020

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Study information

Provided by Faculty of Economics and Administration
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction English
The studies are subject to tuition
Doctoral board and doctoral committees

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