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Doctorate in Marburg


At Philipps-Universität Marburg, there is not only one route to a doctorate: Depending on the field and research proposal, there are various options to pursue your academic career.

Individual Doctorate

Most doctoral candidates choose the individual doctorate model. Here, you have to find a university professor who is active in your field and will supervise your thesis. Depending on your research topic, it may be possible to write the thesis alone or in collaboration with other academics in a working group. How much time you need to complete an individual doctorate depends upon your own timeline and the duration of your research scholarship. The usual duration is between three and five years.