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Qualification: Doctorate in the field of public administration (no legal status)

Doctorate in the field of public administration (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • demonstrate diligence and preciseness in working with resources,
  • perform advanced analysis and synthesis and envisage solutions and consequences,
  • master research methods, procedures and processes, develop critical and self-critical assessment,
  • undertake independent scientific work,
  • develop communication skills, with an emphasis on an international legal environment,
  • demonstrate a capacity for ethical reflection and a commitment to professional ethics,
  • critically analyse social processes,
  • integrate various professional disciplines with the aim of attaining law-related objectives,
  • understand the importance of a national multicultural image in the world and in Europe and handle cultural differences and national legal dilemmas,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate extensive familiarity with legal and other resources in the field of the dissertation,
  • master special scientific and research methods and procedures in the field of administrative studies,
  • apply research methods to solve specific administrative and/or legal problems;
  • link knowledge from various areas of administration and law, and depending on the selected topic, also in an interdisciplinary way,
  • enhance knowledge in a core administrative and legal field,
  • place new information and interpretations in the context of development of the profession in the legal field,
  • use information and communication technologies and systems,
  • critically select principles for solving specific work problems within a legal environment.

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Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

 

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Independent higher education institute, Graduate School of Government and European Studies

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The conditions for completing studies are: successful completion of two seminars, published scientific article or active participation at a scientific conference, passing grade and successful defence for dissertation.

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  • A completed second-cycle study programme (law, administration and business, social sciences); or
  • a completed study programme set out in the fourth paragraph of Article 36 of the Higher Education Act, if the programme is assessed at 300 credits; or
  • a completed undergraduate study programme of at least four years in the field of law, administration and business or social sciences, if the candidate demonstrates visible success in research or professional work that can be evaluated at 60 credits; or
  • a completed Professional Bachelor Degree programme and study programme to obtain a specialisation, if the candidate completes additional course units in the amount of 30–60 credits (determined by the academic committee depending on the category of study programme); or
  • a completed master of science degree or specialist study after completion of an Academic Bachelor Degree programme in law, administration and business and social sciences, where 60–120 credits are recognised.
NQF Level: 
10
Access requirements: 
  • A completed second-cycle study programme (law, administration and business, social sciences); or
  • a completed study programme set out in the fourth paragraph of Article 36 of the Higher Education Act, if the programme is assessed at 300 credits; or
  • a completed undergraduate study programme of at least four years in the field of law, administration and business or social sciences, if the candidate demonstrates visible success in research or professional work that can be evaluated at 60 credits; or
  • a completed Professional Bachelor Degree programme and study programme to obtain a specialisation, if the candidate completes additional course units in the amount of 30–60 credits (determined by the academic committee depending on the category of study programme); or
  • a completed master of science degree or specialist study after completion of an Academic Bachelor Degree programme in law, administration and business and social sciences, where 60–120 credits are recognised.
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The conditions for completing studies are: successful completion of two seminars, published scientific article or active participation at a scientific conference, passing grade and successful defence for dissertation.