Contact

Dr. Carsten Dosche (Coordinator)

Department of
Pure and Applied Chemistry
C. v. O. University Oldenburg
Faculty for Mathematics and Sciences

Overview

PhD Programme Molecular and Nanoscale Science (Interface Science)

Overview

The PhD programme "Molecular and Nanoscale Science" offers a three year PhD with courses in three different main topics:

  • Specialised scientific knowledge
  • Communicative competences
  • Transferable skills 

The core of the programme is an independent doctoral research project in one of the participating research groups.

In addition to their scientific research, students have to take courses in three main areas (30-60 credit points):

Specialised scientific knowledge (Module A)

In these courses students broaden and deepen their scien­tific knowledge in the context of their field of research and acquire the necessary skills to perform their laboratory work. Students take an active part in colloquia, congresses, summer schools and lab visits abroad (at least 12 credit points). 

Communicative competences (Module B)

Students are trained in communication and presentation techniques and improve their expertise in knowledge transfer (at least 6 credit points). 

Transferable skills (Module C)

Students can develop strategies and expertise for their scientific career. The main issues are data management (statistics), project management, scientific writing, publishing own research results, writing proposals for grants and funds, and training for job application (at least 6 credit points).

 

Current programme

Modules can be chosen from a wide range of offered lectures, which gives the students the possibility to acquire the individual competences necessary for their scientific work and future career aims.

However, modules have to be chosen from all three main topics:

  • Specialised scientific knowledge (at least 12 CP)
  • Communicative competences (at least 6 CP)
  • Transferable skills (at least 6 CP)

For each main topic, the minimum number of credit points (CP) has to be reached, in sum at least 30 CP altogether.

The number of CP which can be obtained by attending an individual course can be found in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). Here you can also find a list of all possible courses.

Additional information about lecturers and content of the courses for “Specialised scientific knowledge” (modules A1) can be found in the module manual (Modulhandbuch). The courses are not held each term.

Modules can be chosen from a wide range of offered lectures, which gives the students the possibility to acquire the individual competences necessary for their scientific work and future career aims.

However, modules have to be chosen from all three main topics:

  • Specialised scientific knowledge (at least 12 CP)
  • Communicative competences (at least 6 CP)
  • Transferable skills (at least 6 CP)

For each main topic, the minimum number of credit points (CP) has to be reached, in sum at least 30 CP altogether.

The number of CP which can be obtained by attending an individual course can be found in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). Here you can also find a list of all possible courses.

Additional information about lecturers and content of the courses for “Specialised scientific knowledge” (modules A1) can be found in the module manual (Modulhandbuch). The courses are not held each term.

(Changed: 2020-01-23)