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General structure of the study program

The Theodor-Brinkmann-Graduate School combines the research at our agricultural faculty with an interdisciplinary study program and will support young scientists on their way into a scientific career. The education will take place in an international and lifely scientific community.

General structure

The study program consists in general of courses in the amount of 24 credit points and a minimum of three colloquia/oral presentations (6 credit points). The study program (30 credit points in total) is structured in

  • a minimum of 12 credit points will bring the students close to the state of art in their research field (early on research)
  • up to 12 credit points will broaden the scientific experiences (continuous learning, life long learning)
  • a minimum of three lectures and colloquia during national and international conferences should promote the communication skills of the PhD students (6 credit points).


Study Program


The committee (supervisor team) and the PhD student develop the study program for each PhD student individually based on the individual needs of the PhD student and within their research field. PhD students can take courses offered by the Theodor-Brinkmann-Graduate School or can take part in courses offered by partner institutions elsewhere. The Supervisor is responsible that the PhD student can complete the study program.

We expect from each student that they will attend international conferences, workshops or courses of our partner institutions. A research visit abroad is strongly encouraged.

Study Program Requirements

  • The program comprises 30 credit points
  • 6 credit points must come from oral presentations/ reports given at conferences/seminars/ and faculty colloquiums (minimum of 3 presentations required. Supervisors will decide if a presentation is applicable. Each presentation = 2 credit points)
  • A further 24 credit points must come from modules:

           - A minimum of 12 credit points must be obtained from "research oriented" modules.

           - Up to 12 credit points can be obtained from "general & interdisciplinary" modules


Credit points

How much creditpoints a PhD student will obtain for a course depends on the workload:

  • A one-week block module is equivalent to 3 credit points (and 2 week block module is equivalent to 6 credit points)
  • A 2 weekly hour lecture series or seminar is equivalent to 3 credit points, a 4 weekly hour lecture series would be 6 credit points


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