Logo der Universität Wien

Teaching Program

A bit more than one year of the three-year PhD program is allocated to course work and research training. 70 ECTS-credits are reserved for following courses. They are spread over three years of studies as depicted in the table below.

Two years of the three-year PhD program are allocated to your own research. 110 ECTS-credits are reserved for research on the dissertation. The educational part of the program consists of three elements:

Core courses

Field courses

Skill courses

Research seminars

Total ECTS

Year 1

10 (=2x5)

15 (=3x5)

5

10

40

Year 2

5 (=1x5)

10

15

Year 3

5 (=1x5)

10

15

Overall

10

25

5

30

70

  • Deepening the students’ knowledge in the core areas of micro- and macroeconomics and selected field courses
  • Acquiring the essential skills to do research and report the results in skill courses
  • Active and passive participation in research seminars

Additionally, students are expected to attend the Vienna Joint Economics Seminar.

University of Vienna | Universitätsring 1 | 1010 Vienna | T +43-1-4277-0