The Doctoral Program

If you want to create knowledge.


A doctorate in philosophy in the field of education enables a wide range of professions in academic fields of work:

  • Habilitation or tenure-track position in universities
  • Research and teaching at universities of applied sciences in education
  • Leading positions in research institutions
  • Senior positions in public authorities
  • Management positions in the field of adult education

Decide now for the doctoral program in the diverse and creative doctoral field of education.


In the doctoral program, you will develop your own understanding of educational science. Choose supervision in the area that interests you most:

  • Foundations of Education
  • Education in Early Childhood
  • Education and Inequality
  • Educational Research and Ttheory
  • Biography, Education and Society
  • Empirical Education Research
  • Gender Studies
  • History of Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Media Education
  • Psychoanalysis and Education
  • Comparative and International Education

Discuss your theses in seminars and at conferences that are relevant to you.


We look forward to doing research with you. Only two steps are required to apply for the doctoral program:

  1. Arrange preliminary supervision.
  2. Apply for admission.

Admission is possible at any time. If you do not have a Master's degree in educational science but in another field, ask the Study Service Center whether admission is possible - preferably with a request to register for the doctoral program.

Any questions? Please contact us from Monday to Friday from 10:00-15:00 on +43/1/4277-46736