Academic programmes

Each Programme has a duration of three years and offers a total of 180 credit points. A one year extension is conditional upon the approval by the Programme Committee. Teaching and training are primarily scheduled in the first year to allow students to concentrate on their own research afterwards. Teaching starts in October and ends in June.

Currently the School offers four Doctoral Programmes.


The Doctoral School organises a series of courses (Tools) in some shared areas. The following table summarises the common tools offered by the school.


Common Courses (Tools)

Crash Course in Mathematics (36 hours)

First Semester in October


Statistical Packages for Social and Economic Research (STATA) (12 hours)