A doctoral degree is globally recognized in the academic sector as well as in the private sector and in administration. The University of Potsdam offers Ph.D. opportunities in many different subject and research areas to successful graduates. Interdisciplinary centers and affiliated academic institutes promote graduate education at the University of Potsdam. Excellent cooperation partnerships with various extramural research institutions also exist. Your doctoral studies will take place in a region with one of the highest densities of research institutions in Germany and the cross-faculty Potsdam Graduate School will provide guidance and access to its national and international networks.
Doctoral studies are an academic project, which will take at least three years. If you are unsure about whether you want to pursue a doctoral degree, you should consider the following questions:
Try to talk to other doctoral candidates about their experiences and discuss your plans with your friends and family.
Take advantage of information events at the University of Potsdam that deal with doctoral studies, such as faculty days and check the respective websites for relevant information.