Central to the doctorate is the composition of a doctoral thesis, which demonstrates the ability to do independent scientific research. In order to receive a doctorate in Study of Religions one could do an individual doctorate or a doctoral program. In both cases, the research project is supervised by a doctoral committee consisting of at least two post-doctoral representatives; one of those representatives is primarily responsible for the supervision.
The individual doctorate includes the composition of a dissertation, a curricular proportion of at least 12 ECTS Credits as well as the attendance of a PhD colloquium.
The doctorate within the scope of a doctoral program includes the composition of a dissertation and a curricular proportion of 30 ECTS Credits.
The attendance of research colloquia, university teaching, active participation at scientific symposia, acquisition of transferable skills, etc. may be accredited.
At the UZH there are several ways of receiving a doctoral degree in Study of Religions:
There are the following requirements for the acceptance to a doctorate in Study of Religions:
Anyone aspiring a doctoral study in Study of Religions at the University of Zurich may first contact a professor at the Institute of Religious Studies.