"The doctorate serves as proof of the ability to carry out in-depth independent scientific work.
A wide variety of motives may motivate you to consider a doctorate as the next step in your career. Reasons could be that you
- are fascinated by science or enjoy delving into specific scientific issues
- you want to pursue a career in science
- a doctorate is common in your field or
- you hope for a higher income or better chances when choosing a career.
If you decide to do a doctorate, however, you should in any case have the motivation and stamina for time-intensive scientific work in addition to a fascination for your research topic. Before you begin a doctorate, you should consider whether a doctorate is
- makes sense or is even necessary for your intended career path
- fits in with your life planning, also with regard to the time that has to be invested
- can be financed or how this career phase can be financed.
In addition, you should think about which type of doctorate is right for you:
If you are interested in choosing your research topic completely freely and dividing and planning your research activities individually, an individual doctorate may be for you. If necessary, you can participate in interdisciplinary continuing education. However, there is no obligation for you to take part in qualification offers.
If you prefer the thematic integration into a doctoral or research program with an accompanying professional training offer, then a Structured doctorate in a doctoral programme could be particularly interesting for you.
If you would like advice on the topic of doctoral studies, or if you have decided to pursue a doctorate and are now wondering what the next steps are, we would be happy to support you. Contact Please contact us and arrange a consultation appointment.