Recommended Courses

A set of courses which is recommended to doctoral students, 2-3 ECTS credit points are expected to be gained from these courses.

Language Courses

Language skills are key in an effective scientific education, and even more importantly, in integration in a multi-national workplace. The graduate school will make available funds to support new doctoral students in German or other languages relevant to their studies.
ECTS: 1
Status: recommended

Skills and competences developed:
presentation skills (++), transferable skills (+), career development (+)

Project Management

Project management skills are increasingly important in managing and dealing with competing demands on the typical academics’ time. A bespoke course, tailored to doctoral students’ needs will be offered in alternate years.
ECTS: 1
Status: recommended
Skills and competences developed:
transferable skills (++), career development (++)

Moderation Skills

Moderation is important not only in research within the social sciences, but also as a useful skill in the workplace and teaching. A bespoke course, tailored to doctoral students’ needs will be offered in alternate years.
ECTS: 1
Status: recommended
Skills and competences developed:
networking (+), disciplinary knowledge (+), presentation skills (+), transferable skills (++)

Scientific Integrity

The pressures of the modern scientific world make discussions of what scientific integrity is, and how we can develop ethical ways of carrying out our science and interacting with the public and the users of science all the more important.
ECTS: 1
Status: recommended
Skills and competences developed:
disciplinary knowledge (+), transferable skills (++)

GIUZ Lectures

In alternate years Human, Physical and Methodological Geography will invite leading scholars to provide a public lecture and an in-house seminar with doctoral students. Doctoral students external to GIUZ may be admitted to the in-house seminar on a competitive basis.
ECTS: Typically 0.5 - 2.0
Status: recommended
Skills and competences developed:
networking (++), disciplinary knowledge (++), career development (+)