This Ph.D. program addresses the study of pedagogical and didactic sciences in an interdisciplinary context, providing the necessary skills to face research in the theoretical and empirical-experimental field and promoting the development of innovative application practices.

Course Description

The program responds to the growing need in international research to develop complex interpretations of socio-cultural and educational systems and to deepen conceptual, theoretical and methodological models. The study plan foresees different activities to ensure that Ph.D. students acquire basic epistemological skills, specific didactic and disciplinary skills as well as transversal skills.

Students and professors from different countries, different disciplines, and scientific fields guarantee the international and interdisciplinary orientation of the program.

At a glance

  • Duration of the course: 3 years
  • Courses will be taught in Italian, German and English
  • Places covered by grants: 7
  • Places without grants: 2
  • Campus: Brixen-Bressanone
  • Tuition fees: € 163,50 per year

Structure of the course

This is a full-time Ph.D. program and you can choose between three research areas: General Pedagogy, General Didactics, and Disciplinary Didactics and Social Pedagogy. The three research areas share modules on research epistemology and on qualitative and quantitative research methods.

During the three years, you will have to take part in diversified teaching activities: a series of introductory lessons, workshops, and seminars that illustrate and explore in depth the issues and research fields available in the program and the most recent developments in education and the social sciences.

Fieldwork abroad

During your Ph.D., you are required to spend at least three months abroad. You can choose to split your trip abroad into three stays of at least three consecutive weeks each.

Partner universities and institutions

Our faculty collaborates with many universities and research centers in Italy and abroad. Among our partners, besides the two Euregio universities of Innsbruck and Trento, are also the universities of Vienna, Toledo, and Bielefeld.

Program taught in:
  • English
  • Italian
  • German

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Last updated October 14, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Oct 2019
164 EUR
The yearly study grant amounts to € 17,000 gross.
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