Individual Doctorate

The Individual Doctorate (12 ECTS credits) includes 8 ECTS credits in Media Studies and Communication Science (see course catalogue on our homepage) and 4 ECTS credits in transferable skills (courses for PhD candidates), including language courses.

You may write a dissertation in one of the following subject areas:

NN («Medienrealität & Medienwirkung»)

Prof. Dr. Frank Esser(«International vergleichende Medienforschung»)

Prof. Dr. Otfried Jarren(«Medien & Politik»)

Prof. Dr. Eszter Hargittai(«Media Use & Society»)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friemel(«Media Use & Effects»)

Prof. Dr. Michael Latzer(«Medienwandel & Innovation»)

Prof. Dr. Mike Schäfer(«Wissenschafts-, Krisen- & Risikokommunikation»)

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Siegert(«Medienökonomie & Management»)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Süss(«Mediensozialisation & -kompetenz»)

Prof. Dr. Werner Wirth(«Medienpsychologie & Medienwirkung»)

Please contact your supervisor directly by e-mail and include a brief description of your planned dissertation topic.

Booking information:
You can book IPMZ courses in «subject-specific skills» – for example colloquia – yourself. For publications, summer schools, conference presentations, etc., you must request a certificate of attendance from the event organizer. If the event organizer does not provide the necessary form, you can use the form “ECTS Recognition”. You then must submit this form, signed by the supervising professor, to the institute’s office.

You can book courses in «transferable skills» offered to PhD candidates yourself. If booking is not an option, you must request a confirmation of attendance that states the number of ECTS credits earned.
You then must submit this form, signed by the supervising professor, to the institute’s office.

For questions regarding the Individual doctoral program, please contact; programmkoordination@ipmz.uzh.ch