Graduate School of the Humanities (GSH)

"A Doctorate with Added Value."

Our Graduate School's main objective is to promote highly qualified postgraduate students as they go through our "Humanities" doctoral study course,  so that candidates will be able to complete their doctorate within a period of three years. Therefore, we offer

  • intensive mentoring by a personal, three-member advisory committee
  • training in essential academic and professional skills.

Within the framework of our Graduate School, young academics are offered the opportunity to conduct their research projects across the entire range of a large number of fields in the Humanities. The doctorate study is being carried out within one of the four thematic Classes at which the subject of the doctoral thesis may as well be interdisciplinary, i.e. situated between these. 

At present, about 100 scholars are contributing to the program; they work in a wide range of fields in the Humanities and provide specifically to the doctoral students at the GSH their special course offerings, their mentoring experience, and their know-how in writing and composing academic texts. The GSH also offers courses for acquiring transferable skills, interdisciplinary method workshops as well as information lectures, talks and social events. 

Our Graduate School was officially established in January 2007 as a Central Institute within the framework of the University of Würzburg Graduate Schools, and is supported by the three Humanities faculties. Director is Prof. Dr. Roland Borgards (Chair of History of Modern German Literature).

Please note: our Graduate School's working language is German but a variety of English or other foreign-language courses and lectures may also be held where appropriate.