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Neuroeconomics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (BCR) Zürich, Switzerland
The Doctoral program in Neuroeconomics has a strong scientific focus, with the goal of enabling students to become independent first-class researchers.
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Overview

Doctoral students demonstrate a systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field. They can conceive, implement, and adapt a research process with scientific integrity. 

Doctoral students can undertake original research which expands existing knowledge through substantial research contributions. Doctoral students can analyze and solve complex problems and critically reflect on scientifically relevant issues. 

They present and discuss their research field to the international scientific community as well as communicate their research field to the general public. 

Graduates of the structured doctoral program successfully completed courses with a total work load of 39 ECTS credits and are especially prepared for an academic career. The doctoral thesis covers a specific subject in Neuroeconomics of current scientific interest in great depth, and is publicly defended. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    39 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Doctoral Program in Neuroeconomics offers numerous courses on theoretical and practical aspects of research. Every student needs to attend several compulsory modules; on top of these obligatory courses, elective courses need to be taken that fit the specific student’s profile. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

Persons who are currently not enrolled at the University of Zurich must first apply with one of the program directors to be accepted to a program (in the Informatics department, with the respective professor). Additionally, they must apply online with the Admissions Office, who reviews the application on behalf of the University. Acceptance to a program is only possible after these steps have been completed.

Persons who begin a Doctoral program immediately after completing a Master's program at our Faculty must also apply for acceptance with the program director (in the Informatics department, with the respective professor). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    260 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 130 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    260 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 130 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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