The International Graduate School: Heritage Studies offers an interdisciplinary PhD programme in the broad field of the humanities. It is aimed at a national as well as international audience. The IGS Heritage Studies consists of highly qualified and committed colleagues from all faculties of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and other institutions.
The principal objective of the PhD programme is the completion of a dissertation and its defense. The programme of the IGS Heritage Studies is designed so that the qualification can be achieved in the intended time frame taking into consideration the innovative research topic, the development and application of appropriate methods, and the related elective and mandatory courses. Moreover, the PhD programme establishes a structure for working on the dissertation that provides an orientation for both German and international PhD students with their institutionally and culturally heterogeneous learning experiences.