PhD in Education and PhD in Subject-Specific Teaching


The University of Zurich offers the following PhD programms in education:

  • PhD in Education (12 ECTS)
  • PhD in Subject-Specific Teaching (with a focus on subjects, such as history, mathematics, biology, language, etc.) (12 ECTS)
  • PhD-Program in Education (30 ECTS)
  • PhD-Program in Subject-Specific Teaching (30 ECTS)

The programs confer successful doctoral candidates the degree ‘Doctor of Philosophy.’

Please note that most courses are offered in German only. Additional Information is available on our website in German.

If you have any questions, please contact the PhD guidance service.


All PhD programs in education offer coursework on theory, research methods, and skills in teaching and making presentations. The PhD programs aim to qualify doctoral candidates to work on challenging research questions in the fields of education and subject-specific teaching, to present and communicate research results, and to teach professionally.