Doctoral Degree in the Life Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.)
The Dr. rer. nat. ist for doctoral candidates with a qualifying degree in the life sciences. You must have achieved a grade, which allows you to carry out a doctoral research project at one of the life science faculties of the LMU.
Supervision of the doctoral research project can only be carried out by a supervisor, who has a doctoral degree in the life sciences and is permitted to supervise doctoral student (usually a private lecturer or professor).
In order to be allowed to supervise candidates for the Dr. rer. nat. degree, supervisors themselves must meet certain requirements.
Before beginning work on your doctoral research project with the goal of obtaining a Dr. rer. nat., you must first apply for acceptance as a doctoral candidate.
Candidates wanting to obtain a Dr. rer. nat. may have to successfully complete a Pre-Doctoral Examination. More information on this procedure can be found here.
Once you have completed all requirements for the Dr. rer. nat., you can submit your thesis.
Informationen on the evaluation procedure of your thesis, as well as on the oral defence can be found here.
Final steps for completing the doctoral examination procedure and information on the Doctor's Certificate can be found here.